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Vinegar – A Fat Burner

A recent research in Japan (published on the web on May 26, 2009 by the American Chemical Society) found that vinegar can help prevent accumulation of body fat and weight gain. Tomoo Kondo and his colleagues found that laboratory mice fed a high fat diet and given acetic acid seemed to have up to 10% less body fat than other ... 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 »

Lose Weight Effectively (Part 2)

It has been a while since I wrote the Part 1. I hope that those of you who have successfully gone through the milestones that I mentioned in Part 1 have lost some extra weight and are now ready to join the weight loss journey again for more achievements. We know that rapid weight loss can be quite unhealthy. Please read “Fasting, The Shortcut ... 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 »

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 »

Insulin Resistance: Are You Knocking On The Door Of Diabetes?

Understanding insulin resistance (IR) Insulin resistance, also called prediabetes, is a health condition with which the cells in your body are not adequately sensitive to the normal amount of insulin secreted by your pancreas, resulting in temporary high blood sugar levels after eating or drinking. Your pancreas tries to produce more insulin to lower your high blood sugar levels. The ... Read More »

Lose Weight Effectively (Part 1)

A kilo of fat is made up of roughly 7,000 extra calories; so in order to lose one kilo of fat, you need to create a caloric deficit of 7,000 calories. How can we create a deficit of calories? Eating less and burning more is the key! Weight loss is a journey, which involves many milestones. Milestones of the weight ... Read More »