Tuesday, July 29, 2008
been on a drinking spree lately courtesy of kiting's latest romantic status ( read: heartbreak city here we come!)..any ho, with din-din's margarita and vodka sprite as the usual suspect..it really makes being heart broken a little bit bearable. aegis' basang-basa sa ulan and luha sang in the loudest, angsty rendition should also be credited as part of the therapy.
These are the cast of characters:
kiting "kerbel" a.k.a. star of the night
yna "sabado nights" rrrraaymundo
dindin "just din din"
and the rest of the cast:
Friday, July 18, 2008
i got this article from my google reader, i just forgot exactly where..
10 Most Inexpensive yet Nutritious Food
One of the biggest complaints among those who are attempting to eat healthy is the price. In general, processed foods are cheaper but may end up costing us more in the long run. Since the fuel crunch is causing the prices of almost everything to rise, DivineCaroline has assembled a list of the 20 healthiest foods for under $1. Check out the top 10, inside...
You can't buy a whole watermelon for a buck, but a serving is only 20 cents or so and it has good amounts of Vitamin C, potassium and lycopene.
Is low in calories and price. It also a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber.
8. Garbanzo Beans
They are high in fiber as well as iron, folate and manganese.
They are high in potassium and contain about 3 grams of fiber in a single banana.
A good source of essential fatty acids, Vitamin E, and protein. Most nuts, except for pecans and macadamias, are low in cost
Eaten with the skin, potatoes contain a half day's worth of Vitamin C and have a decent amount of potassium.
This is a dark, leafy green and has a healthy amount of Vitamin C, carotenoids, and calcium.
Oats are high in fiber and carbohydrates. A dollar can buy you over a week's worth of oats which you can eat with fruit or bake into cookies.
What are some of your favorite inexpensive health foods?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I got my nutrition during the whole ordeal from a black soya milk drink.. i found this one in a korean grocery store near timog cor mo. ignatia.
It taste like vanilla more than soy and its really really yummy ( i finished 2 cartons in 5 minutes). I can live on a year on this and my tuna apple sandwich.
" 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Recent research suggests that soy may lower risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis and other bone health concerns, and emerging research also indicates that soy protein may reduce high blood pressure and some symptoms of menopause. Additionally, two studies presented at a symposium on soy and breast cancer at the American Dietetic Association's annual meeting in October 2002 point to the teenage years as an especially important time to consume soy in order to ward off breast cancer." - Wang Black Soy Drink, FDA approved health claim.
Well i'm not saying that this drink may be the holy grail of my health (and long life). But man! the taste! I think being breast cancer free may just become a bonus..
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
i had oranges for breakfast since i thought i would be needing vit C which was silly ( i know) because i am already sick but my decongested nose wanted citrus so i had 2 oranges. I would have bought a bag of lemon or mint tea had i not been too dizzy to get up and walk to the nearest Starbux.
Princess bought me lunch and although i had dimsum soup the previous day, when you are sick you can never have enough dimsum soup
and then i snacked on a banana. i was contemplating on what to have for dinner and i figured out that i did not have enough appetite for a full meal. Spending the whole day in bed was not ideal for me. My body is just not cut out for a day without physical activity. I needed to walk and I wanted something cold after walking. So i had Razon's halo-halo with double leche flan..very very sinful yet yum!! i guess i'll just try harder on my diet tom. But hey!! i'm sick!! i need my comfort food.
2. and i also found this article on yahoo about dieting..
Study shows value of food diary in losing weight
By Will Dunham Tue Jul 8, 3:25 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Keeping a food diary -- a detailed account of what you eat and drink and the calories it packs -- is a powerful tool in helping people lose weight, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
The findings buttressed earlier research that endorsed the value of food diaries in helping people lose weight. Companies including Weight Watchers International Inc use food diaries in their weight-loss programs.
"For those who are working on weight loss, just writing down everything you eat is a pretty powerful technique," Victor Stevens of Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research in Portland said in a telephone interview.
"It helps the participants see where the extra calories are coming from, and then develop more specific plans to deal with those situations," said Stevens, who helped lead the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The technique also helps hold dieters accountable for what they are eating, Stevens said.
The study involved people from four U.S. cities: Portland, Oregon; Baltimore, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Their average weight loss was about 13 pounds (6 kg). But those keeping food diaries six or seven days a week lost about 18 pounds (8 kg) compared to 9 pounds (4 kg) for those not regularly keeping a food diary.
The average age of people in the study was 55.
Blacks made up 44 percent of the people in the study. The researchers noted that blacks Americans have a higher risk than whites for conditions linked to obesity including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
"Keeping a food diary doesn't have to be a formal thing. Just the act of scribbling down what you eat on a Post-It note, sending yourself e-mails tallying each meal or sending yourself a text message will suffice," Dr. Keith Bachman, another Kaiser Permanente expert, said in a statement.
(Editing by Todd Eastham)
I found a Big Chill cart and ordered my usual mango, banana with yogurt drink. That is usually already a meal for me.
Then I need to take a cab to Salcedo. The cab driver does not have change for my 200 bucks and I only had to pay 50p so i hopped into a 7-11 grabbed a banana in the counter and handed the driver his exact fee. And he had the gull to dart me an evil look..hey! times are hard! prices are skyrocketing ..and i need to buckle up.. so no more cabbie tips from me!
Inevitably, I got hungry at around 5pm. By this time I was officially not feeling well ( good thing i was hanging out at Kiting's office and not out fighting the traffic). I was already nursing a cold since Sunday so when Kiting suggested we order soup from Chowking, i welcomed the thought. And there goes the 25% of 'unraw' food in my raw food diet. So far so good.
We got to QC around 8.30pm and Kiting wanted to have dinner. So we checked our friend Din-din's new Urban Cafe in Teacher's Village..Kiting opted for the heavy thai rice and Montano's Spanish Sardines and I had my Tuna Apple Sandwich. My sandwich was alright though I would prefer a much thicker slice of apple. I wanted the sweet crunchy taste of the apple to blend in with my cheese and tuna.
The tuna brought me enough comfort to battle a high fever when i hit the bed at around 10pm. I think I did pretty okay for my first day considering I got sick.. I will try harder today.
Monday, July 7, 2008
i do my raw food diet once in awhile. i am not turning vegan anytime soon and that is why 'once in awhile' are the operative words in the previous statement.
Anybody who gets curious on what it is.. raw food diet is just simply eating 75% of you daily intake raw. it proves to ward off degenerative diseases but that is not my main reason for doing it. it also proves to be effective in losing weight...
so again, you know the drill..banana is my friend..and so are a lot of greens, carrots and sushi and raw nuts. i'm doing it starting today for 5 days. so i will be posting to see how it goes.