Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

by Ali Khalifa

My name is Ali Khalifa, I am 17-years old. According to the BMI system, I am obese. I have been overweight for over 10 years now. This means that I have hands on experience with the bullying that anyone in my shoes will have likely experienced. I have made the conscious decision, however, to not allow […]

Egyptian Facebook User Flawlessly Shuts down Body Shamers

Egyptian Facebook User Flawlessly Shuts down Body Shamers

Most modern societies are afflicted with a disease that dictates that there is nothing more important in the world – especially for a woman- than her appearance. Although this disease has variant iterations across the globe, the story is always the same: if you are not toned and/or a maximum of a size 6, then […]

Fat-Shaming Shaimaa Seif in ‘La La Land’ Is Not Funny AT ALL

Fat-Shaming Shaimaa Seif in ‘La La Land’ Is Not Funny AT ALL

  20 years ago, when I used to watch Alaa Wali ElDin and Ismail Yassin being made fun of in movies, I never noticed anything odd about it; it was just a joke. A simple depiction of what people say in real life. The lines were clever, smart and funny, so I laughed. It never […]

The Ultimate Guide for Cheese Lovers in Cairo

The Ultimate Guide for Cheese Lovers in Cairo

Today, I am writing about the thing I am passionate about the most. Not traveling, movies, Game of Thrones, philosophy, politics, art, history, anime, or Greek mythology; I will write about cheese. I can’t think of anything else in the world that gives me pleasure more than eating food that’s stuffed and covered with melted […]

4 Reasons Every Egyptian Needs to Lose the Winter Weight Now

4 Reasons Every Egyptian Needs to Lose the Winter Weight Now

We know, we know. All of us unfortunate souls blessed with a slow metabolism are dreading the fact that summer is near. Summer means hitting the beach, a beach means swimwear, swimwear means thighs and cellulite.   We’ve all had a blast this summer, munching the cold away, deeply hiding in the comfort of our […]

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

by Caroline Gergis

  We live in a world that is obsessed and infatuated with weight loss. Stepping on the scale in the morning becomes more than just a habit; it somehow alarmingly sets our mood for the day. Our self-worth is now entirely dependent on our measurements, our waistlines and our pants size. Whether we choose to […]

Egypt, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Top the World’s Fattest List

Egypt, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Top the World’s Fattest List

A recent study has revealed that five out of the 10 fattest countries in the world are actually in the Middle East! Of course you have the United States and their voracious fast food eating habits on the list, but the rest of the countries are quite surprising: Check out the 10 Fattest Countries in […]

Ahmed’s Fat Shoelace – How to Lose Weight Everywhere

Ahmed’s Fat Shoelace – How to Lose Weight Everywhere

One day at the gym my trainer told me that my shoelace is “of a fat person’s shoe”. I was like “EXCUSE ME? I just lost 2 kilos the other day, so try to motivate me here.” When he explained his rationale, it actually was motivating. If you have a lot of fat on your […]

FAT: The Good , The Bad and The Ugly

No one should be scared of the word fat .. On the contrary to common belief,  fat  is pretty essential for our survival . Every cell in our bodies maintains its integrity by having some sort of fat and even cholesterol in its wall. In our bodies, fat is stored as Adipose tissue underneath your […]

Mommy Diaries: The New Old Me

Being able to finally remove the labels maternity and nursing from your wardrobe are huge milestones for any mom… or so I’ve heard. I myself haven’t had the opportunity to truly erase those words from my life. Fortunately for me, Superdad is too busy at work to notice and my friends are too nice to […]