Health is wealth. Our bodies, are one of the biggest assets we have. We must learn to take care of ourselves. Obesity can lead to many medical issues. We are aware of how to lose weight: we should not over-eat, we must avoid processed, junk food, high in sugar.However, we are still not able to accomplish this. Food is pushed on us from every direction. You'll see food commercials everywhere. We are taught to eat when we are sad, we are taught to eat when we are happy. Prior to 90s, we mostly had breaks from food during the day, later snacks started being pushed as well. Now, our bodies do not get a break from eating throughout the day. The sugar also acts as addictive substance, raising dopamine. At the same time, this food not nourishing. Thus, our bodies are always hungry, asking for nourishing food. Food needed to survive is very little. What helped me with losing over 45 lbs is becoming more aware of my thoughts around food. Other crucial steps which helped me are :*Sleeping at least 8 hours per night*Drinking water, sometimes thirst cues are confused for hunger*Intermittent fasting , Ramadan helped with this*Not over-eating.*over-coming scarcity mindset*Exercise has tremendous amount of health benefits, however, it should not be used as vehicle for weight loss. We should aspire to exercise for the health benefits, including weight loss, but be aware of this turning into an excuse to eat anything. Please subscribe, rate, and share the podcast if you are enjoying. Also, visit the website, www.wealthymuslimwomen.us , for more content.