lose weight

Why am I gaining weight after quiting the gym?

scale gain weight 150x150 - Why am I gaining weight after quiting the gym?

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 execuses just to miss gym) [...]

Stress and weight gain

cookies fat 150x150 - Stress and weight gain

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

Healthy snacks1 150x150 - Where to get fresh and healthy snacks like nuts

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

scale gain weight 150x150 - Why losing weight is not a matter of willpower, diet or exercise

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 [...]

Nutritious drink that is healthy and filling to prevent snacking

drink fruit juice 150x150 - Nutritious drink that is healthy and filling to prevent snacking

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 [...]

How to make weight loss permanent

scale weightloss 150x150 - How to make weight loss permanent

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)

scale bmi 150x150 - Determining Optimal Body Mass Index (BMI)

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: [...]

Guide to Starting Yoga for the Overweight/ Obese

yoga 150x150 - Guide to Starting Yoga for the Overweight/ Obese

Update: The Gym has already closed down but the story shared below is still quite inspirational A few years ago, a friend of mine who was learning yoga suffered a slip disk. As the result of that, she had to go for an immediate operation and after that, she developed a phobia for exercises, particularly [...]