Menstruation, Appetite, and Body Weight

“I don’t know what’s happening to me. They’re called hormones.” – Tahereh Mafi I am reading a book called The Women’s Book from Lyle McDonald. It’s an elaborate explanation about nutrition, fat loss, and muscle gain for woman. It’s a very long book and based on researches and science. Although it feels like reading an…

Cheesecake in London

“Because you don’t live near a bakery, doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake” – Hedy Lamarr My favorite cake on earth is cheesecake. I love it so much, it made me sad when I had a bad one. Therefore, as much as I dislike doing much research on food, I usually read some…

Changing Lifestyle and Eating Habit

“Everyone is unique” – a well-known phrase Recently, I listened to a podcast by Stronger by Science where they talked about behavior change and eating habit. They invited Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon, a coach lead in Precision Nutrition. She mentioned a very good things during the show: you should adjust the approach based on the clients…

Eating Habit: Start Small but Consistent

“Big things has small beginnings.” – Prometheus Since lock down happened, some of us may have gained some weight. It can be caused by snacking more often at home, changes in eating pattern, or less physical activities. All results in one situation: intake calorie is higher than calories used by the body.  In the early…

Tips to Stop Eating

‘Someone has to be the villain so everyone else can stay alive.’ – Josephine Angelini I have a very weak control when it comes to food. It is not that I am over weight but I do realise I often binging and eat unhealthily. Therefore, I have been trying to rebuild my relationship with food…

Mindful Eating

‘Please leave me alone while I am eating cheesecake. I want to enjoy every bit of it’ – just me, real me. When first I joined my current company, I was shocked by the lunch culture. Most people eat their lunch on their desk, in front of their laptop. Seriously? Later, I figured out that…

Homesickness Remedy

“Another winter dayHas come and gone awayIn even Paris and RomeAnd I wanna go homeLet me go home” – Home, Michael Buble People adapt. It’s just the law. Therefore, after six years living abroad, I thought I will get used to being far away from home and would have a new home by now. The…

Build Your System

‘A system is a group of interacting or interrelated entities that form a unified whole.’ – Wikipedia As I’ve shared before, I’ve been trying to rebuild my relationship with food. It’s not only about losing weight but also having a healthy eating patterns that gives me a long term benefit. Thus, what I really try…

Everything tastes better with cheese!

“Eat your trees!” –  a mom to her kid who hates broccoli.  Broccoli is king! It’s my second favourite vegetable after morning glory (aka kangkung). Last weekend when I was so sick eating meat, we created this beautiful broccoli cheese. Healthy? I believe so! Good for diet? Not really – calories wise, it’s mainly olive…