Archive | June 2016

3 easy weight loss hacks to keep you slim and healthy

How many times have you seen your Facebook news-feed cluttered with social networking trends? How many times did you wish that the trend be over?

How many times did you find yourself so relieved that the trend is over only to find out that a new trend has started?

How many times did you lose some weight and then gain it back and more?

The problem with following fads is that you lose the interest once the fad fizzles. It happens in fashion. It happens in music.

It happens in weight loss journeys.

If this is happening to you, know that you are not an exemption. Other people are struggling to keep that weight off just like you. It happened to me too.

But I got out of my obesity. And for two years now, the weight has not come back!

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  • Without struggling.
  • Without depriving myself of food that I like.
  • Without spending excessive money on weight loss diet gimmickry.

Here are 3 easy weight loss hacks you can use to remove those unwanted weight fast.

1.  Visualize the results. Start with visualizing how you would like yourself to look. Post a photo in front of your workstation or on your refrigerator at home of someone with the figure you like to emulate. Yes. It helps when you actually have someone to inspire you – a workout coach,  a celebrity, or the photo of your once slim and sexy self – anyone that can inspire you to keep your unwanted weight off.

Make a daily habit out of looking at the photo. Soon, you will be pleasantly surprised that you have become more inspired to be the person you want to be.

2.  Time doesn’t stop and so should you. Yesterday is gone. Today is a new day. Remind yourself that time doesn’t stop. Either you continue to grow bigger or you continue shedding off the excess weight. Your choice.

Understand that you face different kinds of challenges as you go on with your journey. Your favorite food in front of you. Ice cream. Chocolates. Bacon. Hot milk. Cheese. Your favorite Bondi & Bourke Beef Burger.

At times you will feel lazy. You don’t want to exercise. You don’t want to walk and run. You don’t want to get out of the bed.

That’s okay. Tomorrow is a new day. Start again. Do not stop. After all, time doesn’t stop and so should you.

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A photo of a Bondi & Bourke Beef Burger I had today from the Australian restaurant in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila Philippines. 

 

3.  Eat 6x a day. Binge-eating is no fun. You eat less hoping to curb your calorie intake, only to eat more calories than what you should be taking for the entire day. Binge-eating can make you grow bigger, even! Oh. No fun. I was a victim of that too, but I found a way to get away of binge-eating.

How did I get out of the cycle? By spreading my meals all throughout the day!

Spread your calorie intake throughout the day. Make your digestive system spend more calories and work your body for you by spreading your food throughout the entire day.  Have breakfast, morning snacks, lunch, mid-day snack, dinner, and evening snack. By spreading your meals all throughout the day, you won’t feel too hungry, and you prevent binge eating.

 

Do you want to lose the stubborn fat? Do you want to finally wear the clothes you like? Do you want to still be able to eat your favorite food (at times) without worrying about gaining the fat?

Do you want to know how Asians keep their bodies slimmer?

Visit me here in The Asian Diet Secret official website.

 

Ciao!

Anna

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How fat makes you lose weight fast

You heard it. Time and time again you hear weight loss preachers tell you to remove fat from your diet. Fat makes you fat, so they say.

Time to bust the myth!

From being obese class 1 at 180 lbs packed in my 5 ft and 3in frame, I successfully trimmed down to 127 lbs. I lost all the 52 lbs of unhealthy fat in 11 months!

The 38.5 in waistline is gone. The 43 in abdomen is gone. From size 3xl I can now wear size small clothes again. Sweet!

Fat in fact makes you lose weight. And I am a result of that myth getting busted. Let me share to you 3 reasons why fat makes you lose weight. And yes, fat makes you lose weight the healthy way.

1 – Fat makes you want to eat less

The biggest chunk of nutrients that from the food we eat come from the macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Of these macronutrients, fat contains the highest amount of energy. Fat contains 9 calories of energy per gram while carbohydrates and proteins only contain 4 calories.

This high-energy fat takes the longest time to digest compared to the other macronutrients. It stays longer in your body making you feel full longer.

 

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Healthy fat leaves you feeling satiated and full. When this happens, your brain tells your appetite hormones to back off.

When I started putting 10 g of unsalted Anchor Butter on my cup of morning coffee, the portions of my breakfast have cut down.  My cravings for eating snacks in between meals have stopped too. Effortlessly.

2 – Fat gives you more energy to burn more calories

Did you know that the subcutaneous fat, the fat stored around your belly, butt, and thighs, needs dietary fat to be burned efficiently?  The dietary fat do this by activating the PPAR-alpha and the path-burning mechanisms through the liver. When you eat the right type and amount of fat, you are in fact helping your body shape your waistline!

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Image Source: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20477647,00.html

Dietary fat is a wonder. It gives you more energy to move your body and burn more calories. In fact, it makes your body burn fat faster than the other macro-nutrients can do. With more energy to burn while feeling full longer, you can go on with your day much longer without to fight off unnecessary urge to keep on eating.

