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 […]

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’ […]

Merry Christmas – See you in 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Health Guru Fans! I’ll be taking a break over the christmas period with friends and family in Australia and returning to you all in early 2012. If you celebrate christmas – enjoy, eat, drink, be merry and safe.  If you don’t, wishing you a happy and relaxing holiday season. […]

An awesome personal trainer – Pauline

Go Pauline!

Following on from my previous blog entry about bad trainers, I wanted to install a bit of faith in health & fitness professionals out there and provide a profile for a really great trainer in Singapore, Pauline Yong.  She’s a personal friend of mine, a fellow paddling team mate and someone that I look to […]

I have a problem with bad personal trainers

I have a really big problem with BAD PERSONAL TRAINERS at the gym. Now… it’s important to point out that I AM A QUALIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER so I know what I’m talking about.  I could estimate that I have conducted thousands of personal training sessions and I also have also participated in hundreds of sessions […]

Do I pee too frequently?

How often do you pee?

I read this article written by Nicola Conville on a health website called Body & Soul ( and thought everyone needs to read this.  So… excuse the fact that I’ve copied it pasted it – I just really like the information and encourage you to have a read, follow the advice and please do go […]

Healthy Chart for Kids

Healthy Chart for Kids

Here’s a great idea for kids to get them to try new food… You could try this ‘Taste Test Challenge’ and if you’re successful go to: to buy other tools to assist you. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info: McDonalds Filet-O-Fish

Square shaped fish!

I’ve been asked how much difference does it make to remove the sauce from a McDonalds Filet-O-Fish burger.  Here’s the answer: Nutrition information for McDonalds Filet-O-Fish: Energy: 351 calories Protein:  13 g Carbs: 40 g Fat:  15 g **  This is the reported nutrition content as stated on the McDonalds website in Singapore **  When […]

Nutrition Info: McDonalds Soft Serve Ice-cream cones

McDonalds Ice-cream cone

Someone recently asked me about the nutrition of a McDonalds soft serve ice-cream aka:  ‘McDonalds cone’ and why it was so sweet and nice and only had 150 calories.  Could that be true? From my research, this is what McDonalds states as the correct nutrition for their ice-creams. Nutrition of McDonalds Ice-cream in a cone:  […]

Answers to things my readers have asked…

On the right hand side of my blog page there is a ‘Shoutbox’ where readers can comment / ask questions / say mean things to me / accuse me of miscalculating food nutrition / tell me they love me etc etc.  I can’t find a way to respond directly each time.  So I’ve copied all […]

McDonald’s loses Heart Foundation tick


The popular fast food chain McDonalds has lost the right to display the Heart Foundation tick of approval on its burgers, salads and many more food options which they pay more than $300, 000 per year to show. The heart foundation tick is supposed to assist consumers to pick the healthier choice amongst other food […]

China selling “lean” pork meat tainted with Clenbuterol

"Lean" Pork.. At what cost??

Recent news has emerged that seven more people have been jailed in China for selling pork containing the banned chemical (clenbuterol) that makes the pork leaner but is harmful to humans. What is Clenbuterol? Clenbuterol is a steroid like substance, but not a steroid. It falls into a group of drugs known as beta-2-agonists. Clenbuterol […]

Restaurant Review: LivinGreens @ Beach Road

Organic Vegan Spaghetti

LivinGreens café  on Beach road offers delicious asian and western style vegan dishes. There are plenty of options to choose from including brown rice sets, noodle soup, pasta, salads, cakes and desserts (there were even organic mooncakes available) The chef at this cafe began her love of cooking healthy, nutritious, wholesome vegan food after realizing […]

Health Guru featured in Mens Health July, 2011.

Health Guru interview for Mens Health Magazine

Recently I was interviewed by Men’s Health Magazine for my opinion on Fried Bee Hoon with Luncheon meat and fried egg as a breakfast option. Here’s the printed story from the interview featured in the July Edition…… Slightly disappointed they didn’t mention the Health Guru blog -OR- use my correct title! But, nice to feature […]

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