The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on | December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Healthy Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ..... Take a break, eat well & catch whatever exercise you can (as little or as much as possible).  Relax and get ready for a new year to start soon.  

Nutrition Info: Calories in Xia Long Bao

Posted on | December 23, 2014 | No Comments

Xia Long Bao (dumplings)

Yesterday my colleague was talking about the Winter Solstice celebration and her family tradition to come together to eat Tang Yuan (glutinous rice balls) and dumplings made by her mother.  This story sharing turned into hours of talk about dumplings – because I absolutely love dumplings.  And I’m sorry to say but you haven’t lived ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Thai Vermicelli Noodle Salad (Thai Bun)

Posted on | October 10, 2014 | No Comments

Thai Vermicelli Noodles

I enjoy the freshness of Thai food, but funnily enough I would rather eat Thai food anywhere else but in Thailand. I think so far I haven't found the authentic Thai food and instead just the tourist traps.Thai and Vietnamese food is very similar.  They have a balance of flavours and typically incorporate salty, sweet ...

Active Wear….

Posted on | August 25, 2014 | No Comments

Inspirational Tank Tops & Shorts.  My personal active wear style.

I must admit I absolutely hate wearing skin tight lycra pants or tops to exercise in. I admire women that do, but I personally feel so self conscious that it deters me from exercising. How can I run if I’m worrying about my butt jiggling? ………………. Am I the only one? Hahaha Instead you will find me ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Maggi Chicken Noodles

Posted on | August 15, 2014 | No Comments

Maggi Chicken Noodles

Instant Noodles are the snack that at one stage in our lives, most of us have turned to. I know for sure that as a struggling uni student with no money, instant noodles were one of the cheapest ‘meals’ on offer and I always had a stash available.  They are quick and easy to prepare, come ...

Eating instant noodles linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Posted on | August 14, 2014 | No Comments

Instant Noodles

Forget grabbing a pack of instant noodles when you're on the fly — a study has found that people who eat lots of them have an increased risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, which makes you more likely to get heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Instant noodle consumption is particularly high amongst Asian populations, so the researchers studied ...

Breast Cancer Awareness – The Long Ride from Singapore to Sweden

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

From Singapore to Sweden on a motorbike

Sometimes you come across people in your life than are doing more for mankind than entire continents put together.  Or at least it feels that way. These 2 men are doing just that:  Dr. Mikael Hartman & Dr. Philip Lau Sacrificing part of their lives promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and gathering knowledge as they travel from Singapore to ...

How to do a Breast Self Examination

Posted on | May 28, 2014 | No Comments

Breast cancer

I've recently had a friend diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She is in her early 40's, strong, fit, active, healthy, normal body weight - the exact opposite of what you presume an unhealthy person should be - which shows you that cancer really isn't that selective.  It can happen to any one of us. Naturally, these kind of events ...

What 2000 Calories looks like…

Posted on | April 10, 2014 | No Comments

I just watched this short film showing in pictures what 2000 calories looks like...  I thought it was pretty cool - click on the link below to take a look: What 2000 Calories looks like...

Recipe: No cook oatmeal – refrigerator breakfast

Posted on | April 4, 2014 | No Comments

Store in jars in the fridge overnight

One of my friends recommended I try these breakfasts as a healthy, nutritious and time efficient meal.  I agree completely! Ingredients: Rolled Oats (not instant or steel cut) Greek Yoghurt (omit if lactose intolerant) Milk (Skim – I replaced with almond milk – you could use soy or other type of milk you enjoy) Chia Seeds Recipe: Throw the main ingredients in a jar ...

Nutrition Info: Mandarins

Posted on | January 10, 2014 | No Comments

CNY Mandarins

    Chinese New Year is upon us again and I am always intrigued at the specials dishes or food which have a special meaning – they are often very auspicious, representing good luck, fortune, and health for those who enjoy them during the Lunar New Year!   One of the healthier options are the Mandarins which are thought ...

