overeating

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

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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 [...]

Emotional Causes of High Uric Acid

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High uric acid, which in the past used to affect older people is now beginning to affect the younger generation. A few of my friends in their thirties came back with blood test results with high uric acid. High uric acid sometimes do not have clear symptoms- when we feel our legs have not much [...]

It is true, there is no benefit in being fat or obese

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Last Saturday, after reading the article in The Star by Tee Lin Say on “No Benefit in Being Fat“- Weight Gain Simply Drags a Person Down No matter what, I had wanted to write further about that. When I went online to search for the article so that I could link back to it, I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What to do when you feel like a beached whale after a full meal

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If you eat when you are hungry, the brain may fail to send the signal that you are already full in time for you to stop. So there you may be, hungrily stuffing your face- especially when the food is hot, fresh and delicious. 10 minutes later, you feel overwhelmed as the food you have [...]