Blood Test (on 1st June 2012)

August 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

Continuing on my post on the blood test, the above 4 pictures I have attached were my own blood cells. I visited Rev 22 on 1st June 2012. I got to know the lady owner from a networking event and was very much interested to know more about her product.

After her introduction, she prompted me to take this blood test (which I was game). Through the initial conversation, she showed me a couple of other cases. I thought I was healthy enough. I thought my blood would be much cleaner than those I saw.

Well, the above pictures show it all. It doesn’t need a brilliant pair of eyes to know that the 4 pictures on top ain’t looking very good.

  • They are congested together (showing signs that the blood do not regenerate itself well enough)
  • A “black” line was seen (showings signs of stress)
  • A big black patch among my cells (That’s a big lump of cholesterol – NOT GOOD!)

There are a couple more pictures, but I attached only these 4.  You can say that I am surprised to see this. Seeing pictures of other person’s blood cell is nothing comparable to seeing your very own cells. The next thought was “Could this product really improve my current situation?”. I did not have any medical condition nor history. I was considered healthy and fit in the eyes of many. I long knew I wanted to invest in a good sleeping bed/system. I wanted my sleep to be good and perfect. Could this product solve my problem?

Well, the price of her product ain’t cheap. She did not force sell at all. I had time to consider. However, I must say that the session did educate me a lot more about myself. I did what I had to do. I went back and strongly consider investing in this product.

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Why Diet =/= No Eating

July 13, 2012 at 3:18 am | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

 

There is a common misunderstanding among the mass crowd (including myself previously) when they hear the word “diet”. Often people associate “Diet” to “No Eating”. Wrong!

Definitions of Diet:

1)      http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/diet
2)      http://www.thefreedictionary.com/diet
3)      http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/diet

Diet is a Plan. It is an eating habit that one practices. For a simple example, a person who goes on a vegetarian diet does not consume meat in his/her meals. It is an eating habit that avoids meat.

We, as humans have to eat. It is our basic survival behavior. If you have in any point decides to go on a “No Eating” diet plan, please throw the idea out of the window. Not only is it ineffective (in the long run), you will get adverse results instead.

Instead, to give yourself a healthier body, make a conscious effort to know about the different dieting plans. Change your diet for the better. Not stop eating! Lesser fried food, lesser sweet drinks and more Water!

Going on a “No Eating” plan is WRONG!

March 29, 2012 at 4:31 am | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

Imagine this simple scenario: If one day, your house is on fire (YES! On Fire!), and you have only one chance to grab ONE THING out of the burning house, what would it be? It can be money, passport or even a memorable item that your partner gave you on your 1st year anniversary. I believe you would agree with me that the ONE THING would be something you feel you should not lose especially in times of emergency like a fire burning down your house.

Our bodies work in the same principle as well. When you want to lose weight, essentially you would want to lose those excess fats that are accumulated in your belly. However, fats are there to protect our body from cold and our organs so that they can function as well. In times of emergency, for example, your body did not receive enough food for hours or days. It will be alerted of the emergency situation. In order to save itself, it will “store” or retain fats, leaving it the last energy source to be used up. The body will allow the carbohydrates and proteins to be depleted first.

Meaning to say, when you refuse to eat or go on a “No Eating” diet, your body will retain these very fats that you want to eliminate! Talk about being efficient…

However, some who went through this does experience a drop in weight. Our body weight consists of our mass muscle as well. Most likely, muscle mass that was lost during the process caused the drop in weight. What’s worse is that often this plan fails in the short-term and your weight will bounce back even faster and higher than before. Do you want that? I’m sure not.

If this still does not convince you, well, just simply think: How long can you possibly go with eating? Forever? Think again carefully and carry out the right actions.

STOP going on hunger! START exercising. Feel free to CONTACT ME!

The Bad “Fat” Guy

January 26, 2012 at 2:38 am | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

As mentioned previously, fats are not all that bad. Our body needs a basic amount of fats for our very survival. However, consumptions of bad fats are best to be avoided. The big, bad “fat” guy here today will be Trans Fat!

There are natural trans fat found in beef and some dairy products. However, these trans fat are totally different from those artificially made. Cookies, cakes, potato chips, fried & packaged food contains these very artificially trans fat! How are they made? It is through a process where liquid oil is being hydrogenated to solidify it. The purpose? Well, to make your cookies have longer shelf life, and your potato chips taste crispy.

