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Recipe: easy hot oatmeal

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1/2 cup of oatmeal
1 cup of low fat milk
1 teaspoon of honey / maple syrup

combine milk and oatmeal in saucepan.
optional: add sliced banana.
stir & bring to boil.

Add any of the following fresh fruit:
rock melon

Add any of the following top up:
toasted almonds
crunched nuts: peanuts, pistachio.

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January 15, 2013 at 9:44 am

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Diet for indigestion / peptic ulcer / heartburn / gastric pain

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Things that I ate today and might contributed to my indigestion:
milk (possibly not low fat).
yoghurt (possibly high fat).
pomelo chunks in my yoghurt (pomelo is a member of citrus fruits!).
strawberries (3 pieces).
Spread of Nutella, ice cream that went with 4 slices of wholemeal bread. I had 2 slices in the morning, 2 slices for tea break.

My catering supplied these three dishes that possibly contributed to my indigestion:
deep fried meat ball.
salted vegetables (which I threw away).
I am going to stop my trial. Bye!

Breathless! Help. I MUST take care of my diet. Eat more healthily.

Though strawberries and blueberries are healthy choice, the amount of pesticides used may be worrying. I will try to eat less berries, but more fruits that require me to peel their skin.

low-fat lean meat, fish, skinless chicken.
low-fat milk / yoghurt.
steamed white rice, whole grain rice, brown rice.
baked / grilled meats are OK, but not fried food.

seeded whole grain breads.
fried food: fried meat / fish / sausages.
fried rice.
bread with nuts / dried fruits.
strawberry jams.
preserves with seeds.
spicy foods.
green peppers.
Brussels sprouts.
dishes with tomato sauces / tomato soup.
citrus fruits (orange, lemon, grapefruit / pomelo).
caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate).
alcohol e.g. beer, wine.
whole milk.
chocolate milk.
big meals.

Not to buy these items anymore:
whole milk.
yoghurt with apple and pomelo chunks. It is unwise to mix milk and pomelo.

Food for gastric problems.
Acid reflux.

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January 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

Good foods for gastric problems

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Brown / basmati / grain rice.
Dark green, leafy vegetables e.g. asparagus, spinach.
Steamed vegetables e.g. steamed broccoli.
Soy products: soy milk, tofu.
low-fat proteins e.g. lean meats, fish.

spicy foods.
caffeine (coffee, tea).
cocoa / chocolate.
orange juice.
tomato products.
raw broccoli.
high-fat proteins.

Some people may experience gas, bloating and stomach pain after consuming:

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December 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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I am in love with steaming my vegetables

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Steamed spinach is better than spinach soup because boiling causes loss of water-soluble vitamins like B / folate, thiamine.

To make my steamed vegetables taste better, I add olive oil after steaming. Simple and tastes heavenly.

Fun fruit juice combination:
1. Watermelon + strawberry
2. Mango + orange
3. Watermelon + carrot + orange
4. Banana + orange

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August 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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Foods that help you live longer

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dark chocolate (over 70%, anti-oxidant)
fruit, vegetables (dark green, yellow, The Okinawans): The Okinawans replaces rices with sweet potatoes.
green tea.
oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout).
olive oil.

How long human beings can live?
Jeanne Louise Calment (lived a grand total of 122 years and 164 days).

What’s next?
Ask people in Bama, Guangxi what they eat, simply because 1 of every 3,400 people is a centenarian there.


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March 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

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Wedding preparation

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The so-called traditional white gown is actually NEW THING started by Queen Victoria (19th century). After all, 1 had to be well-off to afford a dress that was only worn once, and easily dirtied.

Scrubbing : get rid of dead skin cells, boost circulation.

Use sunblock. SPF30 if you are indoors, SPF50 if you are outdoors.

Perhaps should consider make-up removal? Cleanser (even those with foam) alone is insufficient to remove residue from makeup grime.

NEVER POP A PIMPLE. You run the risk of an infection or a bigger area of discoloration.
Dot a doctor-prescribed, Retin A-baed cream, or a spot cream with salicyclic acid and leave it on overnight to reduce inflammation.
Try wrapping an ice cube in a towel and hold it to the zit for ~20-30 sec.
EMERGENCY TIPS: If a pimple pops up a few days before your wedding, have your doctor shoot it down. A stereoid injection always work.

Gently dry-brush lips once a week with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Stop licking your lips – evaporation dries up lips quickly.

A celery-green apple combination is a wonderful detoxifier.

If you go for peeling, do apply sunblock generously after.
If you go for a facial, remind the beautician not to squeeze in case there is not enough time for marks to heal.

Drink plenty of water to clear your system. No bread, no rice, no bread …

Get enought sleep, drink lots of water and up your vitamin C intake 1 week before your wedding day.

The right HUE or TOOL makes a difference.
Too-thick lashes make eyes look small.
Thin brows age you, making you look harsher.
Plump-up already-think eyebrows with a brown eyeshadow.
Shimmery nails makes accidental smudges less obvious.

Send each of your bridesmaids-to-be a bouquet with a card or invite the group for a meal. Being a bridesmaid is a big commitment. So give her time to think about it, and a way to graciously decline if she must.
How to choose bridemaid(s)? someone who makes you feel confident, happy, and more importantly, someone you can trust to help you out on your big day.
Tentatively, choose unofficial wedding helpers or sisters.
Brides pay for the bridesmaids dresses, groom pays for groomsmen suits.
If there are certain accessories you would like your bridesmaids to wear, it is a nice gesture to pay, then give to them as gifts.
Do bridesmaids have to wear matching dresses? You need to consider the feelings of your bridesmaids. You could choose the colour and fbraic that suit all your bridesmaids, and they pick the style of the dress.
You can enlist the help of friends or relatives to ferry your bridesmaids around or consider renting a minivan to ferry your bridesmaids around. You can also get a big car, groom will not object because he will be riding in a car with a posse of beautiful women.

Every girl needs at least one gal pal to share things she cannot with her hubby – and there will be stuff you cannot share with him.

Travel solo for a weekend getaway, if not a long trip.
Learn new things. Self-sufficient girls will not become desperate housewives.

Married life should never start with a financial burden.
Take a good look at why you are getting married. Until death do us part, means one day, you might have to bury this person.
Promise yourself that once you are married, some things should stay private e.g. doing your biz in the toilet with the door locked.
Try to get through a week without talking about your wedding plans to anyone.
Make a list of all your married friends couple habits that you dont like, as a reminder not to adopt these yourself.

Dont forget friends birthdays.
A month before the big day, treat your bridesmaids, friends, and anyone who has been helping you with the preparation to a nice dinner. They will be even more helpful as the wedding approaches if they know you appreciate their efforts.
Have a last DATE with your man while he is still your boyfriend. Like just met.

Accessories: 4 pearl necklaces around neck are nice.

See also: “Tips: bridal actual day beauty and make-up preparation”

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August 2, 2011 at 11:39 am