Thursday, May 12, 2011

Operation : Lipo?

when i read that the skinny Kate Middleton had to do some form of dieting for her wedding i was surprised..... if she needs to lose weight where does that lead me then?

no.... no... i'm not doing the lipo thing.... first, because it costs money and second, man, did you see videos of those undergoing liposuction, they look like animals being slaughtered!  and there are just so many risks.... i know, i know, there's vicky belo.... all actors and actresses do it and they're all still alive but what can i say, i'm a wimp, lol and i'm poor, LOL

so anyway, enough intro.... i just really want to talk  about dieting....

i've been on a diet ever since i was rumored to be pregnant in our neighborhood because i got fat ...i've become so sensitive about my weight since then...... i was able to maintain a skinnier version of me until i left the Philippines and moved to the U.S...... i've been trying to go back to my pre-US weight most specially now that i'm getting married...... every bride-to-be's first mission is to lose weight before the big day...

here are just some tips and trivia that helped me to keep on track..... i still have to lose a lot of weight, mind you, but with patience, hopefully i'll go back to my ideal weight...

so without further adieu....

i just have 3 major tips dieting wise. and i'll leave the exercises and other activities to lose weight up to you.....

ok, game?

1. eat only the good carbs

dieting starts with food habits and carbs has always been viewed as the bad "crowd".... i don't want to give you all those intimidating terminologies so i'll try to simply stuff...

there are two kinds of carbs--- complex and simple..... complex are the whole wheat, fruits, veggies, grains (basically, those grains that can be sprouted)..... refined carbs (aka simple sugars) are usually white in color and examples are rice, flour, and all desserts and yes, that doritos on your hand.... to make the long story short, complex carbs are your best friend..... this is a challenge for me because i love sweets....

below is the comparison table....

Complex Carbs vs Simple Carbs


  • longer sugar chains (3 sugar molecules),
  • takes longer to break down as glucose,
  • digestive enzymes have to work harder & needs energy to break chain,
  • food in its natural form (fruit, nuts, whole grain, veggies),
  • unprocessed or whole grain,
  • if grain can be sprouted its its complex carb,
  • more filling,
  • slow and steady digestion process provides steady supply of energy,

The slow and steady digestion process of a complex carbohydrate ensures that there is a steady supply of energy to meet your needs.


  • just one, glucose
  • broken down very easily and are rapidly absorbed through the intestine,
  • need very little digestion effort, broken down easily and absorbed easily by intestine,
  • usually in powder and white (rice, flour),
  • can't be sprouted it's refined,
  • you tend to be hungry immediately
  • easy digestion leads to increase in insulin

The sudden influx of sugar molecules into the blood stream requires that your body over-release insulin into the blood stream to control the blood sugar levels.

fast digestion = glucose rush...glucose rush = over-release of insulin...glucose rush = excess available energy... excess glucose = fat
please keep in mind  that (a) the intestine can only digest simple sugars..... and that (b) insulin is a very potent fat storage hormone......

2. don't eat late at night
our insulin levels are very sensitive at night and it will be much easier to store extra fat if you consume sugars later in the day..... remember what i just posted above? (b) insulin is a very potent fat storage hormone .....i guess that's why after 6 (pm) works like a charm....oh, and plus you get flatter abs when you wake up and you didnt eat late at night......

3. drink plenty of water
 6-8oz of water, 8 times a day..... the colder the better....because our body takes extra energy to warm the water we drink....drinking water helps keep us from overeating, so try to drink 1 glass of water before any meal....


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