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Month: December 2018

Optimise Nutrition’s Buffet Survival Guide

24 December 2018

This is definitely one of the busiest times of the year -- with the countless holiday preparations, Christmas parties, family gatherings, and of course the food! Being healthy and working out regularly is one heck of a challenge! Thinking of putting off the healthy habits to the new year? Fret not, we’ve compiled the best tips for this holiday season into one nifty survival guide! Follow these diet tips and techniques and you’ll surely be on your way to feasting healthily this holiday season! Don’t skip a meal to prep for a buffet It’s often believed that if you skip your meal before the big feast, you’re saving yourself from the calories. Truth is, you’re more likely to eat more when you have greater hunger pangs. Avoid overeating during your holiday feasts by eating balanced meals before your buffets. Skim the buffet for options It’s best you first find out what your food options are before you start digging through the buffet. This helps you plan out which healthy foods you can indulge in and a few of your guilty pleasures to put on your plate. Be aware of the size of your plate Some studies actually reported that eating...

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5 Tricks To Trimming This Christmas Season

14 December 2018

When Christmas time comes, we usually drop our clean eating habits and forget to go to the gym to make way for all the celebrations. Besides, it's about time we take a bit of unwinding with some family and friends, right? Too many people wait till the new year to start being healthy. Reality is, the best time to begin a healthier life is NOW. So stop procrastinating and wishing for a fitter new year. Why not try these 5 tricks so you can start trimming and leaning this Christmas season. 1. Hydration is key Did you know that chugging on water is one of the secrets to fixing your hunger? Yup, the usual thirst pangs are often mistaken as hunger pangs, and many people fall for eating more rather than drinking more. Try to sip on a glass of water before and after a meal, and you'll notice a big difference to how much you're eating. Thinking of enjoying a glass of wine or bottle of beer? It's especially important to stay hydrated! Make sure to take in a glass or two of water in between. This helps in curing the hangovers for the next day. 2. Stop skipping...

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3 Steps To The Perfect Plate

7 December 2018

We are often told of what we should be eating to be healthy. "Eat whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats... Cut back on the salt, fatty foods, and sweets". Although this is common knowledge and many do try to follow these guidelines, one of the important aspects that we forget is on the quantity of the meals. Sure, a plate filled with pasta, chicken, and vegetables sounds healthy, but if your portions are out of whack, you may be doing more harm than good to your body. It's a saying that we should always prefer "quality over quantity". But when it comes to nutrition, finding the balance is the key! Here are some tips to achieve the perfect plate: Be Aware of Your Macronutrient Ratios The key to a nutritious and balanced plate is keeping half of the plate with free vegetables, a shy quarter for protein and carbohydrate, and reserving the small middle portions for healthy fats. One good way to keep your portions in check is by measuring your food. Some examples are, one cup (200g) of rice is equivalent the size of your closed fist, a 3 ounce (85g) portion of meat or chicken equates to...

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