The month of fasting during Ramadan is about to end in a couple of days or so. It could be on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the sightings of the crescent. And as Muslims shifts from a month of fasting to a week long festivities, so does the rapid spike of weight gainers. It is a typical yearly situation among muslims when they celebrate Eid al-Fitr with traditional foods rich in sugary contents and fats.
But again it is not just about those who are fasting yet it applies also to those who skipped meals and with misguided diet programs that eat less in order to lose weight. People believe and it is a big misconception that the way to get rid of those extra weight is to go on a diet or eat sparingly so the metabolism will increase. Yet the opposite will happen. When you don’t have or perhaps lesser amount of food that you take, your body’s metabolism slows down in order to conserve energy and will continue to do so even when you start eating again.
And after a month long of food deprivation, people tend to eat with a vengeance, as if there’s nothing to spare for tomorrow. But don’t get me wrong about it for many would say that the festivities is not complete without eating the traditional foods and it is probably hard to resist temptation when foods are laid out in front of you. In the end, it is just a simple mathematics, when you overeat you are most likely to add more weight and would probably die young like Elvis Presley. Thus, many are turning to alternative medicine like slimming teas and appetite suppressant pills in order to reduce weight and burn fats.
A mother is described as the most wonderful being that ever walked the earth. She is the man’s’ partner, she is the home keeper as she is considered to be the light of the home, she is a great cook, she is a wonderful storyteller, an individual with extreme patience, a passionate being whose love knows no boundaries. She is really great, isn’t she? She has done all those and at the same time her own personal time has been neglected. Some of the things that concern her own needs that are often set aside may be shopping for her personal wants, pampering herself like taking a trip to the spa for facial treatments, body scrubs, foot massage.
Physical fitness has also been dormant to attend to the other needs of the family and in the process they have built-up some belly fat and flabby arms that would eventually make them feel down and think of themselves as less pretty. The reason why some are yearning for a wonder drug or weight loss pills for women that work fast because of their busy schedule the gym is like a dream to them. They are also at risk of losing their social life.
Mothers also desire to interact with other people outside the family circle. They long to have a good chat with fellow mothers, neighbors and other associates in the office (if she’s a working mom). It may be solved by managing the time wisely. Making a priority list could help in the process, a few minutes for this and a few minutes for that could make a difference. In spite all this, they are considered as super moms for tackling every task on hand with grace and confidence. What we could do to give back the goodness that they have done is to acknowledge them, give them all the love they need, shower them with kisses in the morning and squeeze them with overflowing hugs of love and tell them “I Love You Mom”.
NB: Image from wikimedia commons.
I was talking about the weight of our son and where he is in growth chart whether I will be concern about his near the borderline in weight percentile. Then recently he was down and sick with colds and fever but glad that he is doing fine right now. It is also evident that he loses weight in just a few days that he wasn’t drinking his milk and don’t have the appetite to eat but glad that he’s back now in his old activity and been so active again. He’s been drinking his milk like he was starving and craving for it and he started gaining weight too.
So yesterday, I brought him out in the mall for a change in environment and to at least give him a reward for eating a lot in breakfast and lunch. We fetch his mom after work before going to the mall for shopping (there was a mall-wide sale). This is what he ate at dinner, with a big plate.
Then brought him in the children’s play area inside the mall, he was so scared at first that he kept on hugging me so tight especially when the roller coaster starts running. And when he got the feel of the area, I have to keep on following him wherever he goes.
He enjoyed watching the Ferris wheel at my back while taking this photo. All of the photos were taken using my new toy Canon 600D. You’ll notice the big difference if it is just point and shoot.