so yesterday was my dad's birthday and we celebrated at bonjour cafe..it is at bukit jelutong if u guys wanna try..the food was okay but the dessert was superb, really love the dessert, (the one that my dad holds) how to order the food? it's like the one in ikea which we have to get the food ourselves at every counter..
okayy, so now back on the topic..what i wanna talk about is that, right now i'm actually trying to eat healthily so that i can be fit and in a good health at the same time. but there are lots of challenges that i have to face especially when there is special occasion like birthday..foods high in calorie is a must, (ok i don't know what is the relation of having a cake on birthday..why don't we change it into a bundle of broccoli and put the candles on top instead..perhaps? ok gross)
i actually have some tips to share for anyone who wants to lose weight..i got it from readers digest..i know there must be many people wanting to do so..so now this is the time for u to start a new life
the first one is (drum rolls please)
1.Drink plenty of water
-especially after breakfast..it is ok for u to drink juice for breakfast but after having your breakfast, u need to drink water and cut down the sugary drinks..make it as a habit..and do u know that, if u drink sugary drinks, the process of lipolysis which is the process of breakdown of fats will stop..(btw, i got this info from dietitian at kk Kelana Jaya, En Anuar) so no matter how hard u exercise the fat won't go away if u are still drinking those drinks.
2.Make a food diary
-u have to carry around the diary which is like a palm-size notebook everywhere u go..write down everthing u eat and even drink. Studies have found that people who maintain food diaries wind up eating about 15 percent less food than those who don’t.
3. Eat 5 or 6 small meals or snacks instead of 3 large meals
-when men ate parts of their morning meal at intervals over five hours, they consumed almost 30 percent fewer calories at lunch than when they ate a single breakfast
4. Walk for 45 minutes a day
- Duke University study found that while 30 minutes of daily walking is enough to prevent weight gain in most relatively sedentary people, exercise beyond 30 minutes results in weight and fat loss. Burning an additional 300 calories a day with three miles of brisk walking (45 minutes should do it) could help you lose 30 pounds in a year without even changing how much you’re eating.
5. Bring the color blue into your life more often.
There’s a good reason you won’t see many fast-food restaurants decorated in blue: Believe it or not, the color blue functions as an appetite suppressant. So serve up dinner on blue plates, dress in blue while you eat, and cover your table with a blue tablecloth. Conversely, avoid red, yellow, and orange in your dining areas. Studies find they encourage eating.
6. Clean your closet of the “fat” clothes
-Once you’ve reached your target weight, throw out or give away every piece of clothing that doesn’t fit. The idea of having to buy a whole new wardrobe if you gain the weight back will serve as a strong incentive to maintain your new figure.
7. Hang a mirror opposite your seat at the table.
One study found that eating in front of mirrors slashed the amount people ate by nearly one-third. Seems having to look yourself in the eye reflects back some of your own inner standards and goals, and reminds you of why you’re trying to lose weight in the first place.
8. Use vegetables to bulk up meals.
You can eat twice as much pasta salad loaded with veggies like broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes for the same calories as a pasta salad sporting just mayonnaise. Same goes for stir-fries. And add vegetables to make a fluffier, more satisfying omelet without having to up the number of eggs
9. Avoid any prepared food that lists sugar, fructose, or corn syrup
-among the first four ingredients on the label. You should be able to find a lower-sugar version of the same type of food. If you can’t, grab a piece of fruit instead! Look for sugar-free varieties of foods such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and salad dressing.
10. Eat slowly and calmly.
-Put your fork or spoon down between every bite. Sip water frequently. Intersperse your eating with stories for your dining partner of the amusing things that happened during your day. Your brain lags your stomach by about 20 minutes when it comes to satiety (fullness) signals. If you eat slowly enough, your brain will catch up to tell you that you are no longer in need of food.
p/s: these two little devils always ruin my diet..hate them -,-