Wednesday, 24 August 2016

4th Change: The Start of Wearing Made to Measure 5 Years Ago Pants

What gives me enough confidence to take bulletproof was wearing my made to measure pants that were made 5 years ago. My tummy started to flatten and I continuously burnt fat. How do I know? You can always buy a ketone stick to test your urine.

What is more interesting is that I started to wear S size shirt instead of M. I had shrunk from L to M and then to S. I used to hover around 76kg to 80kg but nowadays, I hover around 75kg. Fat percentage is around 20%.

My colleagues around me had noticed how much weight I had lost. I have also started to recycle my clothes. Letting go my size L & M shirts.

Nowadays, I don't really take bulletproof coffee per se. Instead, I will ensure drinking a cup of black coffee with a piece of butter. Whether I'm at a cafe or a coffeeshop. A long black with a piece of butter is a must.

I will share with you about the 5th change in my next post.

4th Change: The Start of Wearing Made to Measure Pants 5 years ago

What gives me enough confidence to take bulletproof was wearing my made to measure pants that were made 5 years ago. My tummy started to flatten and I continuously burnt fat. How do I know? You can always buy a ketone stick to test your urine.

What is more interesting is that I started to wear S size shirt instead of M. I had shrunk from L to M and then to S. I used to hover around 76kg to 80kg but nowadays, I hover around 75kg. Fat percentage is around 20%.

My colleagues around me had noticed how much weight I had lost. I have also started to recycle my clothes. Letting go my size L & M shirts.

Nowadays, I don't really take bulletproof coffee per se. Instead, I will ensure drinking a cup of black coffee with a piece of butter. Whether I'm at a cafe or a coffeeshop. A long black with a piece of butter is a must.

I will share with you about the 5th change in my next post.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

3rd Change: Starting the journey with Bulletproof Coffee

3rd Change. The day I started incorporating butter into my coffee...

Yup. A lot of people around me were stunned with this new habit of mine. Although a few friends know what I'm doing, many don't know what is that. It is called Bulletproof coffee. You guys can google it. It is out there.

So what is my first hand experience with Bulletproof?

1) It totally remove my dependency on sugar. The need to have cup of teh in the late afternoon. The need to have a cake after a meal. The need to have something sweet. It is all gone.

2) The need to have a large portion during a meal. This is gone for some reasons. The body started to tell you when to stop.

3) The increase in mental capacity and energy level.

4) You never look at fat the way you used to look at it.

I don't worry about oily or fatty food these days. However, there was still a problem, which I will share later.

I drink at least once a day with my coffee with butter. If at home, I will use aeropress to make my bulletproof coffee. Mix with grass fed butter from Anchor and coconut oil. If not, I will request long black with butter from the cafe to have my "Bulletproof" coffee.

Because of this coffee habit, I started to lose a lot of fats with little change in weight. I did lose a bit of weight but I started to lose fat. My cloth size started to shrink and this is a good news. I started to wear pants that were made to measure 5 or 6 years ago. Amazing...

Shall end here. Will share the next change.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

2nd Change: Coconut Oil Pulling in the morning

After taking coconut oil before sleep, the next thing that I did was coconut oil pulling. Something that my colleague mentioned to me. I thought to myself, hey why not give it a try?

I read online on the many benefits of coconut oil pulling. Basically, just have some coconut oil in your mouth first thing in the morning. And before doing that, have a cup of water. I always do that in the morning. Drinking water first thing in the morning helps to activate the organs.

So why do I want to do it? One of the benefits stated that it will help to grow back the gums. To me, that is wonderful. Hence, I started to do it daily and miracle happened. A bit of gum start to grow back. And when I first started the pulling, I kept on having phlegm coming out from my throat. I don't know why.

Then came one day, it stopped. And since then, I believe coconut oil pulling helps to improve my health.

Will share the next change. It is my journey with Bulletproof coffee.

BTW, when you do coconut pulling, you don't need to use toothpaste to brush your teeth. Just brush it with the coconut oil on your teeth. It feels clean.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

1st Change: Coconut oil before sleep

How should I start??? It's been a wonderful journey for the past few months since I started on my weight management journey with the Bulletproof diet. In fact, everything was pretty coincidence.

I  had been taking coconut oil for a long long time with results but not good enough. My weight always hover around 75kg to 80kg. To some folks, I'm not overweight and seriously, from the outlook, I just look a bit round not fat at all. However, it does have some issues. My breathing wasn't smooth or to certain extent, you don't feel regulated when you breath. Secondly, the constant urge to buy new clothes due to new waistline. It can be quite frustrating. My father has diabetes and high blood pressure, that means there is a chance I may get it too since I'm the eldest in the family.

Everything change when my friend introduced me to bulletproof. Initially, I took it with a pinch of salt. I mean we all had read about Atkins (high fat high protein almost zero carb) and others. So how the heck this one will work? I was still taking my coconut oil in the morning.

The 1st Change:

The first change from Bulletproof. I read about taking coconut oil before sleep helps. You will have read somewhere that taking coconut oil before sleep is like taking coffee before sleep. You are not going to sleep. I took the leap of faith and I slept well.

https://www.bulletproofexec.com/the-top-6-ways-to-improve-your-sleep-using-food/
Point 1:Fill up with fat at dinner. I didn't fill up fat at dinner. I fill up fat before sleep.

