The Health Guru

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

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

Cheers!

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

Muscles!

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 ...

Mr Bean Nutrition Information

Posted on | March 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mr Bean

Here is EVERY item on the Mr Bean menu - what they claim and my advice.... Enjoy! Mr Bean Soya Milk What they say: We bring you the goodness of soya through the variety of our products! Health Guru advice: Soya milk does contain lots of goodness – that is fresh, plain soya milk.  As soon as you ...

Mr Bean Nutrition Info… Coming Soon!

Posted on | March 16, 2011 | No Comments

Mr Bean

Ok, ok, ok.... I PROMISE to have a blog article about Mr Bean Soy Drinks and products very soon. I truly have to do my homework on this - as well as some hands on research somehow because I can tell you - I have never tried a single item off their menu because I have ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Mee Rebus

Posted on | March 10, 2011 | No Comments

Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus is a local dish that consists of yellow egg noodles (mee) and is covered in a spicy, tangy but sweet curry sauce.  ‘Rebus’ means boiled – so this dish translates easily enough to boiled noodles.  It is found across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and each region prepares the dish with its own flair ...

How to recognize food that’s going to make you gain weight

Posted on | March 8, 2011 | No Comments

I personally have a large amount of knowledge on food.  I’ve spent alot of time reading and researching about nutrition and I have a clear understanding about what is good and bad to eat.  But...... I’m one of the very few people that do. Unless you’ve been taught how to eat correctly it’s hard to know ...

Nutrition Info: Kaya Toast, Kopi and Eggs breakfast set

Posted on | March 1, 2011 | No Comments

Singapore Breakfast Set

For most Singaporeans, alot of their meals are purchased outside the home. Unfortunately there are not too many healthy (and cheap) options available.  One really popular breakfast is a kaya toast, coffee and eggs set.  Here’s the nutrition information about the breakfast set:   Kaya Toast:  2 slices white bread, butter and coconut jam 2 slices white toast Energy: ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Lor Mee

Posted on | February 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Lor Mee

Lor Mee is a local Singapore dish inspired from Hokkien heritage. It consists of thick flat yellow noodles (lor mee) in a starchy broth of braised stock soup containing pork, fish cake, braised egg and slices of chinese five spices sausage.  It can be served with vinegar, minced garlic/ginger, chilli paste, half a boiled egg and ...

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    • 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.
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    • 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 )
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