Posts Tagged ‘healthy living’

Weight Loss Diary: My relationship with junk food

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Everyone has their addiction – soccer, beer, cigarettes, porn, sex, exercise. One of my biggest addictions in life is junk food. Other than family, this is probably my longest relationship of my life. I’ve loved junk food since I was a kid. My mum used to tell me how I rather eat ice cream at meal times and at the age of 12, I could take six roti pratas with egg (the oily Indian pancake lookalike) and two Milo Dinosaur drinks (basically iced Milo topped with lots of Milo powder) just for breakfast.


Someone once told me that my attitude towards junk food should be that of: “Make it worth the calories“, but the way I love junk food, everything is worth the calories! My girlfriend Daphne told me that I should love my body and treat it right by feeding it only healthy food, but somehow I don’t quite fully agree on that.

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Weight Loss Diary: GLOW BFF Challenge – The halfway mark

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It’s been two weeks since I embarked on the GLOW BFF Challenge and I thought I would give you a little update.

BFF Logo - Final

I’ve been trying hard to keep to the meal plan that Rachel, GLOW’s in-house nutritionist, planned for me. It’s a very straightforward plan:

GLOW customised diet plan

No, I’m not supposed to eat every single thing in each box, but those are options that I can choose from. It may sound sad having to eat brown rice or only half a palm size of chicken or fish, but I actually do enjoy eating these healthy foods. I managed to stay away from potato chips, chocolates and candies… with much self-discipline. (Ok fine, there were days when I pinched at some gummy bears, but at least I stopped after a few and didn’t polish off the whole tin like I usually can.) Each time I want to reach out for something ‘naughty’, I think of the pain during my workout and I take my hand back. Truth be told, it doesn’t work all the time but I try and there’s at least a 95% success rate!

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