I Eat, Therefore I Am

Food, food, glorious food! and Nutrition

How to Eat Healthily – The simplest seven words for nutrition May 17, 2009

Filed under: diet,eating,Food,health,help,lessons,life,Nutrition — eujzin @ 11:14 pm

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

 

The Best Stuff ever said about Food & Health – Food & Nutrition Quotes December 9, 2008

Filed under: diet,eating,Food,health,help,humour,lessons,life — eujzin @ 12:46 pm

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
– La Rochefoucauld

He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.
– Chinese Proverb

A hungry stomach rarely despises common food.
– Horace

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
– Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.
– Hippocrates

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
– Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

You are what you eat.
– American Proverb

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.
– Hippocrates

Simple diet is best; for many dishes bring many diseases: and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
– Pliny

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
– Lin Yutang

Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
– Maimonides

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
– Thomas A Edison

 

 

Want to LOSE WEIGHT smartly, effectively and safely?! February 22, 2008

A weighty issue…(Weight Management Healthfair) 

Worried abt your weight?

Tried almost every trick in the book?

Well…it’s time to Reduce & Rejuvenate through Alexandra Hospital’s Weight Management Healthfair!

Hear REAL patients share about their experiences about secrets of success!

Atkins? High protein diet? South Beach diet? …CONFUSED?

  • Check out interactive displays showcasing the latest weight loss solutions 
  • Get your questions answered by specialists (nutritionist dietitians, doctors who specialise in weight loss, etc) in weight management.

Other highlights: Health screening, Goodie bags,  cooking demos, refreshments provided…

Does this whet your appetite yet?

If not, perhaps this will…well, no singapore event is complete without lucky draws! – there are iPods to be won!

 1 March 2008, sat

930am to 1pm

Auditorium @Alexandra Hospital (shuttle service from Queenstown MRT)

Still sitting on your bum?
So what are you waiting for?

To sign up or for more information, call 63793760 or email noor_afida_adam@alexhosp.com.sg

Disclaimer: This is not an official advertisement. This is just my way to share about something useful about health related matters

 

The Village People September 13, 2007

Filed under: eating,Food,makan — eujzin @ 4:27 pm

Top Places I Recommend To Go At Dempsey Rd (aka Tanglin Village)

  • Ben & Jerry’s – Proli the biggest B&J in Singapore, this place also has a bar so that patrons can have thier ice cream with liquor. The place has very cosy sofas for you to lounge away as you sip into your drinks after a satisfying ice-cream session. However…of course, too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your health so just one or two treats per week k? (more…)
 

More Words from the Nutritionist – Part Two July 23, 2007

Filed under: Dietitians,eating,Food,lose weight,makan,Nutrition,nutritionist — eujzin @ 8:44 pm

(This is the second and concluding part to ‘A Word From a Nutritionist’)

Breakfast:

Some of u may haf heard abt the goodness of wholegrains. And contrary to wat u may think, whole grains are absolutely not that difficult to get! You only need to read the first couple of ingredients on the label (not the front panel, the actual ingredients label). Grainy breads are one of the best u can get and they are plenty of varieties @NTUC Fairprice, GIANT or Carrefour. You DUN haf to eat them ALL the time but alternating each week with white bread is fine (just look for higher fibre ones, hint: >3 to 5g per 100g)

(more…)

 

How to Lose Weight: A Word from A Nutritionist – Part One July 5, 2007

Filed under: eating,Food,health,weight loss — eujzin @ 12:30 am
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You can enjoy eating!

Some of you may not know this but I am a nutritionist (and food scientist) by training.

I also have some experience writing for the media as well (Men’s Health Singapore 2003-2004) and also contributed to magazines like FEMALE magazine. (<-to add some credibility! shameless plug i know…)

Many have asked me abt nutrition questions, however the most popular questions tend to be “eh…how to lose weight ah?” “Wat to eat to lose weight huh?”

No surprises there actually, as most people these days (due to media or otherwise) tend to be rather focussed on how they look.

SO I decided to post this entry calling it ‘How to Eat Healthy’ (rather then call it “Eat what to lose weight” haha…sorri to deceive u but do read on…)

How to Eat Healthy

(PLEASE note that if u have other medical conditions e.g. renal disease, and u like to lose weight, please see a doctor or a dietitian, they are qualified trained health professionals who studied and trained for years to deal with medical/health conditions!)

FIRSTLY, let’s be perfectly clear about this – if any of those weight loss products or plans actually worked – no one would be overweight anymore. And guess wat? It seems the obesity rate is higher then before, yes, despite the plethora of so-called weight loss techniques available today!

Yes – this includes Atkins, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Jean Yip, Mariefrance, all of them!
NO matter what anyone promises you, diets do not work! (remember my blog abt the comic strip Slimderella?)

The old physics still hold – Energy in > Energy out = Weight loss (erm, unless u are sick or your family genes are working against you!)

The true measure of permanent weight loss is whether or not it’s still off two years later. If you’ve ever lost weight on a plan, product or program and are still looking for weight loss options right now, then something didn’t work. It’s not realli your fault – but if you try to do it again, and again… well, how long until you know better? Stop Dieting! It won’t work!

True that some of the programs may have caused some weight loss (mostly water!) BUT the question IS – Is this sustainable long term? Is this healthy in the long run? Can I be not eating my fave Nasi Lemak for the rest of my entire life? Can I not eat more rice ever?! NO MORE Bak Choy Mee?! Unfathomable! Horrors! Unthinkable! IT has to suit your lifestyle somehow to be a lifestyle change

Eating healthy and being healthy is not a fad BUT rather a LIFESTYLE

End of Part One…stay tune fer Part Two

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How to Lose Weight: A Word from A Nutritionist – Part One July 4, 2007

Filed under: eating,Food,health,Nutrition,nutritionist,weight loss — eujzin @ 4:30 pm

You can enjoy eating!

Some of you may not know this but I am a nutritionist (and food scientist) by training.

I also have some experience writing for the media as well (Men’s Health Singapore 2003-2004) and also contributed to magazines like FEMALE magazine. (

Many have asked me abt nutrition questions, however the most popular questions tend to be “eh…how to lose weight ah?” “Wat to eat to lose weight huh?”

No surprises there actually, as most people these days (due to media or otherwise) tend to be rather focussed on how they look. (more…)