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Common pitfalls that is causing weight gain

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What causes most people to be overweight is because they tend eat because of stress, boredom, loneliness, sadness, or feeling powerless. During these recent year, my weight too had started to creep back. For me, my weight is always in direct colleration with my work demands. If I find work to be stressful, I would crave [...]

Exercise motivation in the gym for the overweight

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There is a guy (on the obese side) who I sometimes bump into at some yoga based classes. When I randomly go for a class on weekday and a Saturday, he was in my class. He has been dilligently doing his best for the past month or so- and I sincerely hope he would stay on the program [...]

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

Fitness and sweating

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

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 [...]

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 [...]