Monday, May 31, 2010

To drink or not to drink cola...

I have been avoiding to drink cola. Not only because of weight issues, but also of sugar issues. Even if it is sugar-free, still I believe it's sugar content can kill me. This is a big issue to me if water is not around. I have no choice but to have cola or coffee.

But this article from Yahoo gave me another reason why we should avoid drinking too much cola.

Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems
- WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking too much cola can increase the risk of a muscle problem called hypokalemia, experts warn. In people with hypokalemia, a drop in blood potassium levels results in problems with vital muscle functions. Symptoms can range from mild weakness to serious paralysis, say Greek researchers who conducted a review of people who drank between two to nine liters of cola a day.

Read the entire article

Monday, May 24, 2010

Taking pills this time!

I have heard several information about it so I am trying it myself this time. Let me try it for one week, then let me see the results. I do not find it as an extra expense for me since the money I save with my walking can be used to buy Fitrum. I will take two-three capsules a day to partner my walking. Some said that it will not take effect unless you move more. So I took two caps today and my usual Fern C as my Vitamin C source. I will give you updates after a week. Well, Fitrum is less expensive than Xando or Xenical.

I really need to concentrate on walking. One of these days, I want to see 10,000 or more figures in my list!
Touch work ahead!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

oatmeal oatmeal oatmeal

I woke up early today because I need to early for my class since I was assigned to present my topic today. Actually earlier than what I intended to because i needed to prepare my breakfast - oatmeal and a can of tuna. I cooked the oatmeal as a replacement to my rice and had the tuna as my viand.

I have been into this "diet" since Tuesday. I have been eating coked oatmeal with my ulam. I eat it plain. No sugar. No milk. Fortunately, I am liking it.

I must admit that I am not to serious with my diet since I still eat regular food or food I have used to eat but in moderate portions.

What I noticed with having oatmeal everyday is that I tend to drink more water. I can now finish 1.2 liters of water while I am in the office and I do not get hungry easily.

So things went fine. But when I got to school, I hurriedly looked for a CR. I need to poopee... The effects of oatmeal "diet".