The Health Guru

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

Happy Chinese New Year!

chinese new year rabbit

Happy New Year! (Gong Xi Fa Cai) Wishing you all a happy and prosperous year of the rabbit.

Lose 1kg in 2 weeks – Part 2

Hopefully after the first week you should have the confidence to listen to your body better.  It will tell you when you’re hungry and when to stop eating because you’re full.  You should never eat just because your watch tells you it’s 12.30pm and you should never feel compelled to eat every thing on your […]

Lose 1kg in 2 Weeks

I believe in being realistic.  So I shout at you: DO NOT BELIEVE YOU CAN DROP 5+KGS IN 3 WEEKS.  This is outrageous.  If you starve yourself you might achieve this, but the second you eat again that weight is going straight back on. Then what’s the point starving yourself for nothing? Next question:  Do […]

Back from holidays – Here we go 2011.

Happy New Year Health Guru followers….. I have just returned from a very long holiday through Vietnam and Laos and am looking forward to a happy and healthy 2011 with lots of changes in store. Exploring other countries gives you nothing other than life changing experiences, memories and insight into how other people lead their […]

Bye for now.. See you in 2011

Hi Health Guru Followers.. Sorry I’ve been rather slow over recent weeks with posts… I look forward to connecting with you more soon.  I will be out of ‘typing action’ until 2011.  Please enjoy your festive break and see you all in the new year. Cheers – Natalie

Muscle makes you skinnier

2.5kg of Fat vs Muscle

When you’re trying to lose weight or if you notice that you’re doing active sports and the numbers on the scales are going up – It’s not always accurate to rely on this number to tell you the truth about whether you’re getting ‘fatter’ or not as they can’t tell the difference between lean muscle […]

San Fran Bans Happy Meals!

Happy Meal Toys

San Francisco, USA is taking a stand against rising childhood obesity rates by banning restaurants to give away toys with unhealthy meals. From December 2011, any meal that contains more than 602 calories  (2520 Kilojoules) with the food and drink combined will not be able to have a give away toy –also- if the meal […]

Happy Deepavali !

Have a great long weekend to everyone in Singapore and happy celebrating.

The Tipsy Gene – Do you have it?

Does 1 glass tip you over the edge?

When it comes to drinking alcohol – have you noticed that some are better at it than others?  And I don’t mean frequency of drinking – I’m talking about the fact that some people don’t seem to get drunk whilst others have a few sips and are incapacitated! A recent study has found an enzyme […]

Should you exercise in smoke haze?

Recently Singapore experienced it’s heaviest smoke haze since 2006 which led me to research on whether it’s harmful to exercise in such conditions. Across the island, every 3 hours the smoke levels are measured according to The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI).  On Thursday 21st October at 6pm, they reached a 4 year high of 108 […]

Are your ears linked to your taste buds?

A recent study has found that levels of noise are linked to the perceived sweetness, saltiness and crunchiness of food. A study was conducted on participants who were blindfolded and given food while listening to either silence, quiet or loud background white noise.  The participants were then asked to rate the food for its sweetness, […]

The truth about McDonald’s burgers…

Click on the link below to read the article about the McDonald’s burger that hasn’t decomposed after 6 months! There isn’t even any mould. 6 month old cheeseburger This can’t be healthy for you… Think twice before you eat a cheeseburger again.

Nutrition Info: Pizza – What’s in your slice?

Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is so ‘moreish’ – you can never just stop at one slice, you have to have more. But have you ever stopped to think how many calories you’re eating?? Traditionally, pizza in Italy is eaten with few topping.  It was originally served with a hand-tossed bread base, a delicious home-made tomato sauce, fresh …

If you drink water before your meal can you lose more weight?

Drink 2 glasses of water before your meals

An apple a day keeps the doctor away?  Drink more water to help you lose weight?  Eating carrots helps your eyesight?  Grapefruit and vinegar burn calories? Eating after 8m will make you fat? I’m sure you can think of many more, but perhaps one of the above is actually true!! As reported in The Economist […]

Do you suffer from: “What the hell” affect when you eat?

A recent study has shown that if you feel like you’re on a diet, you may actually eat more – referred to as the “What the hell affect” The study took 106 females who were invited for lunch and told to fast for 3 hours prior so they all arrived with the same hunger levels. […]

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