Entries by Ussma

Considering a Crash Diet for Christmas?

It was the summer of 2003 and I was getting married. Both my sisters, having gained weight – one after having her kids and the other wanting to drop a few of her university pounds – decided they were going to go on the South Beach Diet so they could slim down for the wedding […]

3 Anti-Weight Gain Thanksgiving Day Tips

I hope you followed my Preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Plan and are not afraid to enjoy your delicious meal today! If you missed out or if you want some additional ideas to stay on track then these Thanksgiving Day tips should help  Here are My 3 Thanksgiving Day Tips to Ward Off Wait Gain: […]


Healthy Eating in Ramadan for Detox

As salaam alaikum peeps – it’s almost Ramadan again! Is it just me or is this like one of the best times of the year? So I know we all start getting ready to have our spiritual game on – but somehow we tend to overlook the physical benefits that fasting has on our system… Like […]

Birthdays, Weight Loss Sisters & Other Important Things

Happy Birthday Imrana! I love you and feel blessed that we get to celebrate another B-Day together I’m sure I’m not alone when I say the world would be a different place  if there were no sisters – thank God it isn’t one we have to live in! And since we are talking about birthdays, weight loss sisters and other important things […]

Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe

Since iHop has declared today, March 8, 2016, to be National Pancake Day this year I thought this would be the perfect time for me to share my all time FAVORITE pancake recipe. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate iHop’s initiative in offering free pancakes to the nation but unfortunately their pancakes are a […]

My #1 Weight Loss Tip for Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted – 2016 had me hitting the ground running and it’s been an adrenaline rush so far – I hope your year has started out on a really good note as well! So here we are – month 2 of the new year, […]


Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Just in time for the holidays, this banana bread is a crowd pleaser… and the best part is the ingredients are unbelievably good for you! So let me give you guys some background on this – this recipe is one that has been developed with much thought and love over several years by my recipe […]