Diets

On too much sweat, too little sweat and sugary drinks

Fitness and sweating

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 [...]

How Hollywood celebrities slim down

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E Channel featured a slot on Big Celeb Slimdowns (you can view more photos in their online Gallery here). Celebrities are no different than us- they battle with weight as much as we do. And given their hectic schedule- touring, flying, travelling- often they just grab whatever fastest food they can find- and often, these [...]

Example of a healthy snack

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For those who want a healthy tea time snack, instead of grabbing that bar or chocolates or chips, why not try making the snack below? All you need is an orange or two, some roasted walnuts and raisins. Cut the orange in cubes and put in roasted walnuts and raisins. You may add in your [...]

How much it takes to burn off the calories from your favourite treats

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This information appeared in Shape magazine (April 2012), one of my favourite magazine. The visual and calorie information gives us a good indication of the price we need to pay for that impulsive treat indulgence. It may make us think twice before mindlessly opening that packet of candy bar, peanuts, jelly beans or chocolates: Gosh, [...]

Calories in Common Chinese New Year favourites

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Found this very good article resource in The Star paper that states the calories contained in common Malaysian food- especially when the festive season is happening, you may want to have a better idea of the amount of calories that you are consuming. Below is taken from The Sunday Star dated 22 January 2012 written [...]

Losing weight need not be complicated and cost lots of money

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Actually losing weight is not really that hard- all you need is to be more aware of what you eat and cut down gradually on the portion of carbohydrates that you are taking in the form of rice, sugar, bread and other flour based items. Recently during a training I met one of the trainer- [...]

How not to gain weight when our local diet is as such…

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As a multiracial nation, we get to savour and enjoy the best of all worlds- Malay, Indian, Chinese, Western…everywhere you go, there are a rich array of food, rich in fat and carbohydrate. No surprise that Malaysians have the most obesity related woes as reported in the papers: Malaysians have most obesity-related woes in South-East [...]

Why caffeine is bad for our body

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Most of us cannot function without our daily dose of coffee. We may have a vague suspicion that the daily fix may ran havoc to our health- and our instincts are right. If you suffer from the following symptoms and is an active coffee/ tea drinker, perhaps you may want to go about to gradually [...]

How to quit the bad habit of bingeing?

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Someone onced asked on how she could stop her craving of sweet foods. The moment she started eating something sweet, she could not stop like the whole day. Actually, the cause of bingeing probably goes deeper than just liking sweet food. The compulsive desire to eat something sweet or overeat could be to fill an [...]

Detoxing the body and mind through fasting

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This month, many Muslims around the world would be fasting in conjuction of the month of Ramadhan. Early in the morning during ‘sahur’, they would eat something simple, and followed by fasting the entire day. No eating, smoking or drinking till about 7.30pm– when they would then break fast. On normal days, most of us [...]