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Chef Carlo Miguel – A Bigger Man

October 15, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

It was a couple of hours away before the restaurant opened. As I ran a bit late, the chef who just guested in Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition and has made a name for himself was already by the bar standing. I came in very anxious and excited at the same time while he talked to the restaurant’s marketing officer. They wrapped up their conversation, and we introduced ourselves to each other. For a moment, there was an awkward silence. I just couldn’t utter a thing when in the back of my head all I could think of was how much he’d changed—very far from the pictures I saw online. It wasn’t just the weight loss. There was something else I could hardly point a finger to. But whatever it was, I liked what I saw and I liked the fact more that I was there to hear his story firsthand.

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Psyching Up On Weight Loss

September 14, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Ours is a figure-conscious world. We see models sashaying down a ramp wearing clothes that show off their flat tummies and flabfree arms, and we turn green with envy. The message—”Lean is in, skinny is beautiful”—is trumpeted everywhere, in billboards, on TV, and in print ads that feature celebrity endorsers flaunting their perfect, to-die-for bodes.

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Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

September 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am I. The evolution of fad diets is as fast as the rise in my blood pressure when another new diet is introduced into the market!

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Pills for the Fats

September 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was the obese model during the prehistoric era).

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Best Exercises for Weight Loss

September 5, 2019 Category :Fitness 0

Everyday, literally hundreds and thousands of people from different walks of life storm fitness and wellness centers. From teenagers to adults, employees to CEOs, laymen to professionals, these individuals slice off an hour or two from a day’s busy schedule just to sweat it out.

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Low-fat dairy may aid weight loss

April 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Overweight diabetic patients can now turn to low-fat dairy products to ease their struggle to lose weight, a group of researchers said. Dr. Danit R. Shahar and colleagues from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva urged diabetics to try a diet rich in low-fat dairy calcium after discovering in a study that overweight type 2 diabetic patients with a higher intake of dairy calcium increased odds of losing weight twice. » Continue Reading

Egg-breakfast Helps Improve Weight Loss

January 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Eating eggs for breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count will more likely lead to weight loss in overweight people, according to new research. Researchers compared an egg-breakfast with a bagel-based breakfast of the same weight and calorie content, and found that the egg-breakfast “induced greater satiety and significantly reduced shortterm food intake.” » Continue Reading

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Benefits of Weight Loss

November 20, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

Too lazy to lose weight? A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition gives another reason why getting rid of extra fats does wonders to the body, especially for obese older women. Dr. Gloria Mazzali and her co-researchers from the University of Verona examined 35 obese women aged 58 to 83 years old. The figure includes 15 women who shed five percent of their body weight through diet. The researchers discovered that the subgroup developed more desirable body fat distribution and insulin sensitivity. » Continue Reading

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Health Benefits of Guyabano

January 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Guyabano or soursop a is a native edible fruit in the Philippines which is popular for its unique enjoyable flavor which has the sweetness of strawberry and sourness of a pineapple. Aside from enjoying the food however, Guyabano is a healthy fruit because it is rich with different vitamins and minerals. For one, it is rich in vitamin C and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. It also has Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Carbohydrates and Fiber.

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Calamansi for Weight Loss

January 14, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

Calamansi or golden lime is a small citrus fruit popular in the Philippines and primarily used as condiment. It is usually added to soy sauce or fish sauce as well as directly to dishes to provide sour taste or flavour to food. As a citrus fruit, calamansi is also used to make juices.

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