Monday, May 20, 2013

Beautiful - Week 4

Same same

Week 4 statistics
Weight - 100.7
Bust - 42
Waist - 35
Hips - 48

Bust went down to 42 though.

I fared better when I was having NO breakfast, now I have yoghurt and sliced apples for breakfast but eating brekkie doesn't seem to be working for me at all.

I used the Jillian Micheals 30 day shred 2ce last week and succesfully finished level 1 both times without asking myself why life must be this hard.

I had a surprise bridal shower on friday and had loads of cupcakes, coke, rice, bread and ice cream. There was no single healthy food lol, I sure have silly colleagues and a manager who aren't on the eat healthy bandwagon.

That's all...

Ehen, fitness gurus, please is the below true? I assumed palm oil was a "killer" while olive oil is the healthier option?

Let's talk about oil...

2 TBSP is the daily recommended intake for an average person. Whether it's olive oil, coconut oil, groundnut oil, or palm oil, all oil has 9 calories per gram, and 120 calories per TBSP. That is why we should not be frying our foods because, frying is equivalent to cooking our food in oil. That is why we should also avoid animal skin and eat the leanest cut of meats; that is why nuts-though healthy- should be eaten in moderation because, most nuts are 80% fat. 


  1. Actually, I don't agree with Esta. I subscribe to the school of thought that healthy fats which include saturated fats like palm-oil and coconut oil are good for you. Fats help you absorbs fat-soluble vitamins like D, E and K. Fats are a higher calories item, 9 calories versus 4 for both protein and carbohydrate. This is not a bad thing. Fats provide you with a slow release of energy whereby with carbs - you crash half way through a workout. My favorite pre-workout meal is a boiled egg. I get enough fat and protein to fuel my workout. I never suffer from mid-workout crash.
    I'm actually doing a post on this topic for my blog, will post on here when it's done.

    Remember: Healthy Fats are your friend. Eat fats in moderation. Never heat up your olive oil (heat only is the purest of the pure)

  2. Oh regarding eating animal skin, if it is a healthy animal, I don't see why not. If you are not sure if the animal is grass-fed (healthy animal, eats natural diet), the go ahead and remove the skin PRIOR to cooking.

    Removing the skin after the animal is cooked is a WASTE of time. Why? because since the animal was cooked with the skin on, the fats you are running away from have already seeped into the meat. So removing the skin is a waste of time because at that point, the fat is now in the meat. I did a post on this a few months ago.

    my posts on Coconut and Palm Oils:

  3. Oh and by the way, fats keep you sated longer. If you eat a healthy amount of fat in your meal, you stay fuller longer. In the long run, this actually reduces your calorie intake because you aren't hungry as much.

    Ok, will stop talking now. If you can't tell already, Nutrition Education is my passion.

    1. Lool i sure can tell its your passion! Thanks alot!