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The High Quality Diet Part Two: The Power of Portioning

I have seen people grow crazy trying to count calories. At one point, I did the same. Being on a balanced diet does not mean you should starve yourself. I have seen people grow crazy trying to count calories. At one point, I did the same. Being on a balanced diet does not mean youContinue Reading “The High Quality Diet Part Two: The Power of Portioning”

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The High Quality Diet Part One: Choosing Quality vs Choosing Calorie

Have you heard the saying that “a Calorie is a Calorie”? Will eating 1500 calories of processed food and sugar produce the same effect as eating 1500 calories of a balanced, high quality meal? Have you heard the saying that “a Calorie is a Calorie”? It argues that eating below your caloric intake, no matter what youContinue Reading “The High Quality Diet Part One: Choosing Quality vs Choosing Calorie”

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Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote

When I pair it with any protein and vegetable, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of a good meal. In fact, kamote can leave you feeling full even just by eating half a cup of it (only about 60 calories per half cup!). One thing that I do dislike about kamote is the earthy and crumbly texture that can leave aContinue Reading “Meal Prep: Mashed Kamote”

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Kamote, The Underrated Rice Replacement

Mashed potato came to mind as a rice replacement, yet I wanted a cheap alternative and something easily found in the Philippines. Luckily, I found this “lowly” rice replacement. When my blood sugar level became pre-diabetic, (Read: Body Mythconceptions: Revelations, Then & Now) I looked for ways to control spikes in my sugar level. For diabetics, rice was notContinue Reading “Kamote, The Underrated Rice Replacement”