When I woke up next morning, I felt good. Really good. But there was a side effect. I was hungry. Very hungry. For the entire day, I just ate and ate. I couldn't control my hunger. It just went on and on for the next few days. And then something happened. My tummy shrunk a little bit when I was eating the whole day.

Stay tune for the next post.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Resting the digestive system

Detox to let the digestive system rest

Starting weight: 78kg
Fat: 26%

Basic stuffs:
  1. Drink lots of water
  2. Eat organic fruits if possible. 
  3. For coffee and tea, take without sugar

Day 1: It is a fruit day. Some folks focus on more water content fruits. I called it the day you just eat all kinds of melons.
  • Bought a water melon, rock melon and honey dew. Thinking I'm able to finish all these in one day.
  • Feasted the entire day on rock melon. 
  • What else did I do?
    • Did a 5km run both in the morning and evening.
    • Had a flat white in the afternoon.
    • Had some home made tofu at my mother in law's place.

Day 2: Today you should be eating any kind of leafy vegetables with no oil or anything at all.
  • Bought seedless black grapes in the morning. Ate most of the grapes in the entire day.
  • Had egg salad for lunch. Remember, you must tell them to put salad sauce by the side. 
  • I had two or three apples in between. Cannot recall what is the actual number of apples I took.
  • What else did I do?
    • Had a cup of soya milk and soft bean curd for breakfast.
    • Did a 5km run in the evening.
    • Had coffee together with my egg salad.
    • Had dinner at my mother in law's place. Couldn't resist her cooking. Had fried vegetables, home made tofu plus 1 big bowls of barley rice. That means, I ate most of the barley that was used to make barley water. 
Day 3: Today you should be eating both vegetables and fruits.
  • Had half a honeydew for breakfast.
  • Lunch was cooked vegetables and sliced salmon sashimi. No choice as I had to attend an event.
  • Ate lots of grapes and apples in between.
  • Had an apple for supper
  • What else did I do?
    • Had a tall Americano in the morning, Mocha in the afternoon and a Latte in the evening
    • Had Sushi salad at Sushi Tei
Day 4: Today you should be eating bananas and drink 3 cups of milk

  • Had the other half of the honeydew for breakfast.
  • Had another apple plus a tall latte.
  • What else did I do?
    • I had 2 more apples throughout the day
    • Lunch was tofu and vegetables
    • I had a mocha in the evening
    • Neighbour passed me a bowl of curry fish head. Ate the vegetables and some fish

Day 5: Today you should be eating beef and six tomatoes.

  • Ok. I didn't eat my banana yesterday. So I'm going to do it today. Furthermore, I hate tomatoes.
  • Breakfast was one apple. 
  • When I reached office, I had a banana and 500ml of soya protein shake.
  • In the entire day, I had 6 bananas.
  • What else did I do?
    • I had a piece of steak in the evening.
    • And a bit of curry chicken and vegetables. Left over by wife dinner. haha...
Day 6: Today diet should be an increased of protein and vegetables.
  • I had a banana for breakfast.
  • In the mid morning, I had a plate of tao pok, cabbage and lots of tou fu.
  • Feast a big bunch of grapes.
  • Dinner was a plate of omelette with onions and chicken meat.
  • What else did I do?
    • Did 30 mins of cardio exercise.
Day 7: Today diet should be an increased of protein and vegetables.
  • I had a banana and protein shake for breakfast.
  • In the mid morning, I had the Starbuck eggwhite roll with black coffee. However, I did not eat the wrap.
  • I had Ding Tai Fung 1 basket of 10 xiao long bao.
  • Another banana and an apple for tea.
  • Dinner was another banana and a piece of pan-fried Salmon steak.
  • What else did I do?
    • Had a flat white together with my kids at Starbucks. They had babycuino.
    • Had been feasting on grapes throughout the day.
Results:

Weight: still the same actually
Fat: 24%

However, tummy is definitely flatter now. May continue this diet for another 7 days. Feeling is great. Energetic. Remember, the objective of this diet is to allow the digestive system to rest. I'm doing this because of the festive periods that I had just gone through. Christmas, New Year followed by Chinese New Year. Feasting too much of food.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Why billions eat unhealthy rice - and shouldn't

I think this article is definitely worth reading if you are having some health challenges. Regardless what it is, whether it is your heart, your brain, your leg and whatsoever, read this article.

I'm an advocate of "rice-less" diet. Or, I should say "no white rice diet." In my numerous health talks in the past, I had mentioned many times why white rice is so dangerous. I just want to raise it again in this blog.

1) Eating white rice is no difference than eating pure white sugar, except without the sweet taste. If you can imagine eating a bowl of white rice is equivalent to eating a bowl of sugar, will you still eat it?

2) White rice does not have any nutrition versus non-polished rice. Although white rice is cheaper, it gives you problem versus brown or non-polished rice, although they are more expensive. So the case is very straight forward. Cheaper but will kill you eventually, or more expensive but will save you. Take your pick.

3) Diabetes, kidney problem, heart and etc... all these health challenges have a common characteristics. These individuals may have pursue what I called a high calorie diet. In Asia, most likely, it will be white rice than anything.

A white rice loses the following nutrients: Fibre, vitamin B and plus some other nutrients. If you think it this way.

If you eat a bowl white rice, would you agree with me that you must take fibre tablets before eating your rice? Thereafter, you will still need to take B-complex and Daily or Double X.