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 […]
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: […]
An alarming report has recently highlighted that AUSTRALIA has now become the fattest nation in the world (overtaking the USA). The statistics have shown 9 millions adults are classed as overweight or obese according to their BMI status. The question is – ARE YOU ONE OF THESE 9 MILLION PEOPLE? If you are, there are […]
Fish Ball Noodles is a dish containing fishballs served with noodles of different kinds is an extremely popular Singaporean dish. The dish can be served either in a soup or “dry” with the soup on the side. In the dry variety the noodles are cooked with lard, soya sauce, chilli and/or tomato sauce. The type […]
In Singapore one of the cheapest meal deals you can find in the local hawker food centres are the “Economy Rice” stalls. They consist of pre-prepared dishes such as braised tofu, black pepper chicken, sweet & sour fish / pork / chicken, sambal fish, ommelete and many variations of vegetables just to name a few. […]
Soba noodles originate from Japan and are made with at least 30% buckwheat flour and the remainder is wheat flour. They are similar to spaghetti noodles except light brown in colour. They are an extremely healthy choice, here’s why: What is Buckwheat? It is a fruit seed that is gluten free. Health Benefits of Buckwheat: […]
This is not a promotion… this is an “oh my god” moment. As if super sizing meals and add-ons (drinks / fries / onion rings / desserts) weren’t enough – Burger King (in Japan only) have launched The Meat Monster Burger. A burger packed with 2 beef patties, 1 chicken fillet, 3 bacon rashers, 2 […]
I believe in being realistic. So I shout at you: DO NOT BELIEVE YOU CAN DROP 5+KGS IN 3 WEEKS. This is outrageous. If you starve yourself you might achieve this, but the second you eat again that weight is going straight back on. Then what’s the point starving yourself for nothing? Next question: Do […]
Nasi Lemak is the national dish of Malaysia (that’s an unofficial statement!) It’s available everywhere you look any time of the day – breakfast, second breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper – I think you get the picture! Best of all, it’s extremely versatile and can be served with anything and everything from […]
When I hear the word ‘Diet’ it’s almost as painful as hearing fingernails scratch down a blackboard. It’s become the most misunderstood and misused word I can think of.
“I need to go on a Diet” “My diet starts on Monday” as well as all of those rediculous money making schemes: “Lemon Detox Diet, South Beach Diet, Blood Type Diet” blah blah blah blah
Effectively what we’ve been conditioned into thinking is that “Diets” are all about these temporary stages in your life (say 3 – 4 weeks) where the goal is to lose weight in a hurry – eating as little as you can – not caring about energy or nourishment – cutting out important food groups. Of course the outcome for many that go on ‘diets’ is that it’s painful and hard to achieve for any length of time, they’re starving, tired, have no energy, yes they may lose weight but when they return to eating normally again, will gain weight back on. The net result for most is being very disappointed and using the word DIET like it’s an offensively naughty 4-letter word.
I’m going to have another whinge about last nights episode. (Maybe I should give up watching) This time I’m going to have a whinge about the weigh in and scales. There were a number of contestants that had much smaller weight loss on the scales from the previous week and one person unfortunately didn’t lose anything. You can see it on their faces and I can completely empathise with how they feel considering they’ve worked their butts off all week for little to no results. WHICH IS WHY – WEIGHT MANAGEMENT IS ABOUT MORE THAN WHAT YOU WEIGH ON A SET OF SCALES, it’s about your body shape, composition and function.
I have mixed emotions about episode 2. As an exercise physiologist I saw a few negatives in the show that highlight what not to do if you’re trying to lose weight. I’m sure they have a strong team of medics available to attend to the contestants and of course they have to dramatise things so the show is watchable – but here are some negative things that stuck out for me:
Well 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 […]
I’m about to tell you something a little controversial. I believe that sugar is the most crippling ‘drug problem’ that the world is currently facing. Yes – I did say drug. Why? Because as the world is now flooded with pre-packaged / manufactured foods and drinks containing mountains of sugar – the harmful effects are […]