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Food delivery services are commonplace these days, but we’re always happy to have more options. The newest kid on the block, The Kitchen Trainer (www.thekitchentrainer.com.sg), prepares food that’s tailored to your needs, whether you want to tone up or lose weight.
Each meal comes with handy nutrition information, so you know how many calories and how much protein, carbs and fat you’re imbibing. For breakfast, we like the Red Velvet Oatmeal Protein Pancake served with raspberries (271kcal), while the moreish Chicken Quinoa Greek Salad (482kcal) is our top choice for lunch (the low-GI quinoa keeps our energy levels humming for the rest of the day).
Prices start from $8 per meal via Deliveroo (www.deliveroo.com.sg). Meal packs are available as well. Delivery charges apply.
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Not all fats are bad. In fact, eating the right type (like omega-3 fatty acids from oily ﬁsh) may help you lose weight and even get smarter. Learn about the good and bad fats by thumbing through Food For The Brain ($9.90, major bookstores).
In this new book, co-author Prof Takuji Shirasawa, a Japanese scientist who specialises in anti-ageing, shares his latest ﬁndings. You’ll be inspired to include more healthy fats in your diet, as the book features 40 easy recipes for wholesome dishes, like quinoa porridge as well as tuna and avocado quesadilla.
From now to September, receive a free 200ml can of Ayam Brand Coconut Milk with every purchase of a copy.
Why You Should Front-load Your Calories
Though most diets focus on ways to eat less, consuming more food in the morning can help you lose weight, says Dawn Blatner, a registered dietitian in the US.
In fact, a recent study found that kids who ate two breakfasts (one at home and one at school) didn’t gain more weight than those who ate just one, and were less likely to be overweight than those who skipped the meal entirely.
Most adults don’t need two full breakfasts, but if you exercise in the morning or eat late lunches, a hearty mid-morning snack with produce and protein – oranges and a latte, smoked salmon on cucumbers, or a banana with walnuts – is a good idea, Dawn says.
"88 The number of calories you can save if you consume a meal in 22 minutes instead of nine minutes. Eating slowly helps your brain register pleasure and the beginning of satiety."_SOURCE TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY