The Health Guru

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

High-protein diet helps weight loss: study

I found this on the Ninemsn website this morning. Thought I’d pass it on as it supports my belief in eating a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet, exercise daily and that everyone needs to consult a health /wellness coach for monitoring. Here it is: A diet high in protein, combined with regular dietitian sessions, is […]

Calories in Bak Kwa (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Bak Kwa (BBQ Pork)

Calories in 1 sheet Bak Kwa – 45g Energy: 176 calories Protein: 12 g Carbs: 18 g Fat: 6 g Does that suprise you?  That BBQ pork contains more carbohydrates than protein?  That’s because it’s loaded with sugar during cooking! From Wikipedia: Bak Kwa, or rougan is a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to […]

Happy CNY! (Gong Xi Fa Cai)


Happy Chinese New Year ! 2012 is the year of the Dragon.  As a Monkey, I’m extremely compatible with Dragons.  I’m looking forward to a great year ahead (I’m not sure if it means I’m compatible with the whole year or just individuals!!) Gong Xi Fa Cai !! Wishing happiness and healthiness to all.

Gym Etiquette… How to not be annoying at the gym


GYM ETIQUETTE.  This is a story about what everyone wants to tell you, but really can’t because they might offend you.  So take a read and I hope you’re not one of the people I’m referring to! (if you are… it’s not too late to change) There truly is nothing more annoying than ‘that person’ […]

New Year Resolutions

Welcome back to 2012.  The last few days of 2011 and the turn of 2012 were some of my favourite days of the year.  Being with friends and family, relaxing ahhh…. there’s nothing better. But now things have come to a screeching halt.  Reality time. Back to work and most importantly for me, back to […]

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