Awareness When Eating

Most times, we eat when we are bored, happy, sad, stressed, or maybe just because it is 6 pm and you used to be eating dinner around that time. Honestly, how many times we eat because we are really feel hungry?

When sitting at a restaurant (or at your home), they serve you a plate of food, then you start to eat. By the time you’ve realized, you finished the plate. It was an okay meal….

But did you know (before finishing the meal) what have they put in the plate for you? How big that piece of the chicken, how much oil, what oil, what vegetables, how did it cook? I mean did you ever pay attention to what you put in your mouth? After all, what you put in your mouth becomes YOU!!! Don’t you wanna know?

I often remind my clients to be aware of what you eat before you eat it. You don’t need to count all the calories religiously but I recommend that you know the size, the weights, etc. Honestly, it is good to know in the beginning and get used to the portion you should be eating. Otherwise, you will be eating until you are really full and that’s often way too much.

My Sunday Breakfast – 430 Calories

For example, this was my breakfast on Sunday. This plate is about 430 calories; 17g crabs, 20g fat, 37g protein. A bit too much on the protein side on one serving I would say but that’s okay because I will go ahead and reduce the protein on my next meal. See! If you learn to manage your meal, everything will be in control.

Normally on weekdays, I would eat more carbs in the morning because I train in the morning. Then I would take more protein in my meal after workout, for example. And that’s the kind of thinking I always teach to my clients; to be flexible, to be able to have confidence in choosing rights things and right amounts for your body.

I tell you one thing that when you go eat outside, nobody will tell you exactly how much oil they put. Have you ever noticed your food is so oily? Guys, if it looks oily, it is probably full of oil. You see my breakfast in the picture above? I used butter 3g and it hardly showed any oil on my eggs. Now imagine your latest breakfast at your latest restaurant…….. Weren’t they super oily? Now can you guess how many calories of fat you must have been eating there? No wonder that tummy and love-handles are so difficult to rid of.

So, if you are looking to treat yourself better with a better knowledge and understanding about food, let me know. Juice Queen is here to help! Send us email [email protected] and I will personally guide you to your journey!

Losing weight with health lifestyle

When we refer to weight losing approaches, firstly people think about dieting. Commonsense will tell you that if you eat less, automatically you will lose weight. Well, that’s not entirely false.

In order for you body to start losing weight, there are so many factors contributing into the process; to name a few, type of food you eat, daily activities you do, sleep pattern and quality, stress level, your body type, mental balance, etc. So if you only focus on one factor, that might not be the best or effective way to go.

For example, if you just want to starve yourself (because you believe that without food your body will lose weight), you will stress yourself out, increasing stress hormone in which in turn will burn less calories out of your body. Furthermore, you will lose your sleep, you will have no energy to do anything which also makes your body weak and burn less calories. And maybe, at the end of the week, you will lose 1-2 kg from not eating and stressing yourself out. But how long can you endure this path of not eating? Most importantly, is that even good to treat your body that way? I guess not…

I always say to all my clients that it took you so many years to gain these unwanted weights, why do you expect it to go away so easily? The accumulation of kilos after kilos coming from bad lifestyle including (but not limit to) bad eating, no exercise, bad sleep, high stress, and all of the bad things you could possibly do to yourself. I mean, come on, be realistic here…

Encouraging people to change and able to sustain a healthy lifestyle is my strongest suggestion. When you live your life in a loving way (to yourself and people around you), you want to choose good things to your body; eat good, sleep good, exercise moderately, and just enjoy life. Those are much more effective than any other dieting you could have.

What to look for if you want to get started with living a healthy lifestyle?

  1. Love yourself a lot, accept yourself and allow yourself to just be. Don’t judge yourself. Negative emotions store in the body parts such as stomach area, tights, and buttock
  2. Find a physical activity that you like. If you have to do something you don’t like, it will not sustain and that can’t be part of a healthy life style. I love to schedule myself to a dance class, Pilates, natural walks, bicycling, martial arts classes, etc. Those are great way to enjoy your body and learn some new skills!
  3. Get plenty of sleep and water. Have a ritual for sleep so you can get a good quality of sleep. Don’t sleep late because you tend to eat at night and that’s the extra weight there. Drink at least 3L of water daily. We are made partly (major part!) of water so replenishing is the key!
  4. Give yourself 10-20 minutes a day to meditate or sit in a quite place to get in touch with your inner self.
  5. Eat natural food, mainly vegetables, eat meat with caution and in moderate amount, no fried food please. Natural food is very easy to distinguish. If it comes from nature, it goes bad within a short period of time. If it can stay in a shelf, it is probably not gonna get processed in your body.

Zucchini as your favorite spaghetti choice!

If you are one of those people who would like to cut carbs in your diet, listen well!

Zucchini has become my staple whenever I decided to reduce my carbs (rice, spaghetti, bread, etc.) Why is it good?

  1. Easy to find and affordable
  2. High in antioxidants
  3. Rich in water so it contributes to healthy digestion
  4. This fruit (yes it is fruit!) has low calorie density so it makes you feel fuller longer
  5. Super easy to add to any food recipes!

One cup of cooked zucchini provides :
Calories: 17
Protein: 1 g
Fat: Less than 1 g
Carbs: 3 g
Fibre: 1 g

Having that said, lets see how can we add zucchini to a dish.
– Add raw to salad
– Stir-fried or Saute
– Bake
– Spiralized it and make it zucchini noodle like at Juice Queen!

Juice Queen provides healthy food with a dish of law carbs uisng zucchini noodles and other types of vegetables, Find out more about us


Meal Planning with Juice Queen

Image of healthy food as served at Juice Queen Cafe Koh Samui

Because we understand how important it is to eat well, especially if you have a strict fitness goals (or just want to live healthy).

At Juice Queen, we also provide a meal planning service including free daily delivery (in servicing area.) Our service is popular among Samui-resident fitness enthusiasts as well as short-term visitors who want to make sure their calories are cooked right.

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