3 – Eating fat makes you happy

Our brains are wired to detect the taste and feel of dietary fat. So when we are eating low-fat food, it does not give us the same satiety as when we eat fat. But when we eat the right amount of fat, our brain activates the serotonin hormones boosting our happy mood.

Food which satiates us triggers happy hormones. Even better, when we are in our best mood, we don’t feel the urge to eat. And binge-eating is prevented.

 

If you want to know more what type of fat you should eat to keep the flab away from your belly, visit me here: The Asian Diet Secret.

The Asian Diet Secret is the 67 page e-book I wrote to chronicle what I did to transform myself from one who suffered the brunt of obesity to one who is now living in a healthy life in my healthier 127-lbs self.

  • No starving
  • No pills
  • No supplements
  • No excessive sweaty exercise
  • No fat-burners
  • YES! You can still eat the food you love!

The Asian Diet Secret could be the best gift you could give yourself for your healthy weight loss journey.

My publisher agreed to give you a risk-free 60 day guarantee. Try it and see for yourself.

Ciao!

How this diet secret can boost your confidence

I always like singing. Growing up, I used to lock myself in my room and just jam to the songs of Bee Gees, The Platters, and Sue Thomson. I sang to the top of my lungs. I didn’t care. Those songs were music to my ears.

But I stopped singing when one day, when I was 10 or 11, while singing a Bee Gees song, my father yelled “Hey Anna! Are you reciting a poem or what?”

Wow! I bet my dad was being playful. But that did not turn out right. It literally took the confidence out of me. I stopped singing. I thought, “Oh well. I obviously can’t carry a tune. If my dad thinks I can’t sing, I’d better stop singing.”

The truth is I didn’t stop singing. You bet, you can’t take away singing from someone who loves it. But I never dared sing alone in public. I kept my singing in my room or in the bathroom.

I joined the choir only because it helped me with my academics in high school. But I always had this lingering thought that I cannot carry a tune. So when I’m with the choir, I try to lower my voice so that mine would just blend and wouldn’t even matter.

I also wouldn’t sing in karaoke sessions. It is kind of a letdown because, karaoke hours are a regular past time here in the Philippines. I can sing a line or two, but heck, I would not dare sing a complete song. If I would, I would have nightmares of it. I just didn’t have the confidence.

My confidence level diminished further when I started to grow bigger and bigger. I thought I wouldn’t stop ballooning.

I became sickly. My woman cycle lost its rhythm. I had regular bouts of nightly heartburn and daily allergic rhinitis attacks. I felt physically drained.

The bullies got through me. And the ugly names they gave me during those years of being obese stuck in my head. I couldn’t shake those names off. I thought I was truly the person those bullies called me. And despite me telling I am okay and that I am more than the shell of the body which encased who I truly was, I felt downright rejected. And I felt horrible! Ouch! It hurts.

This weekend, I found myself at the end of the spectrum. I looked at myself in the mirror and I saw a glimpse of confidence I did not see before.

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This is me now, hanging out with my little sis, one fine Saturday night

Hey. I can no longer see the 180 lbs obese woman those bullies called a sea cow. I can no longer see that obese woman the bullies called pig. I can no longer see that obese woman those bullies called whale.

I am now looking at a happy and confident woman who successfully went from 180 lbs to 127 lbs within months. I am now looking at a healthy me without my obesity related sickness. And this I did by simply tapping on the Asian diet secret that was just right there in front of me all along!

This weekend, I did not just sing. I even recorded the songs on video. Talk about confidence level. Lol.

“Did I do this really, or what?”

It was a fun weekend. I enjoyed driving around the metro with our youngest sibling. And I enjoyed singing with her. I didn’t care if I could not carry a tune. All I cared about is I am happy singing and I’m happy singing because I love singing. After all, I am not competing against Taylor Swift, right?

This Asian diet secret which I conveniently ignored, turned out to be the greatest gift I embraced for myself. Without starving myself. Without taking diet pills. Without taking diet drinks. Without subjecting myself to diet gimmickry.

I shed off more than 52 lbs from my body. My friends could not even recognize me from the old me. And they too are happy about my transformation that they made me their own healthy weight loss inspiration.

I got inspired by their inquiries and their desire to live a healthy life too. They inspired me to write an e-book about how I got rid of my unnecessary obesity.

The Asian Diet Secret which unlocks for you Asia’s ancient secret to a healthy and slim body is already out. Here I outlined exactly what I did to successfully get my healthy life back – the exact 4-step blueprint that I used to lose 52 pounds of weight in 11 months.

  • No starving
  • No pills
  • No supplements
  • No excessive sweaty exercise
  • No fat-burners
  • YES! You can still eat the food you love!

By the way, my publisher agreed to make the healthy weight loss journey a no-brainer for you. You can test drive the Asian Diet Secret system for 60 days, risk-free. You have absolutely nothing to lose – except of course those unnecessary bulges.

Are you ready to get rid of those bulges? Try the  The Asian Diet Secret.

Looking forward to hear your healthy weight loss story soon.

Ciao!