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Diet & Nutrition

If you’re a true local, you’ll know that we frequent our kopitiams and hawker centres for most of our meals. It’s hot, yes, but the food smells amazing, the wok hey is tantalising, the choices are overwhelming - it’s all such a wonderful experience. But while taste and aroma draws you to start queuing, it is equally important to consider the health benefits such as nutrients, calories, and what good it’s going to do for you. So Personal Trainer Khit is going to assess some of your favourite foods. 1. Hainanese

If you’re an 80’s or 90’s baby, you’ll know age is indeed catching up. Apart from realizing that you no longer want to ‘put-your-hands-up’ and fist bump the air at 2am in the morning at Zouk, your waistband is also getting a little tighter and unforgiving. Losing weight just isn’t as easy anymore. So let’s talk about a big reset health wise.   The gut is the foundation of good health. It is the primary site for digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of waste. It also houses a vast network of

Have you been indulging too much in those Hari Raya Goodies, or went to Geylang Serai recently to eat your heart out at the pasar malam? Yes we can smell your guilt from a mile away. Well, we got you. Grab your grocery baskets, we’re going shopping at the healthy section to reset your bellies.   First up, this is a realistic diet plan where we’re keeping things inexpensive. You don’t have to eat the most expensive organic things for a good gut. We’ve limited the list to just a few things

If you’re serious about getting into good shape and health, you’ll know that diet does about 70% of the job. The word ‘diet’ scares most people because it’s easily associated with food that probably tastes blend and joyless. But people are getting more creative with recipes, so we’ve put together a tight list of things to eat before and after personal training, and for all the other days and time.   Before training - what to eat There are plenty of good options to fuel yourself before heading for a solid workout, but

“A moment on the lips, forever on the hips” - maybe you’ve heard of this before. Nobody loves these kinds of guilty reminders that all our favorite local treats come with a fatty lining. Not all cholesterol is harmful though, Some are bad, but some are innocent and good. Cholesterol may even give you a more effective workout because your body needs HDL cholesterol to make hormones, build cells, and work your metabolism. It is important for testosterone production and it is also one of the more crucial hormones related

Last week, we talked about food snacks that you can eat while you are on your weight loss programme. This week, we take the opposite view and look at for snacks you must stop eating now because they are really not as healthy as you believe them to be.   These snacks, unlike the obviously unhealthy snacks, are deceptively healthy. They are usually snacks which may have been healthier in their original form, but having been coated with sugar, like preserved fruits, or been processed, like soy milk, or just made up

So let’s be clear when we talk about Mandarin Oranges – “Mandarin oranges” is in fact a term which references a group of citrus fruits. It includes several varieties such as the Satsuma, Clementine, Dancy, Honey, Pixie and Tangerine. What this means is that the tangerine is a mandarin orange, but not all mandarin oranges are tangerines!   Antioxidant Properties Mandarins provide up to 80 percent of the daily vitamin C requirements for the body. Vitamin C has been established as a potent antioxidant. It strips free radicals of much of their harmful

Some people are just resistant to the idea of using supplements, claiming that they are ‘unnatural’ and wants to obtain all nutrients from whole foods instead. Please understand that supplements are not drugs (although they look similar). When used properly, it can aid in many bodily functions and possibly provide better health to the person who takes it. Here is a list of reasons that support the use of nutritional supplements. Hopefully those of you who insist on not taking supplements will think twice and make an informed decision after

King of fruits and one of Singaporeans’ favourites – the durian. It has gotten quite a bad reputation, citing its high fat, high sugar and high total caloric value as reasons to avoid this fruit at all costs. Let’s take a closer look at this delicious fruit. Nutritional value: Serving size: 1 fruit (602g) Total calories: 968 Fats: 32g Carbohydrates: 163g Dietary fibre: 23g Protein: 9g Even though durians contain a significant amount of fats and calories, the fats in durians are non-saturated and there is zero cholesterol. Thus, there are no negative effects of these fats on

Tried embarking on a weight loss and toning program but failed to see significant results? Saw significant results on a fat loss program but failed to keep it off? It could very well be because of these common mistakes men make while trying to get into shape. Read on to find out how you can avoid these mistakes and see fantastic results.   Eating too little protein on a weight loss program Men typically consume more meat than women but sometimes on a diet there might be a tendency to cut down on