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Fit Tips – What To Snack? – 100 calories of Nuts

 

I guess so many people are still afraid to eat nuts. Most of the reason – It will cause acne  and breakage on the skin and it is high in fat. To those who are trying to lose some weight, in progress of bod/ muscle building, eat healthy and clean, this is what you should snack!

First of all, nuts are not the reason why skin breakage or acne or pimple or oily face. This is how acne occurs:

Acne occurs when several things happen inside the pore. First, the sebaceous glands produce too much oil. Then, as the pore’s lining naturally renews itself, it sheds dead cells.

Several factors can lead to acne, including:

  • Hormones
  • Heredity
  • Some medicines
  • Some make-up and cosmetic products
  • Friction from clothing and sporting equipment
  • Environmental factors such as pollution and humidity

Factors that DO NOT lead to acne include:

  • Diet
  • Dirt on the skin
  • Normal, day-to-day stress

Other factors can be because your digestive system not effectively digest nuts which has been fried (too oily) or maybe you are having a allergic from nuts. If you choose nuts that have been added too much oil ,salt and sugar, that are one of the reasons why you’re having a breakage. Try to buy the natural or roasted nuts. Your body will love it! 😉

It is true that nuts are high in fats – which is unsaturated fat. It is part of the healthy fat that your body need to fight fat. Yes. You read it right. Nuts are Fat-Fighting Food! Most of the people are still believe that food contains fats will causing obesity or fat storage. It is actually Carbohydrates that store fats inside of your body/ under your skin. Don’t avoid healthy fats in your daily nutrition, hence eat it in moderation. It is very helpful in weigh loss. Other than that, it is also disease fighting properties. According to the research, people who consume nuts and healthy fats are less risk in getting heart disease, respiratory problems, Type 2 Diabetes and cancer thus extend life expectancy!

Nuts are traditional protein sources. It helps to reduce saturated fat and calorie in overall diet. Besides that, protein is satiating. Again, it is healthy mono-saturated fat and one of the best plant source of protein. It metabolized slowly by the body because of high in fiber. Researchers said that snackers feel more satisfied when snacking nuts compared to other healthy snacks. That is why it is good and very recommended as food for weight maintenance.

Did you know that Peanut is a brain food? I love Peanuts!!!! It is good for brain health because it contained vitamin E which prevent cognitive decline that happens with age and Vitamin B folate which improve neutral health. It is crunchy right? Don’t you love that crunchiness? It is that suggest mechanical aspect of chewing generates a satiety signal.

Whenever you are stress, try to eat nuts. It is said that it is good for stress reduction since it rich in alpha-linolenic acids that contained in walnuts. How about Almond? –  it bolster your immune system when stress because of high of vitamin E, Vitamin B and Magnesium. (okay, can you count how many nutrient that you can get from nuts? Phew~ It is many!More to come! Read more!!)

Psst! This is for men! Gentlemen, nuts are very good for your reproductive system and that is mean it is good for your sperms! Eat walnuts more because it effect on sperm quality – your sperms will be more healthy and stronger to swim to their goal! Pistachio is good in reducing erectile dysfunction. For those who still young, it is time to eat pistachio regularly! 😛 Thus, it helps in prevent prostate cancer because of high mineral selenium. Gentlemen, are you still afraid to eat nuts? Grab your car key now and go buy it! oh by the way, wait! Finish reading this article first! Haha!

Still afraid to eat because of – High in Cholesterol? If you have high LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) / The Bad Cholesterol a.k.a The Devil , afraid not! Hey, nuts reduced the ratio of LDL to HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)/ The Good Cholesterol a.k.a Dear Angel. Triglyceride concentration declined by more than 10% compared to those who do not consume it.

For me, my favorite nuts are peanuts and cashew nuts! Fun and good in taste to eat! Peanuts are much cheaper to buy compared to other. Also, peanuts can be turned into Peanut Butter. Spread it on the wholewheat bread and put some slices of banana. Nyummy!!

There are many types of nuts can be found out there and it can be differ in different country. But mostly, recommended nuts are peanuts, cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts and pistachio. For me, it is easy and cheap to buy peanuts here in Malaysia compared to walnuts and pistachios.

Remember, try to buy nuts that not been ‘contaminated’ with added oil, salt or sugar. Most of the nuts product sell in the shops have been fried and hydrogenated thus, the nutrients are less and bad for body. Choose your nuts smartly. Check those labels before you buy it. Understand your food more.

