sugar

Mooncakes Galore! – how not to overeat

bakers cottage mooncakepromo2 300x225 - Mooncakes Galore! - how not to overeat

The mooncake festival is often a great occasion for family get togethers. Normally, the moon is known to be the fullest in the year. The main ingredients that goes into the making of mooncakes are lotus paste and sugar- lots and lots of sugar. Traditionally, there are the lotus paste mooncakes and ‘kam tui’ (paste fillings [...]

Battling Bad Breath

water 300x200 - Battling Bad Breath

We all suffer from bad breath- first thing in the morning when we wake up from bed. It’s normal because the gases released from the bacteria that is working along your digestive track from your mouth all the way to your large intestine. However, if the bad breath persist all through the day, rather than [...]

Festive Season Diets-High in sugar/fat

cookies fat 300x200 - Festive Season Diets-High in sugar/fat

Can’t resist squeezing in a post before being dragged for visiting… Happy Chinese New Year & Happy Holidays :) For Chinese celebrants, Chinese New Year (CNY) is here. In Malaysia, we seemed to be lucky because we celebrate various festivals, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Raya, Christmas together. We visit each other’s homes and taste various [...]

Early Signs of Osteoarthritis

body knee pain exercise 300x193 - Early Signs of Osteoarthritis

I have long suspected that something’s really wrong with my right knee. I have this creaking sound every time I bend and straighten my right knee. Generally it does not give me pain but still, the creaking sound had always worried me. Before I started going to the gym and practicing proper eating, I used [...]

Project ‘Tummy’ Part 7- Conclusion

belly stomach 300x200 - Project 'Tummy' Part 7- Conclusion

Concluding from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6… Recap: When I started this little self-project on 27 Oct, a.ka experimentation, I made the following changes: doing crunches on the Swiss/balance ball in almost every workout session. Sometimes I do 30, 40 and even up to 80 times. But if [...]

What to Avoid If You Want to Lose that Tummy

fried chicken food fat 300x200 - What to Avoid If You Want to Lose that Tummy

We have the obvious food that many people had placed into the ‘sin’ category, namely the 5 Cs: Cookies, Candies, Cakes, Chocolates & Chips. But anyone who had lost weight and maintained it for a long time will tell you that it’s okay to indulge once a while. Today, I will not talk about those [...]

Natural Cures for Stomach Ailments/ Pain/ Spasms.

stomach pain 300x127 - Natural Cures for Stomach Ailments/ Pain/ Spasms.

I am inspired to write this article because I realised that there are many people out there who suffer from stomach pains and genuinely wanted a way out. I used to suffer from terrible bouts of stomach spasms and pain- deep in a part of my body. The pain so so bad that I have to [...]

Slow and Steady: Losing Weight Takes Time

food diary book 300x200 - Slow and Steady: Losing Weight Takes Time

“Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.” – Joseph Pilates To me, the best way to lose weight is to do it slow and steady. Follow the tried, tested and proven method of sustained weight loss: exercise and food control. There are so many short cuts being [...]

Why Thai People are So Slim Despite Having Sweet Tooth

thailand food 300x225 - Why Thai People are So Slim Despite Having Sweet Tooth

Just came back from Thailand. I noticed that the Thais take lots of rice and refined sugar. Almost every dish, and even fruits are flavoured with sugar. Even if you buy can drinks or 3-in-1, the drinks taste sweeter than the Malaysian equivalent. A lot of meat dishes are served sweet. Guess many Thais have [...]

Danger of Abstaining from Carbs & Going on High Protein Diet

food sausage processed 300x180 - Danger of Abstaining from Carbs & Going on High Protein Diet

First, I wish to reaffirm that I do not go completely carb free. My diet is more of a combination between the GI and Carbohydrate Addict’s Lifespan plan, plus a bit of intuitive listening to my body. Like other aspects of my life that is generally is not dictated by mainstream practices/ beliefs, I am [...]