Dr. Alhussein El-Shennawy

The Maternity Diet

Are you feeding your baby right during Pregnancy? To begin with, one has to mention that staying fit, lean and healthy by following a tailored nutrition regimen and personalized workout program are basic prerequisite conditions to improve both quality and quantity of life for any health conscious individual. For our beloved ladies/mothers to be/ future breast-feeding…

The Supersized Menu Leading Us to Our Demise

The top killer cooking habits! It is very seldom that Egypt scores high in any international survey and statistic related to education, scientific achievements, winning medals in various sports competitions around the globe etc. The Egyptian cuisine is definitely adding big-time to the current obesity problem Egyptians are suffering from, and there is no doubt…

Post Marriage Weight

How to avoid gaining weight after getting married To start with, one has to clearly state here that shifting from being single to becoming a person living with a partner under the same roof requires a lot of adjustments in every aspect of life to avoid things to get out the targeted path. This is…

Traveling to delicious cities? Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit

Travelling away and especially abroad to unknown terrain causes a lot of havoc if a person is sticking religiously to a tailored nutrition and training program, or at least tries to follow a healthy life-style. As a matter of fact, it must be mentioned here, that planning on how to stay healthy and fit does…

New Year’s Resolution: Move it and Stop Procrastinating!

Procrastinators usually take ages to put down a plan and even more to stick to it and implementing it within a predetermined time frame. As this is present in almost every aspect of their lives, taking drastic and fundamental measures in nutrition and fitness to improve quality of life is not an exception, but for…

Is Detox a Painful Approach? Not at all!

To start with, one has to mention, that every system needs a break, and a change in order to prevent it from falling into a monotonous rhythm leading to a plateau, where there is no gain in aspect. On the contrary, only losses are expected in every single trait. The change can also come in…

Curves: The Love-Hate Relationship!

“The biggest heartbreak is when patients undergo surgery and think it’s going to cure everything, only to watch over the next five to eight years that they’ve gained the weight back.” A lot of women I meet during my seminars and workshops or who approach me during my personal training sessions, always express and emphasize…

How to Stay Healthy, Hydrated and Energetic this Ramadan without a Miracle!

It has been quite some time now, where the holy month of Ramadan synergizes with summer challenging persons fasting in every single aspect of their lives. As tailoring and personalizing one’s nutrition/supplement program and training regimen according to the aspired target are the basic rules to be applied in constructing a successful plan, Ramadan does…

Breakfast is it really the most important meal of the day?

People always claim that breakfast is the most crucial meal of the day, but is that really a valid and scientifically backed statement? Or is it just one of these myths that will vanish very soon? As a matter of fact, there is some physiology to it, as eating breakfast prevents the person in question…

Food that Beats the Winter Blues!

After a battery charging summer full of heat and energizing sunrays, the day is slowly but surely becoming shorter, with the grey sky and cold weather more and more prevailing. These weather conditions are the best to let people find themselves vulnerable to winter blues attacks. As it is well known, the effect of the…

Ask your Personal Trainer

I’m a vegetarian and I want to keep up with my fitness, what are the best veggie dieting foods? As a general rule when choosing vegetables and fruits go for color and variety: dark green, yellow, orange and red. Aim for vegetables and fruits that are ‘in season’ they are usually fresh, cheap with superior…

Midnight Munch with No Fear of a Potential Belly!

Are you suffering from problems with midnight munching, late-night cravings and hunger pangs that do not let you sleep at night? And what could be more rewarding after a long, stressful and exhausting day than a rewarding and sweet midnight snack? You might however regret what you have indulged on the following morning as it…

Coffee Break Energy Boosters

A healthy diet should include at least six to seven meals a day. Going a long time without eating can lead to reduced levels of blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, and whose symptoms usually involve loss of energy, tiredness, difficulty in concentrating, changes in mood, blurred vision, tremors, sweating, difficulty in articulating speech and movements and…

The Aspartame Diet Myth

To begin with one has to mention that aspartame was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company. Schlatter had synthesized aspartame in the course of producing an anti-ulcer drug. He discovered its sweet taste serendipitously when he licked his finger, which had accidentally become contaminated with aspartame.…

Ask your Personal Trainer

As a result of quitting belly workouts, the belly starts to pull down, so what is the best thing to do to get rid of this look? Simply by regularly working out and tailoring your caloric intake! Once you stop working out, the elasticity of the muscle wears down and turns into a worn-out elastic…

How to Stay Fit and Healthy in Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, a lot of people tend to add unnecessary inches to their waist-line due to improper eating and hazardous workout habits. In the following few lines I will outline the proper eating and training practice to be applied during this month. To begin with, one has to state, that everyone…

What Does A Free Diet Day Really Mean?

A large number of people, who follow a strict nutrition program, think that having a cheat day or even a cheat meal will send all their endless efforts down the drain, leading to the fact, that dieters end up either struggling to avoid the temptation altogether or they feel incredibly guilty after they cheat on…

Exercise Myths Revealed Common mistakes at the gym!

While there are loads of training errors, this list provides the most common mistakes people make during exercise at the gym. Leading to discomfort, drop outs, de-motivation and in severe cases even injury. The trick is to objectively evaluate the following points and see which of them apply to you and may impair your expected…

What to Eat on a First Date!

When going out for a first date, the least people think of, is to have a health-friendly outing and dinner. Desperately trying to impress your partner with lavish gifts, an extraordinary ride and a non plus ultra romantic meal, makes the idea of enjoying a salubrious outing take a backseat. For health conscious individuals, these…

Ask your Personal Trainer – Diet Myths Revealed

Myth: Fad diets work for permanent weight loss. Fact: Fad diets are not the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Fad diets often promise quick weight loss or tell you to cut certain foods out of your diet. You may lose weight at first on one of these diets. But diets that…

Ask your Personal Trainer

What are easy and simple ways to keep in shape during the summer months?   Being an active person throughout the summer is the best thing to stay in shape. Park the car and walk to the supermarket. Use the stairs instead of the metabolism killing escalator. Exercise at least 1hour a day to prevent…

Eat Yourself to your Beauty Sleep

In the series of the articles I have been writing for this magazine, I have been mainly focusing on energizing food which improves the mental and physical performance, while not adding unnecessary inches to the trained and sculptured body. In addition to this, how to prepare healthy snacks and liquids have been discussed among other…

Ask your Personal Trainer

What are the best exercises when you’re fasting?   I have to point out the following two crucial aspects concerning exercising while fasting before answering your question: If you are a non-working person and do not have a household then training in the morning after you wake up is fine. A lot of people tend…

Egyptians – Are We Ready for International Competition…?

Apparently not. We’re really good at getting “so far.”  But, once we get there, it seems something, some inner fire that propels athletes on, dies out. There must be a reason, (most probably several), hindering Egyptian athletes from reaching international competition level. In order to cut the infamous Gordian Knot and be a force to be…