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Nutrition Info: Calories in Lard

Posted on | May 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

"Wet" Lard - Yuck!

What is Lard? Lard is pig fat.  It can be used ‘wet’ and looks similar to butter and is often used in pastries or it can be used in a ‘dry’ form that is similar to crackling on a pork roast. Why is it used? It’s used for cooking, frying, is popular in baking and ...

Nominate Me: 2011 Singapore Blog Awards…

Posted on | May 2, 2011 | No Comments


Hi Health Guru Followers... It's been 2 years since The Health Guru blog has been up and running and it's so exciting to see more and more readers visiting my site each week.  I'm inundated with requests and questions that I can hardly keep up with. Thanks so much for reading and taking an interest. I ...

Nutrition Info: Singapore Economy Rice Meals

Posted on | April 29, 2011 | No Comments

Economy Rice Selections

In Singapore one of the cheapest meal deals you can find in the local hawker food centres are the “Economy Rice” stalls.  They consist of pre-prepared dishes such as braised tofu, black pepper chicken, sweet & sour fish / pork / chicken, sambal fish, ommelete and many variations of vegetables just to name a few. First ...

My personal Best and Worst Weight Loss Tips

Posted on | April 28, 2011 | 1 Comment


These are the my personal weight loss / health views that I believe and follow every day. The Best Weight Loss Tips I’ve been told: 1.  If you keep doing what you’ve always done, your going to get what you’ve always got. Eh?  No idea what this means...?? This means:  Do the same, get the same.  If you ...

Nutrition Info: Soba Noodles

Posted on | April 25, 2011 | No Comments

Buckwheat seeds

Soba noodles originate from Japan and are made with at least 30% buckwheat flour and the remainder is wheat flour.  They are similar to spaghetti noodles except light brown in colour.  They are an extremely healthy choice, here’s why: What is Buckwheat? It is a fruit seed that is gluten free. Health Benefits of Buckwheat: Excellent source ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Easter Eggs

Posted on | April 20, 2011 | No Comments

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! If you are lucky enough to receive chocolate this weekend, here is some nutrition info you may (or may not) want to be aware of: Here’s a list of calories for popular Easter Eggs and Easter Treats. Easter Treat Size Calories Small solid milk chocolate egg 5g 20 Crunchie Easter Egg 100g 525 Kit Kat Chunky Easter Egg 100g 532 Lindt Gold Bunny 100g 535 Nestle Smarties Egg 50g 255 Cadbury Creme Eggs – ...

Please nominate me! 100 Most Loved Beauty Professionals in Singapore

Posted on | April 16, 2011 | No Comments

Hey Health Guru Fans... If you love my blog, please nominate me! CozyCot is on the lookout for the 100 Most Loved Beauty Professionals in Singapore. They can be a physical trainer, yoga/pilates instructor, manicurist, masseur/masseuse, spa attendant, slimming and skincare consultant, beauty brand manager, or anyone working in the beauty, fitness and lifestyle profession. Great prizes are ...

The Meat Monster Burger

Posted on | April 14, 2011 | No Comments

The Meat Monster Burger.

This is not a promotion... this is an “oh my god” moment.  As if super sizing meals and add-ons (drinks / fries / onion rings / desserts) weren’t enough – Burger King (in Japan only) have launched The Meat Monster Burger.   A burger packed with 2 beef patties, 1 chicken fillet, 3 bacon rashers, 2 ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Champagne

Posted on | April 13, 2011 | 1 Comment


Do you enjoy the ‘occasional’ drink?  Like most of us out there the answer is yes...   Just be aware, if you drink it – there are consequences! Let’s take a look at Champagne – one of the lowest calories alcoholic beverage options! Calories in Champagne  (120 ml) Energy: 90 calories Protein: 0 g Carbs: 1.2 g Fat: 0 g Alcohol: 11 g Weight ...

Stretch: The Pretzel (a.k.a Glute Stretch)

Posted on | April 10, 2011 | No Comments

Lying Glute Stretch

I think all of us are probably guilty of not being flexible enough – or if you’re active, not stretching after exercise enough. So here’s the stretch of the week to practice!  It’s easy, simple and feels great.  It has a nickname as the “Pretzel Stretch” because that’s what you end up looking like – but ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Avocado Shakes

Posted on | April 5, 2011 | No Comments

Natural "Superfood"

Do you love them or hate them?  Avocados are a fruit (yes a fruit) that are really hit or miss with most people as far as taste and texture go.  As for me – I love them.  I unfortunately just don’t live in a part of the world right now that is conducive for mass ...

Sorry about the spam!

Posted on | April 4, 2011 | No Comments

Hey Health Guru Fans.... Massive apology for the amount of spam hitting my posts - I'm honestly not trying to sell you 'prescription drugs online or viagra' ..... and for some reason all of your valuable comments have been deleted 🙁  Working on a clean and spam-free site. Thanks for understanding.

How to EAT to gain muscle mass

Posted on | March 23, 2011 | No Comments


If you find yourself going to the gym frequently, yet seeing little results – chances are that’s because you need to improve your diet. I do speak alot about how to restrict energy and choose the correct food to lose weight, so this is advice on how to GAIN WEIGHT.  But, the tricky part is ...

What is your health IQ?

Posted on | March 22, 2011 | No Comments

Take the quiz below to see how health wise you are. Question 1: What is aspartame? a)   A green vegetable b)  An ingredient to make muffins rise c)  A natural sugar found in fruit d)  Harmful artificial sweetener Question 2:  Choose the food that contains trans fats a)  Tomatoes b)  Potato salad dressing c)  Coca cola d)  Red wine Question 3: Choose the healthiest option from ...

MR 500: Dragon Boat Regatta

Posted on | March 21, 2011 | No Comments

MR500 Team

Aussie Aussie Aussie - oi oi oi!  My paddling team Austcham Paddle Club competed in the 1st dragon boat regatta of 2011 at Marina Bay set over a 500 metre course running from the barrage up towards the flyer. Overall from the weekend, we didn't return with our usual haul of medals - but we did leave ...

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