Obesity statistics ring alarm bells in Malaysia, a new figures show show that almost 18 percent of the country, or more than five million people, can be classed as obese. A further 30 percent are overweight, according to Malaysia health minister.
At Penang Foodie, our job is to eat (a lot), and share it to you guys, as stated in our mission statement. Well, we do care about our physical appearance as well as our health, just like you. Thus, we did some research and curated 12 tips to eat like a boss and stay healthy and fit.
Tip No 1: Don’t skip breakfast.
This is probably the easiest one among all. Skipping breakfast could leads to your hunger increases, metabolism drops and gain weights. Weight gain is ultimately the body’s result of skipped breakfast meals. Because skipping breakfast slows your metabolism and increases your hunger, this can add up to extra calories over time. – Lives Strong
Tips No 2: Eat lots of veggie and fruits
Fruit and vegetables contain fibre. This can help to control cholesterol levels and keep blood sugar levels steady. Eating fruit and vegetables can help to replace other foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar, which further helps to reduce our risk of these diet-related diseases. – Patient Info
Tip No 3: Try Meatless once a week
Several large studies in Europe and the United States have demonstrated that people on plant-based, vegetarian diets tend to have a significantly lower body weight and body mass index (BMI). Okay, one day only la! If you don’t like the idea of a whole day without meat, consider starting with a couple of meatless dinners each week. – Meatless Monday
Tip No 4: Exercise with your partner
Consistent small actions soon add up to big changes. The keyword here is consistency, set yourself a goal and strive for it. For this reason, why not choose to jogging or cycle whenever you can? You will burn more calories as you go about your day without the need for further diet restrictions. – Life Hack
Enjoying a workout with your better half or your friends can be a great opportunity for some quality time together, even if you have different fitness levels.
Tip No 5: Sign up gym class
We go to gym as well, if you wanna know. *finger-crossed Gym workouts are one of the best ways to turn healthy and fit, and increase your energy levels. A good workout fights obesity and heart problems by improving blood circulation to your heart. – Zipheal
Tip No 6: Drink more water
Water is the best choice as it hydrates you without adding any extra calories to your daily intake. Consider drink some water before eating as it will boost about 24-30% in metabolism for 1-1.5 hours after intake, according to research. – Authority Nutrition
Tip No 7: Police your portion
It pays to become aware of how much you are eating, exercise portion control and slowly scale it down. Even small reductions of 10-20% are often enough to tip the balance and trigger weight loss. Think about cutting your serving of meat in half. That’s because it’s best to try and fill half your plate with veggies or a mixture of veggies and fresh fruit, as mentioned above. Try measuring your portions more carefully and don’t underestimate the power of using smaller bowls! – Life Hack
Tip No 8: Cook it yourself, sometimes
I do agree, after some hectic days, it might seems to be easier to dine out. But, you lost your controls completely, portion and ingredients. You can enjoy home cooking health benefits all the time, you take control! – Health Fitness Resolution
Tip No 9: Be choosy about nighttime snacks
Mindless eating occurs most frequently after dinner, when you finally sit down and relax. Snacking in front of the laptop or TV is one of the easiest ways to throw your diet off course. So, let’s be more picky about our nighttime snacks, substitute it with raw almonds, fruit and whole-grain cereals handy. – Glamour
Tip No 10: Be smart
If you had a big or heavy lunch, you should go for a light dinner, sometimes just yogurt and fruit.
Tip No 11: Lower Sugar Consumption
Boss, teh tarik kurang manis”, let’s practice this whenever we go to mamak stall or kopitiam. Too much sugar, especially between meals can increase risk of tooth decay and will add extra calories so limit your added sugar intake. – Nutrition UK
Tip No 12: Make coffee & tea your best friends
Coffee – caffeine is one of the very few natural substances that have actually been proven to aid fat burning. Several studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%. – Authority Nutrition
Tea – There is some evidence that long-term consumption of green tea catechins is beneficial for burning fat and may work with other chemicals to increase levels of fat oxidation and thermogenesis. – Mercola
Penang Foodie presents 12 tips to eat like a boss and stay healthy and fit. We’d be writing more fitness/health articles like this. We hope you enjoy reading it.