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Stress, caffeine and that stubborn belly fat

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I have noticed that despite being physically active and exercising frequently, I’ve had a stubborn tummy bulge that refuses to go off. Being overweight in the past, the fat would distribute evenly from my face, arms, legs but this time, it seemed to focus on the abdomen area. From my personal experience, there is a [...]

Before you quit the gym, read this

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Last year, I quit the gym after convincing myself that I don’t like the noise level, the sweat smell, sticky machine handles (from the previous sweat soaked hand),  the rap music and cramped classes. And I saw no point of paying for the high gym membership and then forcing myself to go there to workout amidst [...]

On too much sweat, too little sweat and sugary drinks

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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 snippet 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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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 pre-packaged food are high in preservatives, calories, sugar and saturated fat. Given the endless media appearances and rehearsals, it [...]

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: MALAYSIA is first among South-East Asian countries [...]

Why am I gaining weight after quiting the gym?

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Many people who quit the gym ended up gaining weight. That probably become a reason why they are afraid to quit the gym- and continue to pay the membership fees….but hardly going at all. Thus there is the guilt and self-directed anger (hating oneself for finding all types of flimsy excuses just to miss gym) [...]

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 [...]

Why losing weight is not a matter of willpower, diet or exercise

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If you have done everything right….exercise, eat right, get enough sleep, but still cannot shed off those pounds, let’s examine 2 underlying issues that could be sabotaging your efforts to lose weight: Lack of: self love and self acceptance.  Do you notice that you tend to pump in all sorts of ‘comfort foods’ when you [...]