Yummy Mummy is the nucleus of her family. She takes care of herself and she extends fabulous care to the ones she loves. Her family, her friends, her colleagues, her clients can’t stop raving about how yummy is this mummy. The Yummy-Mummy that I have the privilege to feature today is, a very successful nutritionist, dietician and coach. She is a mompreneur and a published author. She is one person to watch and learn from about everything Nutrition, Health & Lifestyle related .
I present to you, Ahlaam Ali, mother of an 18 years old hunk and the owner of Powwer Jars, a health food restaurant based in Dubai, UAE. Ahlaam also runs a ladies’ fitness outfit called, Powwer Lounge, which is a one stop shop for physical & mental fitness clubbed with lifestyle & diet counselling for women and their family. Ahlaam has received lots of success and awards for her work and contribution to spread awareness in the field of nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle. She has been awarded by the Middle East Business Achievement Award (MEBA), Women of Excellence Award and Lloyds TSB Innovation Award. Her book Hottie’s Handbook — Lose 10 KGs in 10 Weeks by Ahlaam Ali helps readers make changes in their lifestyle and eating habits to get fit.
Her persona, her style, her body and her mind is what Yummy-Mummy goals are made of, and so let’s dive straight into my Question & Answers with the Amazing Ahlaam Ali.
- Tell us a little about yourself & your mommy journey so far.
Am a crazy independent person who didn’t know what I was missing whilst I was trying not to have kids. But the minute the accident happened, it was absolutely the best thing ever. Something switched and I went from being crazy independent to crazy dependable with a constant craving to give my baby the best of nutrition in healthy food and teach him math. During my pregnancy, I literally just wanted him to be born asap so I could teach him math and feed him healthy mushy food – crazy or what??
- Tell us a bit about your venture and what was the guiding force to start it.
My son and I are both gluten and dairy intolerant and struggled a lot to find the right nutrition through healthy, gluten free, dairy free food that was not loaded with the wrong calories. This is the reason I started Powwer Jars and Pure Vegan Love
- What was the last compliment you received?
The fact that my son looks like my brother J
- What will be your 3 top tips to help manage weight for lady’s post pregnancy?
Eat clean unprocessed food to ensure your body gets good fuel to rejuvenate itself and rebuild. So much has been taken out of the body during pregnancy and labor that you need to bring your body back to health with good nutrition and care. You need to ensure you replenish and rejuvenate all parts of your body.
- What’s your daily skin-care regime?
I definitely clean my face every night without fail and tone and rehydrate. I never ever go to bed without my skin regime whether I use make up or not. Also, I make sure I drink a lot of water and alkalize my body with clean vegetable detox juices
- What is your view about fitness? How do you keep fit?
I either run or do weights at the gym. Ideally, I prefer outdoors so during the winters I run outside and during the summers I get inside a gym and do cardio and weights.
- If you had to live in only 2 outfits and 1 pair of shoes for 1 full year, what would you pick?
1 track suit and a pair of golf shoes. I like to wear my golf shoes everywhere as much as possible as they look trendy, are comfortable and empower me to be active most of the day.
- What’s your definition of a Yummy Mummy? Who is your Yummy Mummy crush?
Yummy Mummies are fit, healthy, well groomed, proud of themselves and of being women. Yummy mummies respect their bodies and aim to stay fit and healthy well into their 50’s and 60’s.
My favorite Yummy Mummy is Angelina Jolie. Fit and toned and sexy as hell!
- What is your favorite thing about being a mother?
The special bond that you get to share with that one person or two or however many kids you have. There is never another bond like that on earth. Makes you feel special and you have the chance to mould a child a person into a good responsible mature human being, who will prove to be an asset to the world and its fabulous people.
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Ahlaam Ali. The pics she shared with us are out of a professional photoshoot, but one look at her social media pages, and you would know that she looks like a diva even without the make up and the perfect light.
“For the moment, I prefer to be a beautiful woman of my age than try desperately to look 30. “
What also stands out is that healthy living, clean eating and devotion towards exercise can have a huge impact on how you look and what you feel. Here is a lady who is rocking her age without worrying about the number. Do check out her Facebook page here, and if you live in Dubai, do give the Powwer Jars a try and if you don’t, you can buy her book , here . I know I will.
Keep writing to me. We have just few more Yummy Mummy left before I take a break from this series. It has been a privilege and a fabulous journey to find women, mothers, around us, who are rocking their motherhood and staying yummy for love, life & their little one.
Wow what an amazing series! I just love reading more on Ahlaam ali. So inspiring!
Super inspiring to read about a fellow mom who has achieved so much and crossed all obstacles. Kudos to her and to you for featuring such an unique series
I’ve never heard of her store before but I’m really interested. I love that she’s promoting clean eating. It does so much for our health.
It’s really important to live healthy especially when you have a little one relying on you. I’m curious about her products!
She sounds like an amazing woman and I love that her dedication to give her son the best led her to start a company that will also help other moms. I think this is really awesome.
I am definitely looking into getting her book because I’ve started a sugar detox and need more clean recipes. I can’t believe she has an 18yr old son!!
Sounds like she’s have a great Interview and I love reading this so much, I think I need to start on my night regimen it sounds easy
Very interesting story – love the concept of power jars! Balancing mom nutrition with time is often a challenge for so many women.
This is a really neat idea. I have a daughter with 5 food allergies and meal time is always a task. I am checking out this option.
Wow I need to get on it! I have 2 kids 3 and under and its so tough to be that healthy and fit. I am trying though and will take her advice into consideration. I was always fit prior to kids but then I got lost in the motherhood journey!
This is a great interview and series. Good for moms and for me also, i always watch what i m eating and always tried to take lots of vegetables instead of meat.
Very cool series. And that’s great she loves doing the vegan thing. I could never do it. I have tried substituting vegan things and I have a hard time eating it.
This is a great interview and series. It encourages us as moms to take care of yourself after all one day our kids are going to move out and just be us and our spouses.
Great interview and an inspiration for the yummy mummy in all of us.
Talk about a power mom! Thanks for being an inspiration to the strong women/moms out there.
Love the interview and the honesty of Ahlaam! I am not a women but I can certainly agree with eating clean unprocessed food
The jars look super tasty! i try really hard to eat well and take care of myself. It is so important to find time for yourself, especially when as a mum you are always thinking of others.
I love this interview! I think I’m a Yummy Mummy–though I do eat more junk food, so I’m not as fit as I’d like. Those jars look delicious!
This is a really great interview! I love her thoughts on her favorite things about being a mom.
Great post! I’m pregnant now into my third trimester. Fitness and diet will be important for me to bounce back afterwards.
She sounds like a great mom. She takes good care of herself and that makes her an awesome mom.
Really enjoyed reading this post ! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Also , Angelina Jolie is definitely a great “yummy mummy ” !
I find that washing my face before bed is a lot easier than in the morning. My morning routine always gets messed up because the kids need something lol