The Biggest Loser Asia: Episode 1
Posted on | December 2, 2009 | No Comments
Well I’m sorry to say that I only caught the last 20 minutes of the first episode of The Biggest Loser Asia (already set my alarm for next week) – but my friend ‘K’ has filled me in.
She mentioned that the trainers placed a ‘healthy, portion controlled meal’ in front of the contestants and one of the main concerns was not the content, how to prepare it, the calories or how good it was for them…… it was simply that: It looked expensive.
Unfortunately it is one of the biggest hurdles I deal with every day. Many of my clients will happily eat instant noodles or a curry puff for lunch because it will only cost them $1.00. More so it’s becoming a bigger problem in Singapore as fat, carb & calorie laden hawker stall food ranging from $3.00 – $5.00 is the preferred staple food because it’s cheap. Little do people know, that ‘cheap’ food could just be the reason they get sent to an early grave.
So the question is what cost do you put on your good health? How much are your clean arteries worth? Do you think saving $2.00 each meal is going to matter when you have a stroke or heart attack? Do you know that once you begin blood pressure or high cholesterol medication you have to take them for life (and medication means $$$). Have you ever thought how much a heart bypass operation will cost?
The plain and simple facts are that managing your weight is a matter of health – and not just a matter of vanity. Being overweight increases your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and certain Cancers. Food and eating healthily is an integral part of managing your weight -and- nutritious/healthy food has the ability to reverse and lessen the likelihood of disease and illness. Good food is an investment in your health. (which is what this blog is all about)
All up it looks like an interesting season: Obviously lots of very overweight people that need alot of help, I was so disappointed to see a Singaporean drop out already and miss out on the chance of a lifetime….. and I can’t wait to see what happens next week to the 215 kg contestant that gets taken away in an ambulance…..
Set your watch – 9pm next Tuesday on the Hallmark Channel.
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