2014 New Year Resolutions….

Posted on | January 6, 2014 | No Comments

Well here are my goals for another year.....  Win GOLD in the 200m & 500m race, Open Women's category at DBS Marina Regatta Dragonboat race in May Look gorgeous and fabulous at my sisters wedding in August.  (Goal: 49Kg & muscle tone) Rehab and strengthen my repetitive left shoulder / back injury = Less visits to the ...

Reviewing my 2013 New Year Resolutions:

Posted on | January 6, 2014 | No Comments

I took a look back at last years NY resolutions and wanted to give you an update of how I went: Year 2013 resolutions: 1.       The year of the Chin Up:  Work towards doing at least 1 chin up (how… consistent weights program at the gym)  What really happened:  Nope……. No Chin up and very inconsistent weights at the ...

Interesting Article: Man loses 17kg eating McDonalds…..

Posted on | January 6, 2014 | No Comments

Fat guy

The last words in this article are: "It's our choices that make us fat, not McDonald's." This article is about a man who limited his daily intake of calories to 2,000 per day (after never having ever controlled his diet or exercised previously) and managed to lose weight.  He chose to only eat from McDonalds. I am not promoting McDonalds ...

Taking a break until 2014….

Posted on | December 12, 2013 | No Comments

xmas

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    • Guest_4072 : Hi! How many calories are there in deep fried fritters like youtiao, fried salty fritter and butterfly fritters? Thanks in advance!
    • Guest_1919 : Hi, just like to shout out that I like your blog and hope to see updates soon! :)
    • Guest_3668 : Referring to the previous message, sodium will be bad as without sufficient water they may cause organ damage. Hence just maintaining a healthy balance between the soup and noodles (ref. fishball noodles post) will do.
    • Guest_3668 : Just noticed you don't put the sodium levels. Would like to let readers out there know that her suggestions (eg drinking the soup first) will make the meal VERY sodium heavy. So there's something to look out for. Other than that, great blog.
    • Guest_3814 : You're the reason why I've developed an eating disorder and being anorexic. It was because I read your blog too much
    • Guest_1440 : Hi, how do I subscribe to your receive new blog posts to my email? Can't find the link to subscribe. Awesome blogsite! Thanks!
    • Guest_2939 : Hi! May I know how many calories is there in a grass jelly milk tea with 0percent sugar 700cc?
    • Guest_2269 : (Cont. from previous post) Even checking the nutritional information of a single type of noodle by brand on the Fairprice website yields a wide range of 190-354 calories, leaving me very confused! I would also appreciate it if you could include bean thread noodles, udon and soba in your findings, thanks!
    • Guest_3834 : Hi! Could you please collate the nutritional information of the different types of noodles in Singapore (eg. bee hoon (thick vs thin), kway tiao, mian xian, mee kia (the type used in wanton mee etc. The only 2 sources I can find with these info are very contrasting so I'm seeking your knowledge / research, Thanks! (The 2 sites I found are «link» and menshealth.com.s g/weight-loss-nu trition/yong-tau -hu-%E2%80%93-ma ke-it-even-healt hier )
    • Guest_1550 : Update soon! Love your blog
    • Guest_3597 : Any weight loss tips for short women (4 ft 11 inches or 149 cm)? I have a BMR of 1232 kcal so I find it impossible to lose weight?
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    • Guest_3345 : Hi i would like to request for the nutritional information of soya bean curd without sugar. :) thanks!
    • Guest_1967 : Hi, would you know the nutrional information of Thai vermicelli salad? All I can find is for Phad Thai, but I'm looking for the boiled glass noodle one.
    • Health Guru : Thanks for the Thunder Tea Rice tip... I haven't eaten for ages - will go try it.
    • Guest_2263 : Hi Natalie, you need to check out Organic Thunder Rice in Bishan Bus Interchange. Cheers
    • Guest_4579 : please update..its years away now and theres a new version in the market as well.
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    • Guest_3832 : do u advocate low carb/keto dieting?
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