Singapore is a fast pace country with multi-racial culture, this is also why Singaporeans are getting all the best food around the world. More Fast-Food companies are emerging into Singapore because of our fast-pace economy in the recent years. We are a good target as we need the food to be prepared and consumed quickly and easily. Our culture also allow us to be more open towards trying new kind of foods in the market. Hence causing obesity issues to raise over the years. Let me explain how the 4 rules will help to achieve a slimmer and healthier us.
#1 SLOW DOWN
Have you ever noticed how long does it takes for most thin people to finish their meals? My sister is always the last one to finish her meal, and it drove the rest of the family crazy. We are sure that it was her ploy to get out of clearing the table or doing the dishes! It was not until years later that I realized her slow eating is the secret to her trim figure.
“Woah, you finish your food in 10 minutes”
NO choice, I’ve got another appointment in 15minutes!
Pace is Singapore is too fast and we indirectly consume our food in a fast pace too. This will result in improper digestion. Take your time and enjoy your food, chew them properly. This help in the “breaking down” process of the food in your body.
It takes approximately 20 minutes from the time you start eating for your brain to send out signals of fullness. Leisurely eating allows ample time to trigger the signal from your brain that you are full. And feeling full translates into eating less.
#2 RIGHT TIME
We all know that in Singapore, we are always busy with our mandatory work and forget about time. Hence this is the reason why some of us couldn’t keep our diet plans well. By the time we are done with our work, we will be starving and we will eat too much. According to research, however, the key to success lies in the timing of meals.
“HEY, It’s lunch time!”
Nah, let me finish my work first i will join you in awhile.
This is the best time to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner if you want to lose weight, you need to make sure you’re up by 7am.
The optimum time to have breakfast is shortly after 7am, with 7.11am picked as ideal. Lunch is best enjoyed earlier rather than later with the key time between 12.30pm and 1pm – 12.38pm being spot on.
Read more: DailyMail-The best time to eat
#3 CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE
Food is undoubtedly an important aspect in Singapore. We’re a multi-racial culture and this allow us to have the benefit to taste all kinds of food. From Indian, Chinese, Malay and all the mixed-culture cuisine we have so many choices.
“What is our plan for this weekend?”
Let’s go for International Buffet, Or Maybe Mookata?
There are some good solutions to this. Set a budget for how much you can spend on your food, this will control the amount of food you can get. Change your plans to healthy sports or mind-training activities, these will keep your thinking away from food. Another way is that you can try sharing your food with your friends. “GOD, please make my friends fat if you can’t make me skinnier!”
#4 DRINK WATER
We have at least 1000 kinds of different drinks in Singapore. Vending machines are so accessible and convenient. A sports or energy drink, fruit smoothie, or light beer — each serving contains about 100 calories. Yet these beverages don’t satisfy you the way 100 calories of food does, so they’re a waste. Other liquids may be high in sodium and carbohydrates, which trick your body into retaining water, puffing you out.
Let’s have SMOOTHIE after our lunch, that will cure my thirst from this HOT weather.
NO! smoothie will make you feel more thirsty !
Water, on the other hand, has zero calories and carbs and little to no sodium, making it the perfect slim-down drink. And strangely, it actually helps flush out excess water weight as well as jump-starts your metabolism. If it’s just too boring, add lemon wedges or mint leaves. You will realise that water actually helps to break down your “solid food” faster as well.