Posts Tagged ‘healthy living’

Weight Loss Diary: My relationship with junk food


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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.

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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.

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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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