How to consume less calories at your meals
This advice is really simple and works! To ensure you don’t over consume calories that your body really doesn’t need follow these rules. This is how you’ll be able to better manage your weight for life: 1. Eat slowly 2. Put your utensils down between mouthfuls 3. Don’t begin loading your next mouthful of …Read more […]
Common mistakes that sabotage your weight loss and exercise effort
You’ve probably heard it a million times, the only way to ever lose weight is to exercise and Singaporeans are buying into this exercise craze. Fitness Gyms are opening up in every corner of the Island as more and more people are rushing to sign up to exercise. There is also an increase in participation […]
What is ‘Stevia’ – have they found a calorie-free plant based sweetener?
Stevia is a small perennial shrub with green leaves that belongs to the aster or chrysanthemum family of plants. The species Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweet leaf, sugar leaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. They grow primarily in the Amambay mountain range of Paraguay. The leaves of the stevia shrub contain […]
Sucralose – The Knight in Shiny Sweetener Armour
Sucralose is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener (aka Splenda), is also known under the E number (additive code) E955 and is approximately 600 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). It plays an important role in weight loss products, to reduce calories in sweet food and beverages and also helps people with diabetes with their glucose intake. Sucralose was […]
Your best-friend for a buffet!
Attention: The is dedicated to all the prescription pills online carb and fat lovers out there! We can’t escape or avoid the fact that eating is a social event. There are simply just times when it’s impossible to be good and close your eyes to the mountain of food in front of …Read more »
Question: Will I gain energy and many calories if I have bananas as breakfast?
I was recently asked from a Health Guru reader - Will I gain energy and many calories if I have bananas as breakfast? Here’s my response: Bananas are a great source of energy to give you that immediate energy boost. Research has proven that just two bananas provides sufficient energy for a strenuous 90 minute work […]
Chilli linked to weight loss and fat burning
Capsaicin, the compound in red chilli that gives it heat has been shown to alter protein levels in the body that boost fat burning. Previous research done on this compound reported that Capsaicin boosts heat generation which enables people to use more stored energy. Another study found that Capsaicin inhibits the growth of fat cells […]
Choosing the healthiest rice – Glycemic Index
And so the debate begins. What’s healthiest? White rice. Brown rice. Long-grain rice. Medium-grain rice. Short-grain rice. Basmati rice. Thai Jasmine Rice. Sweet rice. Fragrant Rice. Arborio Rice. Isn’t rice just rice? The simple answer is no. The nutrition content and impact on the body can vary greatly depending on the type of rice you […]
Jamie Oliver – helping to fight Obesity with diet change
Jamie Oliver\’s TED prize speech Jamie Oliver is a british chef that is pushing for change concerning obesity and it’s related illnesses. Personally, he is one of my hero’s for the attention he is bringing to obesity, bringing awareness back to healthy eating, cooking at home and providing children with the best possible start to […]
Top 10 Finalist: Most Insightful Blog
I made it to the Top 10 finalists in the 2010 Singapore Blog Awards!! The category is the MOST INSIGHTFUL BLOG and now I need your help. The judging takes place until June 30th and the winners are based on 70% judges vote and 30% public votes via their website. (So that’s where you come […]
Inspirational Health Quotes
Some wonderful quotes from insightful people. Be proactive about caring for your health. Have a great weekend! “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not” – Mark Twain “Every human being is the author of his own […]
Another Fad Diet: “The Calorie Restriction Diet”
Another ‘fad diet’ has made the headlines – adding to the South Beach, Atkins, Blood Group, Lemon Detox, Cabbage Soup Diet and the long list goes on and on. It’s called the ‘Calorie Restriction Diet’ and advocates that it can boost life expectancy to 120 years and beyond! The Calorie Restriction Diet bans wheat, dairy, […]
What is delayed muscle soreness?
This is dedicated to my Austcham Paddling team mates who do the Beefcake land training sessions and have very sore muscles after Monday! Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness a.k.a DOMS. This is the post-exercise muscle pain you feel after exercising which is typically worse 2 – 3 days later. DOMS occurs when you make your muscles […]
Will Waist-to-Height Ratio replace BMI?
Even though measuring a persons Body Mass Index (BMI) is endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an indicator of a persons health risks it’s well known that measuring BMI alone has some serious flaws. It has been shown that if you are in an overweight BMI category then you increase your risk of developing […]
Vote for me – 2010 Singapore Blog Awards
My Health Guru blog has been nominated in the 2010 Singapore Blog Awards. I’d love your support by voting drugs online without prescription / rally for me in the BEST LIFESTYLE and also MOST INSIGHTFUL categories. It will only take a few minutes to register and vote! Thanks !« go back — keep looking »