Sugar free processed food (sugar free gum, soda, cakes, jam, etc) contains various ingredients like aspartame which is decrimental to your health and linked to various nerve degenerative diseases. If you really must have it, then have the real thing- so if you really must, drink Coke instead of Diet Coke (Source).
Sugar free products also can make you crave for sugar.
If you are doing something bad to your body, it will see to it that you are miserable. So if you down yourself with tonnes of alcohol or smoke like a chimmey, you will feel rotten after that.
Most packaged fruit juice are very rich in sugar. You can get fat by just driking packaged fruit juice every day (don’t believe, read the label and try it for a week).
Low fat does not mean low in calories. PLEASE READ THE LABEL. To ensure the product sells, most manufacturers have to replace fat with sugar. So low calories processed food generally have higer sugar content.
If your kid is a bit hyperactive/ low attention span, check if you are feeding him/her too much sugar.
If you have mood swings, monitor your sugar intake (I don’t mean fruits but processed sugar).
Cereals, Jacob’s oatmeal biscuits (or most type of biscuits) are really high in calories. Taking cornflakes and all types of cereals not only gives you lots of calories & sugar, it turns your blood sugar outside down.
Still, you should not be skipping breakfast. Replace with oats and wholemeal bread (not white bread).
Vitamins, taken in tablet form, have been shown to work differently from natural occuring vitamins in natural/real food. Coming from a science background, I can confirm that ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) can be easily produced from inorganic chemics in the lab- and many people are eating that.
If you go for a crash diet/starving yourself without exercise, first, you lose water, then muscle (coz you don’t use it). You end up lowering your metabolic rate- that means much more difficult for you to lose weight in future.
The more muscle you have in your body, the higher your metabolic rate. If you do resistance training (lifting weights), the effects are long term coz your muscle will be burning fat (fat cannot burn fat) even though you are resting.
How Exercise Phobic folks could maintain their weight Of course, both are strongly recommended in order to achieve permanent weight loss or to at least maintain the weight loss.
Both are indispensable.
However, unless you are a guy who are gifted with extremely high metabolic rate and maintain that advantage even well after your thirties, then you have to watch the food intake. No amount of exer...
On too much sweat, too little sweat and sugary drinks Lite FM radio (frequency 107.5 in the Klang Valley) have this morning segment of Living Lite with Dr Rajbans Singh. Dr Rajbans Singh is a consultant, physician and president and of the Malaysian Wellness Society.
Sometimes I catch a snippnet of this while on my way to office in the morning. Last Wednesday, I managed the hear the last part of the...
Do you really need to resort to a pill to make yourself drink more water? Recently, I heard that a direct selling company actually produces a so-called supplement to encourage a person to drink more water.
All you need to do is to take the magic pill and you will immediately feel thirsty. After which, you will definitely make yourself drink more water. The pill is formulated because the company realized that many peop...
Law of Physics of Weight Loss I am currently reading this very interesting book called: 10 Habits That Mess Up a Woman's Diet by Elizabeth Somer.
She uses a very interesting simile.
No one can defy the law of physics.
ADEQUATE EXERCISE + HEALTHY EATING= LOSING WEIGHT
No one is going to grow fat eating veges and grilled chicken.
She had studied her clients food...
What to do if you feel constant hunger/food cravings Years of eating fastfood, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle can alter our metabolism and on how we deal with food that is ingested. If your meal consist mainly of carbohydrates- the simple carbs with high glycemic index, you can find yourself getting hungry within the next hour even though you have eaten a large plate of carbs.
If a person has ...