diet

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 [...]

Calories in common Malaysian food

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Here is a summary of calories in Malaysian common Malaysia food- in case you are wondering. The calorie information is taken from the article Malaysian Calories- Counting Calories in Malaysian food published in The Sunday Star (one of my favourite reads) dated 27 Feb 11 by Dr Y.L.M: Typical breakfast: Nasi lemak (644 calories- equivalent [...]

Stress and weight gain

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Some people lose weight when they are stressed. But for most of us, we tend to gain weight easily when we are stressed up, depressed or going through some difficult situation. It is very real- and most people may not believe the emotional connection to stress- but our emotions does influence weight gain. When we [...]

Where to get fresh and healthy snacks like nuts

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When you are busy hitting the gym, you would not want to ruin all your efforts by eating junk food. Healthy snacks sold at supermarkets tend to be expensive and not fresh. A good place to get them is via a shop selling bakery supplies.  If you are not sure where, just ask around those [...]

When taking fiber, drink lots of water

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We all know it is very important to have adequate intake of fiber ranging from oats, vegetables and fruits. But please keep in mind that you need to drink lots of water as well. There was a case I heard where a person who had an inflammation of the stomach even though he took a [...]

Nutritious drink that is healthy and filling to prevent snacking

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Recently I’ve put on some weight again. Perhaps it is the stress of trying to balance both my working life and all the blogs that I try to update as frequent as I can, and the same time, giving time for my family and gym sessions. As one of my strategies- before I could not [...]

Soy may not be just healthy as claimed by many direct selling agents

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Recently, a direct selling agent tried to convince us that we should not take any milk based product. Instead, he wanted to promote a soy based product offered by his company. According to him, drinks like Ensure and Enercal (soy and milk-based) are not good for health. People, especially those cancer survivors should switch to [...]

How to make weight loss permanent

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Recently there is an interesting study published in the MSN Health titled Obesity’s Hazard & Mysteries. One of the things mentioned is that it is better to have fixed mealtimes rather than to break it down into lighter meals. And to abstain from eating between 8 to 12 hours everyday. Holistic healing has long prescribed [...]

Determining Optimal Body Mass Index (BMI)

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The Body Mass Index (BMI) chart below only provide a rough idea of whether our weight, in proportion of our height falls under underweight, normal, overweight or obese category. Reading differs from one place to another. For example, in some countries, BMI of over 32 is considered obese. Body Mass Index Table Height (cm) Underweight BMI: [...]