SHARJAH, -- A series of informative health and beauty sessions educated visitors about healthy choices and skincare at the ongoing Sharjah Bridal Fair, SBF 2017, on Thursday.

In its second edition, this signature wedding exhibition organised and hosted by Sharjah's Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, JRCC, is emphasising health and vitality through a series of workshops and talks.

These sessions, combining beauty and health, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of adopting healthy eating and lifestyle habits, as they are directly associated with beauty, with a focus on healthy weight loss and dieting tips.

One session, "Different Effective Diet Plans to Help You Lose Weight Fast," facilitated by clinical dietitian, Dr. Lama Al Naeli, highlighted the basic tips to attain and maintain a healthy body by following a host of healthy diet guidelines. The importance of breakfast as an essential meal that helps weight loss and control was also discussed.

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the energy to start a new day, and is linked with several health benefits, including weight control, improved vitality and overall performance," Dr. Al Naeli said.

An interesting revelation made during the session was that slow eating could have a positive impact on weight loss. It also raised awareness about the importance of eating regular meals throughout the day because it helps burn calories faster as well as the importance of exercising.

"Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of many diseases. Exercise is also a key to weight control because it burns calories," Dr. Al Naeli added.

She suggested drinking 6 to 8 glasses (approx. 2 litres) of water a day, and eating fibre-rich food, saying, "Fibre-rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables, oat and whole grain bread give a feeling of fullness for a long time, and are ideal for weight loss."

Reading food labels to monitor calories, fats, salts and sugars, artificial ingredients, was one of the many tips she shared.

Dr. Al Naeli presented a healthy recipe containing whole grains, vegetables, fruits and protein, as an example of a healthy daily meal to fulfil dietary requirements.

In another interactive session, Nivine Rammal, expert and trainer at L'Occitane, shared quick and easy tips for a healthy and beautiful skin. She advised brides-to-be to follow skincare tips one month before the big day, and the importance of using natural products instead of cosmetics with high chemical content.

Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, JRCC, is the largest high-end hall in Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, furnished with a wide range of exclusive in-house events and catering facilities.

Source: Emirates News Agency