5 practical tips to achieve success with weight loss

Finding success with weight loss is something many people struggle with.Have you been on multiple diets but find that you end up back on square one?Are you frustrated with hearing about the success stories of others when you see no results?Does achieving success with weight loss sound like a myth to you?I understand that the process can be trying, but don’t give up just yet.The…

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Nutrition facts of chicken breast: Benefits to health and ways to cook it

What are the basic nutrition facts of chicken breast?At a glance, skinless chicken breast is a good source of protein and is low in fat, making it a great choice as a lean protein.It is a quite neutral in flavour compared to other proteins. This makes it popular in many cuisines, from Chinese Kung Pao chicken to Southern fried chicken, Spanish Arroz con Pollo to…

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Ask the dietitian – How can I make healthy meal delivery choices?

Meal delivery services are here to stay. They are convenient, and free up precious time for us to do the things we love. However, they are not always good for our health or our waistline. Fret not though, for you can make healthy meal delivery choices by following these tips! 1. Always try to create balance in your meals There’s no other way to eat…

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Skip your diet and still lose weight this Chinese New Year

You’ve probably come across a gazillion articles and infographics on the Straits Times, on Channel News Asia, or your facebook newsfeed highlighting the calories in Chinese New Year goodies. They would feature shockingly high calories in your favourite Chinese New Year goodies, or highlight the duration of exercise needed to “burn off” that bak kwa, pineapple tart, or kueh lapis. The problem is, such data…

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5 important diet checks for better health

Do you go for frequent health checks? Whether they’re simple blood tests or nerve-wrecking colonoscopies. Why do these tests? I’m guessing you want to make sure all’s well with your body. The idea is to catch diseases before they develop, or confirm any suspicions so you may seek immediate treatment. Many of the diseases we develop these days are linked with poor dietary habits year…

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Ask the dietitian #1: Is pork fat nutritious?

So, I received this question a few weeks ago from a reader. He asked “Is pork fat nutritious?”, based on an article published a while ago where pork fat was announced to be “one of the top 10 most nutritious food in the world”.Is pork fat nutritious? What a great question, considering that I’ve been asked about that article a few times since it gained…

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How to enjoy holidays without weight gain

Do you feel like you always gain weight after a holiday? You definitely did not intend to. Perhaps the first day, you just had to try something from that street side stall. The following afternoon, you may have booked a dinner reservation at a really famous restaurant. What’s more, that city has two food markets that is planned for the day after and the one…

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5 ways to get children interested in food

This is not an article about how to deal with fussy-eating (even though it may solve some of those problems!) What this article seeks to achieve is to plant a seed of curiousity about food in kids, especially since it’s such a huge part of our lives. I want to improve the relationship your kids have with food, because it teaches them about sustainability, food…

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15 easy to prepare vegetables and tips on cooking your greens

Want to have fresh vegetables every night but find them a hassle to prepare? I used to think that too, until I figured out that there were easy to prepare vegetables that can be cooked in a jiffy, and others that require more tender loving care (read: time). Once I created a list of “fast-to-cook” vegetables, I started picking only those to cook when I…

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