An ounce of nuts a day keeps the doctor away.

I encourage you to put nuts in your nutrition and throw away your bad impression on nuts. Instead, enjoy it in moderation and feel the different!

Spread the love and wink wink! 😉 😉

 

100 Cal Nuts

Look What I’ve Bought!

 

Just came back from shopping! Look what I’ve bought! Lots and lots of fruits! AEON Big having a promotion, so I grabbed that change! 😉 So cheap!
I bought oranges, apples, Shinko pear, Mango, Dragon fruits, Star fruits, Grapes, Banana, and CIKU!! I love Ciku! Don’t you? I like it because of the sweetness. What else? Prunes!! It’s been ages I haven’t bought and eat it! Almost 8-9 years??

I’ve fallen in love with Anlene Choco flavor! It taste just like Cadbury Hot chocolate and Me Love it!! Btw, it is already time for me to consume this kind of milk for my better bones right? Stay strong, Bonnies!! I need you to stay healthy and fit!
I also bought Korean dried seaweed. Just wanna to try it. Different package, though.
And do you saw that? Those biscuits? Hahahha.. Okay, it wasn’t for me. I bought it so I can share it with others. Share it and spread those calories. 1 cookies won’t harm you, though. That is why As they said, Sharing is caring. 😉
This is my 2-3 weeks of fruits storage. Hopefully I won’t finish it all in 1 week. 😛

Spread the love and Wink wink~! 😉 😉

 

Fruits

Fit Tips – What To Buy? (Student Ver.)

 

What to buy when you are trying to eat healthy as a STUDENT?
What did you have in your rack? What food did you store? Is it healthy?

It is difficult especially when you don’t have any cooking equipment or even a kitchen like me. It becomes restrict to eat clean and healthy as we wanted. It is difficult to depend on food from stall or restaurant since we can never control what ingredients that they put. Mostly their foods are almost 70-80% were fried, deep-fried or processed food. The other 20% is available for those who are watching their food intake but day by day, we don’t have choice or variety of food that we can eat. Eventually, I am getting tired of feeling getting restricted by food that I eat. It gives a diet/starving feeling even though we are not. Are you feeling the same thing like me?

There is a lot of instant foods are available in the store BUT unfortunately not many things that available are good. Mostly it is a processed food and full with chemicals such as MSG, preservatives, artificial flavor, added sugar and so on.

This is where we need to list and shop our grocery list smartly. Choose Smartly and Eat Healthy. Don’t just buy anything that seems easy for you to eat. Think what is good for your body and at the same time, easy.

I’ve shared my food supply. What about yours? I would love to know your opinion and your list regarding this!

Eat Clean or Eat Healthy? Is There Any Different?

Eating healthy? Eating Clean? is it different? Both is a same definition, right?

It depends on your opinion. For me, I will say it  is slightly different. Why? If you follow on my previous post, you might understand a bit why I said it it’s different.

Basically , ‘Eat Clean’ is all about eating a food which is totally REAL Food. No Processed food, No Refined Food, No Fast Food, No Junk Food and everything  food that is bad for body. Here are some Eat-Clean Principles:

  • Eat six small meals a day.
  • Eat breakfast every day, within an hour of getting up.
  • Eat lean protein and complex carbohydrates at every meal.
  • Have two or three servings of healthy fats every day.
  • Get fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes from fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Control your portions.
  • Drink 2 to 3 liters of water (about 13 8-ounce cups) every day.

The foods to avoid:

  • Over-processed foods, especially white flour and sugar
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Sugary beverages, such as soda and juice
  • Alcohol
  • Foods with chemical additives like food dyes and sodium nitrite
  • Foods with preservatives
  • Artificial foods, such as processed cheese slices
  • Saturated fats and trans fats
  • Anti-foods — calorie-dense foods with no nutritional value

What make me said that it slightly different between Eating Healthy and Eating Clean? Well, as I stated there, SLIGHTLY. Eating Clean means that you eat REAL Food. You will try to avoid all those processed food. But my definition on Eating Healthy is eat everything that our body deserve to eat but SMARTLY. Sometimes, I will eat fried chicken  and white rice for my lunch. I eat in appropriate portion (moderately) and I will make sure that I eat balance nutrient. I will have Proteins-Fibers-Carbs-Healthy Fat on my plate. At least, even though I cannot 100% eating clean, I still can eat healthy and get good nutrient from my meals. Why? I will share it.

