The Health Guru

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

Posted on | October 8, 2010 | No Comments

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 ...Read more »

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

Posted on | October 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

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 - ...Read more »

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

Posted on | October 4, 2010 | No Comments

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.  They ...Read more »

The cost of Obesity – Can you afford it?

Posted on | October 1, 2010 | No Comments

This staggering health report and prediction comes out of the UK identifying the growing obesity pandemic and potential strain on the medical system if nothing is done to reduce the obesity problem that we’re experiencing. UK Obesity Facts: 62% of UK citizens are obese or overweight. Nearly a million people in the UK may be eligible for obesity ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Green Papaya Salad

Posted on | September 29, 2010 | No Comments

Green Papaya Salad

I was recently asked by one of my readers to suggest some ‘nice salads’.  I’m probably going to shock you with this statement – but I think the word ‘salad’ needs to be retired – and replaced with a new and more interesting word that doesn’t immediately make people think: “Gross, salads... lettuce, tomato and ...Read more »

What is better – 3 meals per day or 6 small ones?

Posted on | September 28, 2010 | No Comments

Choose protein dominant!

This is one of my most frequently asked questions – and I am happy to recently discover research supporting my argument that 3 is best! One of the crazes in last 20 years has been the promotion of eating 6 smaller meals throughout the day to ‘boost your metabolism’ and help you lose weight. I call ...Read more »

Formula 1 Track Run!

Posted on | September 27, 2010 | No Comments

F1 run

Last night myself and some of the aussie paddlers attempted our annual Formula 1 Race Track Run. The Formula 1 held in Singapore is a night race and for days prior to the race they barricade off the streets through the middle of the city and what roads are normally seen with bumper to bumper traffic ...Read more »

The McDonalds ad finally telling the truth!!

Posted on | September 21, 2010 | No Comments

\"I was loving it\" ad Click on this link above to view the ad!! McDonald's has the slogan "I'm loving it" which has recently come under fire in a campaign against fighting cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity. The ad shows a distraught women in a morgue looking at an overweight mans body - as the camera pans ...Read more »

How to read food labels: Part 2

Posted on | September 7, 2010 | No Comments

Ingredients list

Once you’ve mastered reading the nutrition panel now it’s time to move on to the ingredients list which can also tell you alot about the product itself. Some things you may not know: All ingredients must be listed in decreasing order by weight, including added water. Therefore: First ingredient = Largest amount Last ingredient = Least amount Step 1: ...Read more »

10km Dragon Boat Race

Posted on | September 6, 2010 | No Comments

The Aussies (green boat) ready to start the race

Most Health Guru fans will know that I'm obsessed with paddling! I paddle in Singapore with Austcham Paddle Club (a.k.a The Aussies). Last weekend we took part in the Austcham 10km race hosted at Kallang River. The course was a sprint start from Kallang up to the Marina Barrage, a right turn up past ...Read more »

I’m back!!

Posted on | September 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

This has been me for the last week while my blog was down.

Hi Health Guru Fans... A huge apology that my blog has been out of action for the last week. I had quite a few technical problems that I hope are all fixed now.. Fingers crossed that it won't happen again. Thanks for hanging in there! - Health Guru -

How to read food labels – Part 1

Posted on | August 30, 2010 | No Comments

Nutrition Panel

With the endless pre-packaged food options these days - it's so important that you understand how to read and understand what's being put in your food. Here is some advice for how to read food labels. Practice at home from what's in your cupboard and you'll soon become an expert. 1. There are compulsory nutrients ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Okra

Posted on | August 25, 2010 | No Comments

Okra also know as "Lady Finger"

Okra, also known as "lady finger" or "gumbo", is a highly nutritious green edible pod vegetable. It is related to the mallow family and grows in tropical and warm regions around the world. The dark green fibrous pods are about 10 – 15cm and look like fingers (hence the nickname lady finger). Inside the ...Read more »

How to consume less calories at your meals

Posted on | August 17, 2010 | No Comments

Yes you can!

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

Posted on | August 6, 2010 | No Comments

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 ...Read more »

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