Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Minimalistic yet intricate, healthy yet yummy. What more could one ask for? NEO-living should be the new way of life, whether you're a fashionistic figure-watcher or the regular food lover. Neo-cuisine is the new era, at the advent of organics, macrobiotics, free-range and when 'green' is no longer just a color but a mindset. That's pretty NEO-rotic don't you think...?

Think about a better lifestyle, a better physique, far better health and a greater life. Well, start cutting out bad fats, make sensible food choices and kicking unhealthy eating habits. Afterall, you ARE what you eat. And life is short, so what are you waiting for?

Start now. Start by changing when you eat and how much you eat; start eating SMALLER MEALS, more often everyday. Satiate your hunger with high protein, high fibre and low carb food that'll fuel your body. Many don't realize that most times our energy levels are directly affected by the KINDS of food we feed our body. Highly processed food like wheat and sugar can cause your blood sugar to plunge, leading to sudden lethargy. So start making sensible food choices; choose wholegrain or multigrain bread over white bread; choose fresh fruit juice over canned drinks; choose sashimi over tempura. Combine with lots of greens like steamed broccoli, raw baby spinach and other mixed greens with fruits.

Indulge, you may of however, in MODERATION. Opt for one 'junk' day in a week when you allow yourself to eat what you want. But only after 2 weeks of 'eating right'. As the saying goes, too much of a good thing is not good either....

There's also much debate about the relationship between cancer and how food is cooked. Think twice before ordering anything WELL DONE as over-cooked meats are carcinogenic. So start indulging in raw or seared meats instead.

You CAN be a better you... if you put your mind to it. It takes self-control, lots of discipline and will power with realistic short-term diet goals, by throwing a consistent exercise regime into the mix for faster, more dramatic results. As beautifully put by Astrid Alauda, "Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one".

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