Thai Guava

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πŸ™‚ what’s this?
Its Thai Guava!
Should be from Thailand right? Since it’s labelled as Thai Guava.
It taste so good just by eating it alone!
This is myΒ  fav. fruit for this week.
Want to know more amazing benefits of Guava?
Read it up here πŸ™‚ – 19 Amazing Benefits of Guava For Skin, Hair and Health

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Lemon Honey

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Finally, I decided to make something good for the body and skin.
Every morning just take a slice of the lemon and soak in water. Drink the water. πŸ˜€
What is it good for??
It is good for the skin, cleanse your intestine, prevent / lighten black spots on your face, strengthen immune system and good for your throat!!

Lemon is high inΒ antioxidant.
It helps t
o promote skin metabolism, anti-aging and anti pigmentation etc.

Honey contains natural minerals and vitamins which help the metabolizing of undesirable cholesterol and fatty acid on the organs and tissues into the system, hence preventing obesity and promoting better health for us.
Honey has a healthy Glycemic Index (GI), meaning that its sugars can be gradually absorbed into the bloodstream to result in better digestion.

Ingredients:
Honey, lemon, glass bottle/ container

How to make:
1. Slice fresh lemon
2. Put all the lemon slices into the glass container
3. Pour in the honey till all lemon slices are soaked in the honey.
4. Put in the fridge. DONE!

Tips:
Use hot water to kill the bacteria on your container before you use it.

Do take note:
People who have ulcers in the stomach, or who have a lot of acid in the stomach is not advise to take this.

Tea Latte capsule

Saw this Tea Latte capsule for my Dolce Gusto.
Bought it and tried it.
It taste sweet and creamy and YUMMY!
I like drink with milk thus cafe au lait is my favourite too. πŸ™‚

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And of course it calories are not low.
Oops.. Whatever..because I am going back to my fitness routine..
I had went jogging for the past 3 days ! yeah!! **applause**

Ever since I gave birth to my 1st child, I seldom exercise.
After jogging on the 1st day, I felt my heart was trying to pump really hard to breath..
It felt like there was a layer of fat clinging on to it.. I felt weird and tired and unhealthy. :/
On the 3rd day, after the jog, I felt much better.
Especially my heart. It is pumping more strongly and steadily πŸ™‚
Although I want to look slim and pretty BUT I feel that a healthy heart is the most important.
I will try to keep my jogging routine everyday to maintain a healthy pumping heart.
I do not want to have that feeling of heart pumping with the feel of fat clinging on to it.
It feels kinda weird. I don’t like. :/

Sweet Potatoes

I decided to have green apples and prunes added with sprinkle of sweet sour plum powder as lunch.
But as I was walking around the supermarket, I saw little sweet potatoes with purple skin.
Thus I decided to get them too.
Below is the mixture of 2 small green apples, 3 prunes, 2 sweet potatoes and a dash of sweet sour plum powder.
(picture don’t look appetizing.. I know :p)

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I did not know I got 2 different color flesh potato.
1 is yellow another is purple.
To me, purple skin potato are the sweetest with yellow flesh.
They taste so good!
Purple flesh also taste sweet. They cooked pretty fast .
But I prefer the yellow flesh.

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Finished.. but left with green apples on the plate.
The green apples are too sour! :/
I don’t like it. :p

New salad :-)

I was inspired by my friend, Kerene, she prepared a fruit salad top with nuts with yoghurt dressing. And it look so healthy and appetizing!

Thus, I prepared for myself about the same. As shown below.

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I used 2 medium size red apples (without skin), 4 butterhead leaves and 5 tiny cherry tomatoes.
As my body don’t really like nuts thus I omit it. Dressing – mixed Berries yoghurt from Meiji.

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How does it taste?
Not bad! I quite like it. more sweetness though maybe because I used red apples. Should try green apples next time. With the cherry tomatoes they add abit of sour in it. Butterhead don’t really go well with the yoghurt. maybe other lettuce will be better. Will try it next time.

Calories (I got the calories here)
2 medium red apples (no skin) = 122 Cal
Meiji yoghurt = 129 cal
Butter head 4 leaves = ~8 Cal
5 cherry tomatoes = ~15 Cal
Total = 275 Cal
That’s so little!
A great meal that is filling! Great!
Will trial more soon . πŸ™‚

Tau suan (Split Green Bean Soup)

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Above is one of my favourite popular Chinese deserts; “Tau Suan” served with “you tiao” (dough fritters).
Why? They taste sweet and the “you tiao” is really nice.
But the calories… 293 Kcal per portion… :p
I took this for my lunch. πŸ™‚
Want to know more of this desert and the recipe?
Follow this link

1st day – How to read serving size on label

This morning I weighed myself.
Weighing at “not slim” weight still…. Arrggghhhh….
Body fat was 30.4% on 9 Jan 2014.

For breakfast,
1 slice of wholemeal bread with peanut butter spread and a glass of 3 in 1 cereal oat drink (low fat)
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Below is the bread that I usually bought for myself .

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*can see the table that wrote :
per serving = 2 slices = 145 cal.
But I took 1 slice therefore it is 145/2 = 72.5 (73
cal)

Peanut butter spread that I took, which I tried to spread thinly .. but they just taste so good .. :p
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*table show serving size 36 g (2 tablespoon) = 215 cal
I took about 1/2 tablespoon therefore 215/4 = 53.75 Kcal (54 cal)

The 3 in 1 cereal oat that I took, I took this for dinner sometimes ..
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*low fat and 119 cal

Total amount of calories I took for my breakfast = 73 + 54 +119 = 246 cal
I always try to eat within 1200 calories per day but in order to lose weight I try to eat within 1000 calories but that simply is really not possible..

For lunch,
My elder one is sick today thus I cooked something simple and light for her.
Porridge with egg and pork with a little help from the little one. (of cos a quick snap just in case …)
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Below pic is what i took for lunch .
Porridge with egg and pork + braised peanuts (canned) + pickled lettuce (canned) + 1 7-8″ long banana
For both canned items , I try to take less than the serving size stated on the can.
Canned items are usually high in preservatives, sugar and salt . So it is not advisable to take it often.

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* My bowl serving is very small.
1 bowl serves about the size of my fist.
Thus I took 2 bowls of it. *
For lunch, since it is not easy to count the calories in details because I cooked all together in a pot for the family, and also it is rice (higher in calories), I will sum up as I took 500 cal to make things easier for me :p
Lunch + banana = 500 +105 = 605 cal
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*serving size for braised peanuts 60g = 106cal *
For this i took less than 10 peanuts so it will be less than 60 g

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*pickled lettuce serving size 30g = 22 cal*
For this I took more cos it is so crunchy and tasty .. hahaha ..

So total for Breakfast and lunch = 246 + 605 = 851 (850 cal)
If I try to take within 1000 I still left 150 kcal
But if within 1200 I still left 350kcal
So which one should I choose ?? Lol .. get greedy .. yeah today I get greedy ..

For dinner, ( thanks to the approaching Chinese New Year, I need to stock up snacks for the guests .. :/ )
I snack on dried preserved guava (preservatives again) + sesame coated small fried fish + tiny bit of soup noodles.. gosh guess for dinner my calories took be 500 cal.
Normally for snacking I took it in very very little quantity to satisfy my craving. I don’t finish the whole pack.
So today 850 +500 = 1350 cal

Do I exercise today?
Nope. I just did some house work.
Spring cleaning for the upcoming Chinese New Year aka CNY.
I am a totally lazy bum in exercising… after I gave birth…
Before that I am that strong in exercising .. now I just DON’T feel like doing it..