This diet requires those who do it to eat their normal diet for five days a week and the other two days to consume only a quarter of their normal calories.

It was done on 500 women and 600 men.

The result?

The people involved in the study experienced weight loss and a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

As Muslims we are suggested to fast two days a week on Mondays

Thursdays as encouraged by the Sunnah Database of Prophet Muhammad SAW.

The boy Usamah bin Zayd said he followed Usamah to Wadi al-Qura while chasing his camels.

He will fast on Monday and Thursday.

His servant asked him: ‘Why do you fast on Monday and Thursday when you are an old man?’

He said: ‘The Prophet SAW always fasted on Mondays and Thursdays.’ When asked about it, he said: ‘My deeds are offered (to God) on Mondays and Thursdays’

— Abu Dawood

Not only does fasting help improve our health, it also helps reduce “food congestion” in the mind when we fast.

Instead of constantly thinking about what we are going to eat or snack next, we will rest our minds for half the day and focus on what needs to be done.

Benefits of Eating Using Hands

Prophet Muhammad SAW taught us etiquette when eating in the following hadith


Umar bin Abu Salah RA narrated that the Messenger of Bulk Lead God SAW said: “Say the name of Allah Bismillah

Before eating eat with your right hand and whatever is close to you

Bukhari and Muslim Many People Underestimate. The Importance of Eating With Their. Hands and Prefer to Eat With a Spoon and Fork.

There Are Actually Studies Showing. That There Are Enzymes in the Fingertips. That Help Digest Food.

In Fact, Have We Ever Noticed How We Can Eat More With a Spoon and Fork. Than if We Eat With Our Hands (and Then End Up Regretting Eating Too Much)

I Believe That This Has Something. To Do With the Hands, Brain and Stomach. That Are Missing When We Eat With a Fork.