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I learned from overeating all my life that it was a coping mechanism

Originally, this blog begun in 2007 as a sort of accountability online journal to embark on my ‘battle’ with overeating and weight issues. In my first post, I blamed sugar for the evil thing that is causing overeating due to the blood sugar issues. Later I dabbled into glycemic index (GI) of food. If you …

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

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, …

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Review of calories content of different types of premixed coffee/tea sold in Malaysia

This is a ‘calories-for-thought’ for those who love 3-in-1 (coffee/milk with sugar and creamer) pre-packet tea/coffee. On average, one packet of this is equivalent to almost half hour of leisurely walk in the park. So you may want to rethink if you are taking more than a packet a day: No. Product Type Cal per …

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Don’t Blame Coke or Fast Food for Obesity

There is a recent protest going on because a number of parties are angry that Coke is sponsoring an established website, familydoctor.org. Concerns rose because Coke, soda, McDonalds, and a host of other fast food have been blamed for the rising in obesity pandemic on developed countries. While I agree that taking too much sodas …

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