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How To Gain Weight Efficiently (Adult)

It is known that people who are underweight are more likely to contract diseases, and are often feeling tired and cold. However, gaining weight can be as difficult as losing weight for some people. Why can’t it be as simple as eating more fatty and sugary food? It is because for various reasons of being underweight, many are unable to eat enough, ... Read More »

Art Therapies Brings Hope for Disordered Eating

Psychological factors often drive us to unhealthy eating behaviours such as overeating, irregular eating, unhealthily restricting food intake, etc. Disordered eating behaviours can be triggered and sustained by life stress, one’s concerns toward body image, or even residual feelings from past events that had long been forgotten. Though it may not come to individual’s consciousness, a person’s feeling of lacking ... Read More »

Lose Weight Effectively (Part 3)

Weight loss plans are all about mathematics. Please see below all the important calculation/figures for you to lose weight effectively. Females should aim for a daily calorie intake of about 1200-1500kcal; males should aim for a daily calorie intake of about 1500-1800kcal. However, this varies depending on each individual’s basal metabolic rate, your dietitian will be able to work it out for ... Read More »

Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

More women than ever before are surviving breast cancer due to better awareness, screening and improved treatments. However, some of these breast cancer survivors feel anxious or depressed, particularly about the possibility of the cancer coming back. Therefore, looking after the physical and emotional well being continues to be important after the breast cancer treatment is complete.   Breast cancer is ... Read More »

Are Antioxidants Bad or Good for You

It is known that oxidative stress, which is caused by highly reactive “free radical” compounds circulating in the blood, is a factor in most diseases. As dietitians, we often get asked about whether or not taking a huge amount of antioxidant supplements is good for our health. Observational studies suggested that a diet high in fruits and vegetables, both of ... Read More »

Are You at Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes?

Some women develop diabetes during pregnancy, and some of these women will go on to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Diabetes during pregnancy is called Gestational Diabetes (GD). GD normally develops around the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy, when the amount of insulin required for maintaining normal blood sugar levels increases to 2-3 times more than usual but your body ... Read More »

Salt: An Anti-Depressant?

Yesterday, a public release by The University of Iowa reported new findings by Psychologist Kim Johnson and colleagues, found that when rats are deficient in salt, they shy away from activities they normally enjoy. According to the public release, Johnson and colleagues reviewed others’ research on the reasons behind salt appetite, along with the findings of their own experiments in rats with ... Read More »

TV Watching Doubles the Risk of Asthma in Kids

In a recent study it was found that toddlers who watch TV for more than 2 hours of a day had the risk of getting Asthma nearly doubled by the time they were 11 1/2 years old. The research was carried out in the United Kingdom. It looked at the health of 3000 children from birth to age 11. The ... Read More »

Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!

Recent evidence suggests that it is far better to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables than taking dietary supplements, states a review in the New York Times. Results from the Women’s Health Initiative that looked at multivitamin use over 8 years in 161,000 women showed no benefit; this was also shown to be the case in men, in ... Read More »

New Exercise Guidelines to Aid Weight Loss and Prevent Re-gain

The American College of Sports Medicine has issued new guidelines on exercise namely increasing physical activity to lose weight and keep it off from 30 minutes a day to 50 minutes a day 5 days a week. In fact the National Weight Control registry also backs this up. This is a registry of 5000 people who have lost weight, an ... Read More »