The Health Guru

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“Thanks for noticing b****”

Posted on | March 12, 2012 | No Comments

“Thanks for noticing b###h” was part of the response straight from the mouth of  famous chef and war against obesity campaigner Jamie Oliver when asked if he’d gained alot of weight recently! I had the biggest laugh over this because: I love Jamie Oliver I wish I had guts to say that to someone in a media interview How ...Read more »

Coca-cola and pepsi banned from using cancer causing ingredients in artificial colours

Posted on | March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Coke and Pepsi whom account for more than 90% of the US soft drink market are changing the way they manufacture their drinks after the FDA banned the use of a carcinogenic ingredient used to make artificial brown caramel colouring. In February a California law has mandated that drinks containing certain levels of carcinogens must carry ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Red Sauce (Yong Tau Foo)

Posted on | March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Is Yong Tau Foo a healthy hawker food option? YES!  Is the sauce you smother it with equally as good for you – NOT NECESSARILY! It’s quite a general rule of thumb with sauces – just assume they're high in calories! There’s only a few exceptions to this rule (vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar, lemon/oil etc).  Always assume ...Read more »

Nature’s Bakes – healthy, home-baked cakes and goodies

Posted on | March 7, 2012 | No Comments

For all of you health conscious people out there in Singapore, here's a company where you can buy healthy, home-baked cakes and goodies that are packed with nutrient rich ingredients.  The bakers are producing gluten free / grain free / dairy free, naturally sweetened goodies.  I personally think this is a great idea, they are proving ...Read more »

Healthy snacks under 100 calories

Posted on | March 4, 2012 | No Comments

I'm not an advocate of snacking - but everyone's different and I know there's just some occasions and days where you are hungry and need a little snack to see you through to your next meal. The biggest danger with snacking is that often that 'little tempting morsel' is a calorie bomb. So i've found a ...Read more »

Which are the best types of fruit to eat for weight management?

Posted on | March 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Follow this guide to see which fruit is the best to eat rated on how many calories per serve (typically 100g or 1 piece).  You can also see the content of protein, sugar and fibre in each.  Typically the more sugar it contains - the more calories. Therefore, when trying to manage your weight and choose ...Read more »

I survived Febfast!

Posted on | March 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

Well I made it... 29 booze free days in February.  I must admit, there were some tough days, I may or may not have craved beer for breakfast on the last saturday - but I stayed strong and not a drop of alcohol passed my lips.  I even managed to easily stay sober at networking ...Read more »

Search for your nutrition questions…

Posted on | February 20, 2012 | No Comments

Hi Everyone... please remember to use the SEARCH BOX on the right hand side to find answers to your nutrition questions. Often in the live shoutbox I have nutrition questions that I have posted about before .....  simply type in the food you're enquiring about, click on search and it should take you right to the ...Read more »

Calories in Alcohol – Estimate how many you drink.

Posted on | February 19, 2012 | No Comments

If you are a Health Guru fan you'll know that this month I'm 'Febfasting' - no drinking for the whole month of Feb.  I'm past the halfway mark now, and so far so good.  I must admit, there's been some tough days where drinking a nice ice cold beer would have been fantastic, but I'm ...Read more »

Alcohol Calculator – How much money do you spend?

Posted on | February 19, 2012 | No Comments

    Click on the image in the this blog entry to take you to a resourceful website where among many things - you can calculate how much money you spend on alcohol every week, month and year!  It's kinda scary....

Nutrition Info: Calories in Beer

Posted on | February 12, 2012 | No Comments

"MMMmmmmmm...... Beer" - Homer Simpson There are thousands and thousands of beers being brewed across the world.  Therefore to answer the debate correctly - how many calories in beer... it truly depends on what type of beer you're drinking.  And of course, the volume. As a typical rule of thumb:  The higher percentage alcohol - the more ...Read more »

Febfast – Pause for a cause

Posted on | February 1, 2012 | No Comments

Incase you

Today marks the 1st Day of February and Day 1 of FEBFAST. What is FEBFAST? Febfast is an initiative to raise awareness for those with alcohol and drug problems.  The idea is that for the month of February, you give up drinking alcohol. For further information you can take a look at the website: It’s great to see that ...Read more »

High-protein diet helps weight loss: study

Posted on | January 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

I found this on the Ninemsn website this morning. Thought I’d pass it on as it supports my belief in eating a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet, exercise daily and that everyone needs to consult a health /wellness coach for monitoring. Here it is: A diet high in protein, combined with regular dietitian sessions, is more ...Read more »

Calories in Bak Kwa (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Posted on | January 19, 2012 | No Comments

Bak Kwa (BBQ Pork)

Calories in 1 sheet Bak Kwa – 45g Energy: 176 calories Protein: 12 g Carbs: 18 g Fat: 6 g Does that suprise you?  That BBQ pork contains more carbohydrates than protein?  That’s because it’s loaded with sugar during cooking! From Wikipedia: Bak Kwa, or rougan is a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to jerky, made in the form of flat ...Read more »

Happy CNY! (Gong Xi Fa Cai)

Posted on | January 18, 2012 | No Comments


Happy Chinese New Year ! 2012 is the year of the Dragon.  As a Monkey, I'm extremely compatible with Dragons.  I'm looking forward to a great year ahead (I'm not sure if it means I'm compatible with the whole year or just individuals!!) Gong Xi Fa Cai !! Wishing happiness and healthiness to all.

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