Based on the National Health Survey, 1 in 9 Singaporeans aged 18 to 69 is obese; a 57% increase from 2004. What this means is Singaporeans are facing an increased risk of chronic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
With a diet containing mostly refined carbohydrates and bad fats and oils with few fruit and vegetables, eating healthily and reducing the calorie intake is important to ensure a better quality of life. If you want to improve your eating habits, consider these simple steps!
Make water is your best friend
The importance of water cannot be emphasised on more. It is highly recommended by experts to drink at least 8 cups of water daily.
Water has ZERO calories in comparison to the sugary drinks in your bubble tea, cola and teh bing. Water also doesn’t contain caffeine, like your coffee and/or energy drinks. As a beauty essential, it keeps skin healthy, moisturized and speeds up the metabolism which boosts your body’s ability to burn fat!
Come up with measurable goals
If you want to “Eat Better”, come out with sub-goals that are actionable and measurable. Example, you want to consume lesser sugar. When should you start, how much are you going to cut, how many cups of sweet drinks are you going to reduce?
Moderation, variety and balance
Variety is the key for you to stay on track on your journey to healthy eating. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to eat the same old boring chicken salad daily. Plus, it is unhealthy to cut out food groups
(dairy, carbs) completely as you will be depriving your body of the nutrition, as well as an unhealthy way of thinking about food.
To get the nutrition you need, it highly encouraged you to eat a wide variety of foods from all food groups: whole grains, fruit and vegetables, meat and other protein-rich foods. Just remember MODERATION! Join us for our transformation workshop where you’ll be given tips to kickstart a healthy diet and follow by some simple meal prep demonstrations.
Never starve yourself
Don’t skip your meals, especially breakfast thinking that it can reduce your calories and help you lose weight. This is one of the biggest misconceptions! If your body does not have enough calories, weight loss will be slow due to a lowered metabolism. Why? It is due to the body’s “starvation mode” kicks in! You may experience a drop in weight, but you will face a high chance of your body weight rebounding. Starving yourself in the long term can also result in serious health issues like dehydration, constipation, bone loss, high blood pressure and many more…
Avoid Fake Food
Identify what is fake food. “Lite” foods and drinks are often filled with fake sugars and filler ingredients that won’t leave you feeling satisfied in the way “real” fibre- and protein-rich food will. Retrain your palate to consume good, whole, “real” foods.
Remember to move
Complement your eating habits with some activity! There may be some days that you just can’t make it to a studio due to work obligations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t include a total of 30 minutes of activity at home. Join us for the Transformation workshop where you will learn Yoga and Meditation techniques which you can easily practice at home to help with digestion and body cleansing.
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