The Health Guru

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Gym Etiquette… How to not be annoying at the gym

Posted on | January 16, 2012 | 2 Comments


GYM ETIQUETTE.  This is a story about what everyone wants to tell you, but really can't because they might offend you.  So take a read and I hope you're not one of the people I'm referring to! (if you are... it's not too late to change) There truly is nothing more annoying than ‘that person’ at ...Read more »

New Year Resolutions

Posted on | January 14, 2012 | No Comments

Welcome back to 2012.  The last few days of 2011 and the turn of 2012 were some of my favourite days of the year.  Being with friends and family, relaxing ahhh.... there’s nothing better. But now things have come to a screeching halt.  Reality time. Back to work and most importantly for me, back to routine. Which ...Read more »

Merry Christmas – See you in 2012

Posted on | December 21, 2011 | No Comments

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Health Guru Fans! I'll be taking a break over the christmas period with friends and family in Australia and returning to you all in early 2012. If you celebrate christmas - enjoy, eat, drink, be merry and safe.  If you don't, wishing you a happy and relaxing holiday season. And remember... ...Read more »

An awesome personal trainer – Pauline

Posted on | December 9, 2011 | No Comments

Go Pauline!

Following on from my previous blog entry about bad trainers, I wanted to install a bit of faith in health & fitness professionals out there and provide a profile for a really great trainer in Singapore, Pauline Yong.  She's a personal friend of mine, a fellow paddling team mate and someone that I look to ...Read more »

I have a problem with bad personal trainers

Posted on | December 9, 2011 | No Comments

I have a really big problem with BAD PERSONAL TRAINERS at the gym. Now... it's important to point out that I AM A QUALIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER so I know what I'm talking about.  I could estimate that I have conducted thousands of personal training sessions and I also have also participated in hundreds of sessions personally, ...Read more »

Do I pee too frequently?

Posted on | November 24, 2011 | No Comments

How often do you pee?

I read this article written by Nicola Conville on a health website called Body & Soul ( and thought everyone needs to read this.  So... excuse the fact that I’ve copied it pasted it – I just really like the information and encourage you to have a read, follow the advice and please do go ...Read more »

Healthy Chart for Kids

Posted on | November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Healthy Chart for Kids

Here's a great idea for kids to get them to try new food... You could try this 'Taste Test Challenge' and if you're successful go to: to buy other tools to assist you. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info: McDonalds Filet-O-Fish

Posted on | November 1, 2011 | No Comments

Square shaped fish!

I’ve been asked how much difference does it make to remove the sauce from a McDonalds Filet-O-Fish burger.  Here’s the answer: Nutrition information for McDonalds Filet-O-Fish: Energy: 351 calories Protein:  13 g Carbs: 40 g Fat:  15 g **  This is the reported nutrition content as stated on the McDonalds website in Singapore **  When researching, I found differing nutrition across ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: McDonalds Soft Serve Ice-cream cones

Posted on | October 31, 2011 | No Comments

McDonalds Ice-cream cone

Someone recently asked me about the nutrition of a McDonalds soft serve ice-cream aka:  ‘McDonalds cone’ and why it was so sweet and nice and only had 150 calories.  Could that be true? From my research, this is what McDonalds states as the correct nutrition for their ice-creams. Nutrition of McDonalds Ice-cream in a cone:  Serving Size:  ...Read more »

It’s official – The Burgers are NOT BETTER at Hungry Jacks

Posted on | October 22, 2011 | 2 Comments


It has bread, lettuce, tomato and a meat patty – it can’t be that bad right? Wrong! And just how bad it is is now printed for everyone to see. Fast food giants Hungry Jacks (Burger King) have bowed to new changes to combat obesity and have printed the calorie content of their food on menu boards. ...Read more »

Answers to things my readers have asked…

Posted on | October 17, 2011 | No Comments

On the right hand side of my blog page there is a 'Shoutbox' where readers can comment / ask questions / say mean things to me / accuse me of miscalculating food nutrition / tell me they love me etc etc.  I can't find a way to respond directly each time.  So I've copied all ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Waffles

Posted on | October 7, 2011 | 2 Comments


I’ve been asked, how many calories in waffles?  Before I answer this question, I am going to ask you: What brand? What size? What weight? Was it home-made, bought from a store or from a supermarket? What ingredients? How much butter, milk and eggs were in the batter? Was it low fat milk or full cream?  ...Read more »

McDonald’s loses Heart Foundation tick

Posted on | September 22, 2011 | No Comments


The popular fast food chain McDonalds has lost the right to display the Heart Foundation tick of approval on its burgers, salads and many more food options which they pay more than $300, 000 per year to show. The heart foundation tick is supposed to assist consumers to pick the healthier choice amongst other food choices.  ...Read more »

Nutrition Info: Calories in Subway Cookies

Posted on | September 15, 2011 | No Comments


Next time you upsize your Subway sandwich to a meal, consider that 2 cookies will be more calories, fat, sugar and carbs than the sandwich itself...  and 2 cookies is 1/3rd of your daily energy requirements .... AND would take approximately 73 minutes of brisk walking to burn off.  There really is no "healthier option" ...Read more »

Austcham 10km Dragonboat Race – Go Aussies!

Posted on | September 1, 2011 | No Comments

The Aussie 10km Crew

My paddling team Austcham Paddle Club recently competed in the 10km AustCham Dragonboat race held at Kallang / Marina Bay.   The initial signs weren't looking outstanding for us having drawn lane 24 out of 25 which meant we started to the far, far left of our 1st turning buoy.  But we were quick of ...Read more »

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