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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


How to find ‘hidden’ sugar on food labels

Posted on | October 18, 2013 | No Comments

Read food labels carefully

  There are many different names for sugar. Two really 'clever' ways to disguise sugar in food labels is to use a long, scientific sounding word or to rename the sugar altogether. Ingredients Ending in -ose One of the easiest ways to recognize sugar in a food label is by recognizing the -ose suffix. When you find words that ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in different types of sugar

Posted on | October 2, 2013 | No Comments

How many calories are in 1 teaspoon of sugar?

Do you know what's what about Sugar? Refined white sugar is pure crystallized sucrose. It can be produced from either sugar cane or sugar beets, but by the time it has been refined to a white crystal, the two are chemically identical. Brown sugar is simply refined white sugar with a bit of molasses added back into ...

Nutrition Info: Calories in Cupcakes

Posted on | September 30, 2013 | No Comments

Delicious cupcake!

I have recently out of thin air developed an insatiable addiction to Cupcakes.   I have found the world’s best bakery (no exaggeration) that I daydream about attending during my work week and spend Friday night in excited anticipation to purchase some on Saturday. Sigh…….. So common sense just dawned on me to take a look at how ...

Trying to get back into blogging more frequently….

Posted on | September 9, 2013 | No Comments


Sorry for not staying in touch more often with new posts here!  The only excuse is that I'm just SUPER BUSY WITH LIFE.  I hope to update more frequently....   Please keeping checking in.  

Nutrition Info: Calories in Tomatoes

Posted on | May 3, 2013 | No Comments

Don't let them fool you - tomatoes are actually a fruit.  They come in many shapes, varieties and colours - and if you can add them to your diet, can provide great health benefits for you. Calories in 1 Tomato: Medium size Energy: 22 calories Protein: 1.08g Carbs: 4.82g Fat: 0.20g Health Benefits: Antioxidant Benefits of Lycopene: Lycopene is a carotenoid found in ...

What are Calories?

Posted on | April 25, 2013 | No Comments


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