calcium mad-rush before i hit 30

August 17, 2008

My fall in China made me realized how bad my bone density condition is. I have extremely brittle bones, quoted by the doctor, my x-ray report is much like an 80 year-old lady’s report. I was not too pleased about it, in fact, I was pretty upset over my condition.

I have only five years to build my calcium level. It seems to be a mad-rush to me, because I begin popping calcium pills, drinking soya bean milk and eating a lot of tofu. I may be over reacting, but I am really worried about my condition. I am already 25, and technically, my calcium absorption rate is deteriorating, or rather has deteriorated.

The doctor warned me not to fall or hit anything hard, because my calcium built-up is so little that it could bearly protect my soft bones.

My joints hurt very much in whichever position that I sit or stand. I have to do a few stretches that are recommended by my therapist, however, the lazy me, tend to forget doing that.

Just a word of love to all of you, if you are not lactose-intolerant (like me), drink as much milk as you can, especially in your 20s. Also, no alcohol, coffee and tea, as they contain properties that slow down or deplete your calcium intake.

One pill a day, one cup of soya bean milk a day, one serving of tofu a day = my daily calcium in-take

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three ways to eat and yet still be slim and healthy

August 8, 2008

Tired is my physical and mental state. Disappointment is my reflection on my time management skills. I have decided to put everything down, and post this long-due entry.

After three months in Shanghai, I have put on much weight, and the fats build-up is visible (yes it is sad). The food is fantastic, because much oil has been used to make it so good. Anyway, it is time to be focused on my get-into-shape plans. There are three good ones that I could consider. These tips are from a beauty magazine I bought in Shanghai – it is an irony, I know.

Get-into-shape Plan #1: Only eat rice, vegetables (steamed, boiled or raw) and fruits (except bananas). Do not put salt in your food, drink water/juices/oolong tea. Never drink coffee.

Why rice? It helps to reduce water retention. In addition, this rice-plan works well because you will not feel hungry as easily and rice contains fibre for good bowel movement.

Get-into-shape Plan #2: No food after 5pm, well, at most an apple. To be ensure that you can still get a good night sleep (without grumbling noises from the stomach), eat a little portion of rice with vegetables (non-oily).

I have tried this couple of times and I can see a visible flatter tummy. It is amazing, and I definitely felt good about it. However, for beginners, it is adviced that you carry out this plan on alternate nights so that you will not suffer from gastric or stomach discomfort.

Get-into-shape Plan #3: Only after every five hours, take small meals with lots of vegetables (non-oily). Do not take seafood and chemically-treated food products. This plan would also gives you a better complexion through detoxification.

This plan sounds simple, but it means you must resist from snacking in school or office. This is again a test of determination.

Girls and guys, stand up, breathe in, tuck in that tummy, if you cannot tuck it in (just like myself), let’s take on one of the get-into-shape plans.