 

 

These artificially trans fat is not welcome by your body. Our body is not genetically meant to absorb these foreign “things” and that is one cause of the many bellies we see around. What it does as well:
–          Reduce good cholesterol (HDL)
–          Increase bad cholesterol (LDL)
–          Increases your risk of heart diseases

We should all love ourselves, love our body. Take care of it, it will take care of YOU. Reduce and Avoid the amount of trans fat you intake today!

Drink up once you wake up!

November 29, 2011 at 7:17 am | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

 

For guys who have entered into army, this routine seems all too familiar. During BMT (Basic Military Training) course, the first thing everyone would do is to drink up our water even before our breakfast. But, do any of you continue to practice it when you are out of camp or even after you ORD? For girls, have you done this before?

Guess what? Now, I hope that from now on, you can adapt to this practice: Drink up water once you wake up in the morning (even before brushing your teeth. ok, it doesn’t really matter much).

The routine may seem simple, yet odd for some people. Imagine this: you have slept for the past 7 to 9 hours. During this time, you receive no hydration at all. Your body feels dehydrated and wishes for water! Now, drinking up the first thing you wake up helps on the following:

–          Get your body rehydrated over a good night rest
–          Helps to clear your previous day/night’s toxin that are in your body
–          Kick start your body metabolism
–          Feel more refreshed, alert and ready for the day’s challenge

How much to drink then? Well, for me, currently I can drink a whole 500ml bottle of water. Of course, I did not start out that way. You can start with:

–          A normal-sized glass of water
–          Normal temperature water please
–          As your body gets used to it, Increase the intake gradually.

Try it out. Feel the Difference what a small change may make!

Simple Carbohydrates Vs Complex Carbohydrates

November 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

Carbohydrates are the most common source of energy for us. Consumption of Carbohydrates fuels our body, our basic source for life!

However, there are two different types of carbohydrates:
– Simple Carbohydrates &
– Complex Carbohydrates
We ought to know its difference and its affects to our body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.      Simple Carbohydrates:
There are called simple sugars. Examples include soft drinks, sweets, or food that contains fructose, sucrose or white flour. These simple carbohydrates are created from the factory and naturally are higher in sugar level. It is easily absorbed and can cause compulsive eating and in turn weight gain. It would be good to avoid simple carbohydrates, although not all simple carbohydrates are bad.

Fruits and Milk are examples of good simple carbohydrates. These are much more natural and contain better nutrients that are essential for your body. For example, Orange contains Vitamin C. Dragon Fruit contains Vitamin C as well as its benefits of controlling level of glucose blood level in type 2 diabetics. Papaya contains a rich source of antioxidant nutrients, minerals and fiber.

Other than the good simple carbohydrates, it is recommended that one consumes more complex carbohydrates instead.

 

2.      Complex Carbohydrates:

Complex carbohydrates are essentially high fiber foods. Examples include Multi-grain bread, Vegetables (e.g Asparagus, Lettuce, Cucumbers) and Brown rice.

Complex Carbohydrates are not as “refined” as simple carbohydrates. Refined here means processed by equipments or in factories. As such, these type of carbohydrates retain much more fiber, vitamins and minerals for the body’s absorption benefits. Since the absorption rate is slower as compared to simple carbohydrates, it keeps one to be satisfied longer after his/her meal. In addition, it also aids in digestion and control one’s sugar level content.

So starting today, eat more Complex Carbohydrates & fruits!

 

Water… How much is Enough

November 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Eat it Right | Leave a comment

Water in our Body
A bulk of our human body contains water. Depending on a person’s size and how lean one is (A leaner person has more water in his/her body), it ranges from 55% to 78%. We ought to be well-hydrated or else many complications might follow. Losing 10% will be considered as dehydrated. However, in terms of athletics performance,  a drop in 1% to 2%  will cause a decline in performance.

How much water would be enough in a day?
Follow this simple formula:
           Body Weight (kg) x 35ml
For example, if a person weights 70kg, his/her water consumption will be:
 70 x 35ml = 2,450ml / 2.45 L

Avoid Dehydration
However, there will be a need to increase in water consumption if there is an increase in water loss in a day. For example, playing a strenuous sports game, hot weather which causes more sweating etc. The most important guideline will be to drink whenever possible and not wait till one is thirsty. To feel thirst is a sign of dehydration, that should be avoided.


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