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Written by crizlai on Jan 23rd, 2009 | Filed under: awareness, diet, exercise, food, health, life, living, rant









What would you do when are on a diet and you have a forth coming festive season where you would be having a lot of dinners and parties? Would you just sit down there and watch all the delicious food being passed around the table or would you jump in the fun and worry about getting fatter by the end of the celebration? I’m sure you would not miss your Mum’s favorite cooking such as the Lamb Shank nor would you want to miss out her Double Chocolate Cheese Moist Cake.

This is the common question posed by most people on strict diet. To me, it all lies in the controlling power of a person. There’s never a right or a wrong answer to whether a person can consume this dish or that dish. It should be a well balanced and complete diet. A meatless and sugarless diet may not be the ideal choice as it would drain your body of the energy to perform well in your daily activities.

You could still go for your Mum’s home cook food but then you might want to consider reducing the intake of some of the other fatty dishes or sugar rich beverages such as BBQ bacon or Iced Honey Cappuccino. After all, how many times a year would you get to enjoy your Mum’s home cook food when you are already having a family of your own elsewhere?

It’s all within your will power to be self disciplined. If you are having 15 minutes of exercises daily, then go for an extra 10-15 minutes for the next few days. That would help to reduce the weight you have gained. Just make sure that you do not skip the fat burning and diet pill you are on during your eating spree.

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Written by crizlai on Jan 21st, 2009 | Filed under: awareness, diet, exercise, health, life, living, tips









BMI or Body Mass Index as many had known is basically a term used by many physicians and researchers in measuring obesity. It uses a mathematical formula that takes into account both a person’s height and weight. The formula is rather simple as BMI equals a person’s weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. (BMI=kg/m2).

Obesity is a serious health hazard, having the risks of a number of grave medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, sleep apnea and asthma. An obese person would normally have one or more of hidden dangers such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, inability to control blood sugar and many more. These dangers may lead to a person’s sudden death without much symptoms or signs.

Moreover, the extra weight of an obese person would exert additional pressures on both their knee, hip and lower back joints and thus slowly wear away their protective cartilage resulting in osteoarthritis. They would have a higher risk in developing gout. Snoring heavily and irregular breathing during sleep are part of sleep apnea, which would cause an obese person to be in fatigue and sleepy most of the time. As a result, many heart related diseases would occur.

Just refer to the chart shown below your height. Use a ruler to draw a horizontal line for your weight and a vertical line for your height. Check out which category you fall into. Are you in the underweight, normal, overweight or obese section? Anyone from the overweight and obese section should seriously consider looking into their health issues. You should get some weight off that body of yours by modes of eating healthy, do more exercises or get some diet pills. Please do it not only for yourself but for the concerns of your loved ones.









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Written by crizlai on Jan 12th, 2009 | Filed under: diet, dine, food, lifestyle, living









It has been ages that I have this problem of not being able to stop my craving for certain types of food. Whenever I was at this specific area, I would drop by to eat until my tummy bloated up. Penang’s Pulau Tikus Market Hawker area is the place I was mentioning about. Who could resist the aroma from all those yummy hawker dishes floating in the air? Even without the aroma from the satay, fried koay teow, hokkien mee or curry mee, the colorful display of food on bamboo skewers spread on some tables with a boiling pot of water in the middle, would be enough to tempt just anyone.

It has been quite some time since I last had fried koay teow with duck egg. A plate of that might be great to fill up a part in my tummy. Maybe I would get some satay too. Hmm… some sticks of chicken and mutton meat would be great with the spicy pounded peanut sauce. Did I just smell BBQ seafood on banana leaf? I should get some BBQ stingray with a lot of spices on them. Gosh! Is that soaked cuttlefish with water crest? I have not had that for a long time too. I think a small plate will serve me well.

What was that colorful food in small containers that I have seen so many people carrying by me? Is there a new stall further down this stretch of food stalls? I think I ought to explore. Wow! There’s a new sushi corner. I could never get enough of sushi rolls as well. They have always been my favorite food. There are over 100 combinations ranging from unagi, egg, tuna, salmon, prawn, baby octopus, seaweed, soft shell crab, crabstick, fish roes, prawn roes, escargot, etc. They even have California rolls and some fruity yogurt sushi. Most cost barely RM1 ($0.30). I would have some takeaways for supper tonight.

Many of my friends were curious about the amount of my food intake and yet I could still maintain my slim body figure. Well, when you have the best weight loss pills around, you do not have to worry about cutting down some extra weights within the shortest time.

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Written by crizlai on Dec 29th, 2008 | Filed under: family, health, insurance, life, living, rant









Who would be the most important members in your life other than your own family? The answer is none. Most of the loves you had received and given were within your own family members. If there were any unforeseen misfortune, what would become of your family members if you were the sole bread earner? You won’t want to see them suffer for the rest of their lives without any compensation right?

It has become quite a norm for many people to steer away when someone approached them for some insurance coverage. I would understand if the person is fully insured and does not require more policies. What about a big majority of those who had just came into the working world? Did they know that the earlier age they get themselves some insurance policies, the lesser the premium is?

Here is a case scenario of a person who kept postponing his buying of a life insurance even after he got married. After a year or so, he finally had a child. Although his business had blossomed, he still refused to be committed, thinking that whatever he had earned through his working life would be sufficient for the welfare of his unemployed wife and child. Eventually, the economy crisis struck unexpectedly and business was not doing so well. He was struggling to maintain his monthly family expenses. Before the child even reached the age of 4 years old, he was struck with a terminal illness and eventually passed away. There were nothing much left to help his family pull through with life, except a skeleton company and a mortgage house. What a pity case!

What I do not understand here is why most people prefer to look at short term profits rather than looking at long term financial planning which could benefit everybody within the family. There are so many types of term life insurance rates that would be available to suit everybody’s budget. Moreover, you can upgrade your policies anytime to a higher coverage when you have met your financial stability. Would you not think about the benefits your loved ones would gain by you making the wise move to be insured right now?

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Written by crizlai on Dec 7th, 2008 | Filed under: life, living, rant









Staying in an environmental friendly housing estate with a small park just a stone’s throw away can be real nice and convenient. At least you would not have to travel so far away for your regular morning exercise. Neither will you have to go through the hassle of dressing up to take your children out as there would be a children playground easily accessible right at your doorsteps.

In this nice and beautiful atmosphere, you could hear the sounds of birds chirping early each morning. What a great place to be in away from the hustle and bustle of the city life without any sound pollution. Even during the night, only the cricking sounds of the insects could be heard. Isn’t that wonderful?

This could be the ideal place for many but I had a bad experience in getting a good night of sleep some time back. It’s not because of the peace and silence of the night but the squeaking sounds coming from some of the noisy playground equipments. Luckily, I managed to get the property management guy to rectify the problem. It seemed some of the equipment bearings were rusty and required some lubricants. Phew! Now I can sleep well without any more annoying disturbances.

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