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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:16 pm

Just wanted to update. I am doing good progress. I now jog for about 1.5 kms with 2 brief intermitant walking breaks in between. I also do 20 pushups after that.

My diet also has changed a lot. I started off with 1 egg a day and then 1egg+1egg white and currently do about 1egg+2 egg whites omelette with 2 slices of whole meal bread in the morning and 2 or 3 egg whites for dinner. Rice quantity reduced and salad increased and evening snack is still 2 slices of whole meal bread and peanut butter. This is fun and feels good :)

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Postby eastcoastsg » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:33 pm

Good to know you are going well.

20 push-ups is great. Do you have access to a chin up bar? When you feel you're strong enough, aim for a few at a time. Try varying your protein sources (beans / cottage cheese/ Greek yoghurt) if you can. Cheers.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:37 pm

Ideally you should not eat more than one AAA egg a day due to cholesterol content, unless you are using low cholesterol eggs.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Ideally you should not eat more than one AAA egg a day due to cholesterol content, unless you are using low cholesterol eggs.


I have just 1 egg yolk a day, its the yolk that contains all the cholesterol. Egg whites I have 5-6. I bring the low cholesterol eggs from NTUC but when I had a look at the caloric content on the box the cholesterol is not really that low, like 5% lower something, which is nothing.

I am looking at better ways to separate the yolk from a raw egg. I looked at youtube and most of them use plastic bottle. My wife mentioned that there is a filter like thing found in Mustafa that lets the yolk float on top and the white drip down through the holes. Anybody has any better ideas?
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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:57 pm

eastcoastsg wrote:Good to know you are going well.

20 push-ups is great. Do you have access to a chin up bar? When you feel you're strong enough, aim for a few at a time. Try varying your protein sources (beans / cottage cheese/ Greek yoghurt) if you can. Cheers.


Thanks. Yeah, I do the chin up bar as well, just that I cannot hold on to it for more than like 30 secs, but slightly better than what I did when I started off. There are actually quite a few bar like equipment in a nearby HDB park. Got to learn and try a few of them.

Protein sources for me is mostly lentils, different pulses, whole meal bread, peanut butter and cheese slices.

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Postby eastcoastsg » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:09 pm

Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Ideally you should not eat more than one AAA egg a day due to cholesterol content, unless you are using low cholesterol eggs.


I have just 1 egg yolk a day, its the yolk that contains all the cholesterol. Egg whites I have 5-6. I bring the low cholesterol eggs from NTUC but when I had a look at the caloric content on the box the cholesterol is not really that low, like 5% lower something, which is nothing.

I am looking at better ways to separate the yolk from a raw egg. I looked at youtube and most of them use plastic bottle. My wife mentioned that there is a filter like thing found in Mustafa that lets the yolk float on top and the white drip down through the holes. Anybody has any better ideas?


I don't know if you can get pasteurised egg whites in milk cartons anywhere in Singapore. Might be an option (if available at all)

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Postby bloodhound123 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Ideally you should not eat more than one AAA egg a day due to cholesterol content, unless you are using low cholesterol eggs.


Dietary cholesterol does not have much bearing on the amount of LDL in the body. It does get absorbed more in the presence of saturated fat but our bodies produce enough LDL and its upto us to flush it out by reducing the intake of saturated fat and increasing the intake of HDL.

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Postby eastcoastsg » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:28 pm

Increase HDL with fish oil, nut/seed oils(flax is popular), avocado. Increasing soluble fibre(oats) helps.

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Postby bloodhound123 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:29 pm

Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Ideally you should not eat more than one AAA egg a day due to cholesterol content, unless you are using low cholesterol eggs.


I have just 1 egg yolk a day, its the yolk that contains all the cholesterol. Egg whites I have 5-6. I bring the low cholesterol eggs from NTUC but when I had a look at the caloric content on the box the cholesterol is not really that low, like 5% lower something, which is nothing.

I am looking at better ways to separate the yolk from a raw egg. I looked at youtube and most of them use plastic bottle. My wife mentioned that there is a filter like thing found in Mustafa that lets the yolk float on top and the white drip down through the holes. Anybody has any better ideas?


Years of egg whites consumption has made me extremely deft at the separation process. I crack the shell first and use the 2 broken half-shells to drain out the albumin onto the pan and retain the yolk ( for disposal later ).
BTW, I came across this oil spray in Cold Storage. Works wonders for light frying without using oil. You might want to try that.
I completely switched over to canola oil for any frying ( anything that requires the oil to get heated )

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Postby bloodhound123 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:48 pm

Wd40 wrote:
eastcoastsg wrote:Good to know you are going well.

20 push-ups is great. Do you have access to a chin up bar? When you feel you're strong enough, aim for a few at a time. Try varying your protein sources (beans / cottage cheese/ Greek yoghurt) if you can. Cheers.


Thanks. Yeah, I do the chin up bar as well, just that I cannot hold on to it for more than like 30 secs, but slightly better than what I did when I started off. There are actually quite a few bar like equipment in a nearby HDB park. Got to learn and try a few of them.

Protein sources for me is mostly lentils, different pulses, whole meal bread, peanut butter and cheese slices.


Get Protinex drink mix from India. It is a little high in sugar but consuming it in the morning should be ok. You can also buy it online in Singapore.

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Postby lionelcity » Wed, 27 Nov 2013 3:25 am

I've been doing muaythai for a while now. I used to lift weights but there's just something about going to a gym and carrying heavy things that bothers me. Im 175cm and when I started MT, I was at my heaviest ever at 88.5kg. 4 months later, I'm at 76kg. I think having fun working while working your heart out takes the mind off the weight loss. Perhaps if i watched my diet, I can probably lose more weight in a shorter time, but I dont really care.


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