Tag Archives: weight loss

5 Health Benefits of Fasting

Nour Zibdeh, MS RDN CLT, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of Nourition private practice (link: www.nourition.com) in Northern Virginia. She specializes in digestive wellness, food sensitivities, weight management, heart disease, diabetes, migraines and headaches, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Nour enjoys whipping up delicious meals for her family and friends. She shares her recipes and nutrition articles on her blog, helping her clients and readers eat healthier, one day at a time.

While fasting the month of Ramadan has a deeper purpose, in my world of nutrition, it has become a fashionable term with hopeful, yet questionable, merits. In research, ‘fasting’ means a variety of different things: fasting on alternating days, the 5:2 fast (600 calories during two fast days of the week and unlimited calories during the other five), 24-hour fasts, ... Read More »

Compassionate Care Network’s Weight Management Workshops

yvonne at a CCN Workshop in Bridgeview, IL

For the past year or so, I’ve been giving lectures on eating real {halal} food and how to shop for and prepare these foods at weight management workshops sponsored by the Compassionate Care Network. CCN is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that offers medical care to the uninsured, but also offers additional free services to the local community such as health screenings and ... Read More »