Saturday, February 28, 2009


I found this interesting quiz in the newspaper and hope you guys will enjoy it!

** What kind of eater are you?**
Remarkable your answer with True / False

(1) I usually eat too much when dining out or socializing.

(2) Sometimes, when the food is really good, I keep eating even though I’m not hungry.

(3) When I am stressed or anxious I often eat.

(4) I often diet to control my weight.

(5) I have a good idea of the number of kilojoules in most common foods.

(6) I find it difficult to leave food on my plate.

(7) Being depressed is often a trigger for eating high-calorie foods suach as chocolate or chips.

(8) My weight has steadily increased in the past 10 years.

(9) I console myself by eating when I’m lonely.

(10) I often reward myself with food after a difficult day.

(11) I never allow myself to eat whatever I want.

(12) I am always conscious of my figure.

(13) I eat sensibly in front of others but often splurge when on my own.

(14) I avoid eating certain foods because they make me fat.

(15) When I am busy having fun I don’t think about food.

If your answer were:

Mainly True for Q 1, 2, 6, 8, 13

This may indicate you have a tendency to overeat. You are ignoring hunger and satiety (fullness) cues and will be prone to weight gain. To help manage your weight you need to concentrate on listening to your body in terms of when you are really hungry or full and be aware of what food your body wants. It would help to access professional nutrition advice about portion sizes and a healthy balanced diet.

Mainly True for Q 3, 7, 9, 10, 15

You are probably an emotional eater. You use food to help manage negative emotions and therefore when you go though difficult times you will be prone to gain weight. This can become a cycle of negative emotion / overeating / feeling more negative / overeating. If this is true you need to seek help from a professional counselor.

Mainly True for Q 4, 5, 11, 12 ,14

You are what is known as a restrained eater. If you are overweight his is usually an indicator you are a yo-yo dieter and have a difficult relationship with food. You are probably easily influenced by media and friends and new “quick-fix” ways to lose weight. You need to seek the help of a professional to understand what your daily food requirement should be. If you are a healthy weight, you are using restraint to control your weight. This works for a lot of people and as long as your food intake includes all food groups and you do not set up feelings of deprivation you may be able to continue to manage your weight this way.
Mainly False to all Q

If you are a healthy weight – well done. You probably have a healthy attitude to food and are aware of hunger / fullness cues and act on them accordingly. If you are overweight or underweight and do not fall into the above categories, you may wish to seek professional advice to help look at your relationship with food.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Diet Meals

I’ve been writing down my everyday meals to show to my personal trainer. My meals were only oat for breakfast, protein shake for lunch and fruits for dinner. I will have some rice or noodle twice a week though. He claimed that I ate too little which is not good for my body as I do a lot of exercises. So, I would like to share some information about diet meals which was advice by my personal tainer. "Eat more doesn’t mean eat big portion for your meal but more meals with small portion, 5 meals a day with small portion". So, what is the best diet meals? Here you go...hope you will enjoy these diet meals!

(you may choose either 2 of them)

Untoasted muesli (low sugar)
1 cup cooked oat
Milk (low fat, high calcium)
2 slices wholemeal toast with scramble eggs
1 can baked beans

Morning Tea
Muesli bar
Low fat natural yoghurt

(Note: I choose to have my protein shake for morning tea.)

Salad with chicken breast, boiled egg.

Afternoon Tea
(you may choose either 1 of them)
Fruits with nuts (Almond / Cashew Nuts)
Yoghurt with Sultanas
(Note: I choose to have my protein shake for afternoon tea.)

(you may choose either 1 of them)
Fruit Salad
Baked vegetables (broccoli, squash)
Steam potato

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Picnic Lunch

Sob Sob…today is the last day for Maggie at Tabcorp and also this is the last time we had lunch together. So, we decided to “picnic” at the park that we usually go to for a walk after lunch. Most of the people who work nearby will bring along their lunch to eat at the park. You can see some of them lying down on the grass to have a nap; some enjoying their lunch; some of them listening music, reading book…etc. It is very relaxing place for us after a long period of work!
I had prepared some finger food for our “picnic”.

Fish fillet with peas, corn, hams and sausages

Mini Chocolate and vanilla cupcake

Mini chicken burger, sausages, hams, egg sandwich

Hope you guys enjoy the photos below...nice scene!

Almost finished our meal here...

Playing with the cupcakes...hehe relaxing!

On the way back to office...


(Part II)
~The End~

Monday, February 23, 2009

Farewell lunch with Maggie

Tomorrow is the last day for Maggie at Tabcorp so we had a small celebration at “Pekopeko” for lunch, just the two of us! = P

This is a Taiwanese restaurant. The food is good and the prices are reasonable too! