Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favour since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter version of low-carb eating called the ketogenic diet is gaining popular attention, igniting a fierce scientific debate about its potential risks and benefits.Both the Atkins and ketogenic diets encourage followers to cut carbs from their diets. But while the Atkins diet gradually increases carbs over time, keto places firm limits on carbs and protein. This way of eating depletes the body of glucose, forcing it to primarily burn fat and produce an alternate source of fuel called ketones. A typical ketogenic diet restricts carbs to less than 10 percent of calories and limits protein to 20per cent, while fat makes up the rest.The keto diet has been popularized in bestselling books, promoted by celebrities and touted on social media as an antidote to various ailments. Proponents say it causes substantial weight loss and can help those with Type 2 diabetes dramatically improve … [Read more...] about The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?
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Life lessons from bodybuilders ‘Getting comfortable with discomfort helps you grow as a person. It teaches you grace under pressure and toughens you up against adversity and problems in life.’ Bodybuilding, which has evolved into a modern-day fitness regimen, is getting more and more popular. Considered an extreme sport, bodybuilding requires rigorous daily training, a strict diet, and depleting to insanely low body fat and water percentages. It really isn’t for everyone. Whether you plan to get into bodybuilding or not, there’s no denying its immense impact on modern-day fitness and culture. Bodybuilding helped shape the fitness movement, and, from gyms being rare finds decades ago, you can now find a gym in almost every condominium, hotel and mall. Bodybuilders are among the most disciplined athletes there are. There is so much we can learn from them that we can apply to training and everyday life. Here are life … [Read more...] about Life lessons from bodybuilders
When Andrew McGrath saw photos of himself from his Christmas holiday in 2017, he thought he looked enormous and decided to take immediate action. His main goal was to get into better shape, but the Australian business owner noticed something else after embarking on a weight-loss diet and shedding a whopping 15kg: he felt happier. "I've always been a happy and upbeat person, but since losing weight, my outlook on life and the way I feel about myself is even more positive," says the 52-year-old, who moved to Hong Kong in 2002. "I believe that diet has a strong correlation to our mood. Heavy meals made me feel sluggish, but after switching to an eating plan that featured more protein and vegetables and fewer carbohydrates, I slept better, had more energy and could concentrate better. "Losing weight also helped with my heartburn and snoring and minimised my acne breakouts. All this definitely contributed to a more positive frame of mind. Having others notice my weight loss and commend me … [Read more...] about How one man ate his way to happiness and health
The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget
Every time you reply, "Chinchai" (that ubiquitous Hokkien phrase for “anything will do”) whenever someone asks you what you want for lunch or dinner, you’re saying yes to weight gain, said Joan Liew, a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach, who recently launched the book The Skinny Sumo Wrestler. “That’s because you’re not putting any thought into the food that you feed yourself with,” said Liew.The lack of time and options is no excuse either. Although “schedules and lifestyles differ for people from different professions”, the one common thing we all have control over is what we eat, she said.“Putting a bit more effort into planning your meals – when to eat, where you will be, what the food stalls or restaurants in the area are, and what kind of food is sold – can help you avoid being stuck in a situation where you have no choice but to eat what’s available,” she said.Another … [Read more...] about Eat carbs and still lose weight, says professional bodybuilder in new book