Sometimes, I feel that myself is too obsess in eating clean until I didn’t let my body enjoy foods. I worried much on what I eat. I restrict myself too much and then starting counting calories and have a thought of guilty from eating all those food. Don’t you feel the same? But I need to wake up, think and realize that if I restrict myself like this, isn’t it same like having a diet?? restrict this and that, eventually I end up eating just fiber such as vegetables soup or raw fruits – ALMOST EVERYDAY. One of the biggest reason leading me to NOTHING-TO-EAT is because I am getting tired with this situation plus with no kitchen or cooking is allowed in my college. I always mentioned this on my previous posts.

So, this is how my definition of eating healthy changes. I will eat what is good and as long I eat it in moderation. I still keep eating clean but change it. And guess what? I found I more happy and enjoying my food even more! I don’t even binge, starve or restrict myself from food that I want to eat. But yet, in a SMART WAY. What is that? The key is always MODERATION.

What did I eat? I never skip my breakfast which is very important. I love to eat oatmeal in the morning. I used to eat hard boiled egg and boiled oatmeal with milk before this, but because no equipment to cook, I just eat instant oatmeal. 😦 or sometimes wholemeal bread with NATURAL peanut butter. Me love PB!!

For lunch, I will make sure I get good energy from food that I eat. Well, a white rice with side dishes which are contained vege, proteins such as chicken meat/fish or Tempe/Tofu. See? Complete and balance portion. Hahaha! As long it not a fast food that contained much chemicals ingredients (preservatives/artificial foods, etc), it is okay to eat. That is why it is important to know what is your food made from and ingredient in it. Now do you get it why it is better and important for you to eat/cook at home?

For my dinner, I try to avoid simple carbs such as white rice or vermicelli since I’ve eat it during lunch. I try to get protein such as Telur Bistik (Sweet and Sour +  Meaty Eggs), vege soups, or Telur Kung Fu. Try to discover more on your menus so you can order different type of food every time you having a dinner. Never be ashamed to ask something new, who might know that you will discover a new menu for that restaurant?? Haha~

Snacking if you can. Get a nuts or fruits between your meal. It will helps to make your metabolism in pace. Remember, eating clean suggest you to eat 4-6 small portion. Eat when you feel hungry. Stop when you almost full. Snacking with good foods. Avoid eating junk food. As I said, choose SMARTLY.

Don’t forget to exercise. Eat healthy is important but exercise is also important too. Besides than getting a fit body, the most important to exercise is gaining METABOLISM. Who doesn’t want a high metabolism, right? I want to get high metabolism so I can eat MORE!!!!!!! That is the goal! I love to eat!

Honestly, I don’t know how this way can help me in losing weight and getting a fitter body. I trust that as long as I don’t get lazy, move more, train more and workout more, there is nothing to worry. Yes, I eat everything what I want but I still need to choose it WISELY and SMARTLY. Without this combination, everything is useless. Let’s Do our best and pray for the best for our  healthy life!!

What is your opinion regarding this EATING CLEAN and EATING HEALTHY? Do you have something that questioning in your mind? Share with me. I love to hear your opinion and see a better suggestion.

Until then, Eat Clean, Eat Smart, Eat Healthy! Wink wink~!! 😉 😉

Citation and credit to WebMD – Eat Clean Review ( http://www.webmd.com/diet/eat-clean-diet )

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Malaysian Snacks – Bring Back To 90’s!

I’m gonna bring you back to 90’s with these snacks!
If you are born between 1980’s to 1990’s , I am sure you know what snacks that I shown here. I’m bringing you back to the past! Reminding you on your childhood days!!

Tora, Ding Dang, JoJo and Nyam Nyam were really viral during that time. Those ads were shown on Cartoons’ airtime. It is to attract kids to buy it. Also you will show it of to your friends and compete to play with them.

What I love the most for these packages are their chocolate cookies. Usually They will have 4 pieces of chocolate cookies as snacks but not this time. 😦
They change it to candy.

So,let’s open those boxes and see what toy is inside! 😉

Until then, thank you for watching and don’t forget to thumbs up and share it to your friends to remind them your happy days!

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Tora and JoJo Ads credit to Ross Rasip