8 General Health Questions Answered

Question #1: What are the benefits of weightlifting on the body? The benefits of weight-training are numerous. First, weight-lifting produces an increase in lean body mass, this indirectly improves the management of weight. This is in large part due to the fact that higher energy levels are required to maintain muscle than to maintain fat,…

My 5 year Fitness Transformation Story

Today’s blog post is about my fitness transformation. I wanted to go into details and give you guys a glimpse into what it took to get me from my 2015 shape to my 2020 shape.  No shortcuts For starters, my goal was to get strong. I therefore prioritised heavy lifting and eating in order to…

What to eat in a day for muscle gain (Lebanon)

In order to put on muscle, you have to be eating whole-foods in a calorie excess. The ideal rule of thumb to follow for muscle gain is to have a balanced high-protein diet. As a woman, in order to accelerate muscle building, you can also consume a high-fat diet as it enhances your oestrogen. Contrary…

Pre/Post-Workout Protein Pancake Recipe

Today, I decided to try making this wonderful recipe that I found on pinch of salt’s blog (pinchofsalt.com,2016). The recipe was quick and easy, I added whey protein powder, peanut butter and fruit. As I think this recipe is both healthy and nutritious, I decided to share with you the video I made on how…

A Case for Fitness Instead of Dieting Culture in Lebanon

Lebanese Women and Diet Culture In Lebanon, women often partake in an unregulated and highly problematic diet culture in order to look attractive. Whereas there is no singular particular aesthetic that women try to achieve as being curvy is also desired here, the culture of calorie restriction, long stretches of cardio and diet plans is…

Advocating Strength training to Fight Disease

It is a commonly accepted expression in Arab culture that a woman is fragile.  Taken further, if she is to lift a weight, she may “break herself”. It is however, such an outdated belief that holds no truth, in fact, both  women and men should aim to lift weights so that they can prevent disease….

Five Useful Strength Training Definitions

Here is a fact-sheet that defines some of the bodybuilding principles that you may come across when reading some fitness-related content. You can save or print this image in order to have the definitions nearby. The principles that I have defined are important for understanding some of the instructions and concepts mentioned in strength training…

A Beginner’s Guide to Fat Loss

In order to understand how to lose weight and keep it off, you need to understand how calories work and how to manipulate them in your diet in order to achieve your fat loss goal. What Are Calories? Calories are units of energy. Think of energy as something that cannot be destroyed nor  created, so…