Thursday, April 23, 2009

Watch Your Waistline, Do Watch Your Drink Intake

If you are trying to lose weight or simply maintain your weight, don't just watch your diet, but also your drink intake.

For example, soft drinks are extremely high in kilojoules. Even for diet soft drinks, they still ocntain high level of sweetener. And since drinks do not make us feel full, we could end up drinking a lot, and hence high kilojoules.

There is no exception for fruit juices either. 1 glass of apple fruit juice made of 4 apples has the same kilojoules as same sized glass of cola.

So if you feel thirsty, just go for plain water. Free of kilojoules and it is cheap!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Starving Yourself To Prevent Jet Lag

If you often find yourself have jet lag after long-haul flights, thank God there is something you can do now to prevent jet lag.

The trick is to starve yourself before your long haul flight. As easy as that! This is due to body's natural circadian clock in our brain dictates when to wake up, eat, and sleep. These are all in response to light.

But a study by Harvard Medical School has shown that mammals have a second body clock. This second body clock takes over from primary circadian clock when they starve. A period of 16 hours of starving is enough to engage in this second body clock. So, do not eat any plane food, and only eat once u land. This could help you avoid the jet lag. Although this study has not been proven to work in human, this worth a try.


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