My first recommendation on this matter would be not to follow any pre-set, standardized diets that are being marketed as a “quick fix” for your weight/health/lifestyle issues. There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all”. Every individual in the UAE should learn about their body and customize their eating and exercise habits to best fit their own lifestyle. A good first step would be to determine what your goals are and what are the key areas you would want to address when it comes to your health and fitness.
We cannot emphasize this enough: START YOUR DAY WITH WATER. It is recommended to drink at least 1 ltr of high-quality water the first thing you wake up, before anything else. It will help wake you up and cleanse your entire system.
Incorporate in your diet 1 liquid meal per day in a form of a healthy smoothie or a vegetable juice. Green, leafy vegetables, celery and beets are some of the top ingredients for this option.
Include high-dense-nutrient foods in your diet, such as quinoa, sweet potatoes, lentils, avocados, black rise. You can customize your recipes to your liking, depending on your cultural and individual background.
Cut out all processed and refined foods, especially in the evening.
For meat consumers, always opt for lean meats and fish bought from fresh farmers market to avoid unnecessary additives.
Small cycle intermittent fasting periods are a great way to help you cleanse and reset your system a few times a month.
Be proactive when it comes to your weekly/monthly meal plans. Stock up your fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables and your cabinets with healthy staple grains (black rice, quinoa, gluten-free pasta) so you avoid last minute order-ins that tend to be unhealthy and bad for your diet.
Upgrade the quality of water that you consume. Avoid tap water and desalinated water brands.