The Health Guru

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

How healthy is oven baked chicken?

Home cooked oven baked chicken  The way in which we cook, prepare and season our food is an important factor to consider when managing your weight and trying to stay healthy. Obviously anything that is deep fried, stir fried, shallow fried, wrapped in pastry, smothered in sauces and gravies is going to be much higher in calories, fat and […]

Interview for 2010 Singapore Blog Awards!

healthguru_logoAs part of the 2010 Singapore Blog Awards the top 10 finalists have been asked to provide answers to a few questions for their supporters to learn more about them.  I thought I’d post my responses for you.  Remember to click on the link and vote daily! Q1.       Tell us about yourself in 50 words. […]


GoldAussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi !!! – Austcham Paddle Club Another awesome weekend of paddling cheap drugs completed!  It was the first ‘Gallops’ Dragon Boat race held to coincide with the Singapore Airlines International Cup horse race. The race was 200 metres held at Boat Quay and was action packed! They set the lanes […]

Gold Coast Cup Outrigger Race, 2010.

Coolangatta Coast (Start)      This weekend I’ll be heading down to Queensland, Australia to take part in the Gold Coast Cup.  It’s a 43km paddling race in outrigger canoes.  The event begins down on the New South Wales border at Coolangatta and we paddle north up the coast finishing at Surfers Paradise.  Our team has put […]

Outrigger Paddling in Singapore

FISHMy newest love is paddling!  I love, love, love it.  After a long week at work there is nothing I look forward to more than hitting the water to paddle on the weekend.  Since buy medications moving to Singapore I initially joined the Aussie Dragon Boat Paddling team and hardly miss a session every weekend […]

Chinese New Year Traditions

Yee Sang Prosperity DishAs a westerner living in an asian country experiencing CNY for the first time is full of traditions and well… just really cool stuff.  2010 is the year of the Tiger!! Most of the city is decorated in red lanterns, cherry blossom flowers and everywhere you look there are Ang Pows (red packets).  You give […]

Paddling at Sentosa

Another great weekend of paddling at Sentosa for me! I arrived to my Outrigger training on Sunday hoping for an easier session as I was feeling a little…. well let’s just say ‘fragile’ – but that hope was soon squashed when I found out we’d be taking the OC1′s out.   I was a little […]

Beefcake…. and rolling down hills

This week I resumed land training for my Aussie paddling team…. and always trying my hardest to entertain I made the night a very memorable one for those that attended! Our ‘Beefcake’ sessions take place at Fort Canning every Tuesday and Thursday and start off with a couple of laps of Fort Canning followed by […]

Post-Paddle Soreness…. Ouch!

I went a little crazy on the weekend… … after relaxing for 6 weeks over xmas / NY I decided to begin my paddling training with 4 sessions in one weekend. I knew I was going to be in a world of pain after the 3rd session on Saturday when I was aching just standing […]

Australia Day Celebrations

Meat pie - not enough sauce on this one I say!January 26th is a special day in the heart of all Australians as we get a public holiday to celebrate the arrival of the first fleet hitting our shores. On the eve of Australia Day each year, the Prime Minister announces the winner of the Australian of the Year award, many newcomers choose to become Australian […]

New Year Resolutions for 2010

It’s a proven fact that if you write your goals down so you can see them – you’re more likely to achieve them.  I think of my New Year Resolutions as my goals for 2010.  Here goes: Use public transport more often in Singapore. Weights program 4 days at the gym each week I must […]

Outrigger Racing at Sentosa

Took part in my 1st outrigger race at Sentosa. The first race was a 12 km race the length of the island, up and around a few buoys. We got off to a bad start as we got sandwiched inbetween the other Aussie boat and the rookies. The rookies should have moved over to give us some more room – but with currents & waves & rookie drivers – it ended up in a little bit of a crash. Later in the afternoon we then did Mixed team race. I guess the best way to describe it was like a relay.

Rum Balls & Apricot Balls – Merry Christmas!!

Rum Balls & Apricot BallsWell it’s nearly that time of year again…….. and I’m not necessarily referring to Santa Claus arriving – I’m referring to the pain staking task of making Rum Balls & Apricot Balls.  All too fast I forget about gummy apricots, how long it takes to chop them, hours of rolling them into little balls, sticky […]

Dragon Boating: American Thanksgiving Challenge

I took part in my 1st Thanksgiving Challenge over the weekend.  A ‘fun’ race was organised in Kallang River where we had to paddle through a set course with stations to complete succesfully in order to collect letters to spell our T.U.R.K.E.Y  (now I say ‘fun’ as I’m sure it’s supposed to mean we’re less […]

Easy protein snack bars

IMGP1315I am loving the slim secrets protein bars lately… Such a quick & easy thing to carry with you so if you’re out you don’t have to buy an unhealthy snack if you start to feel a little hungry. Only 120 – 145 calories. 12 - 13 g of Protein, 7 – 10g Carbs & Less […]

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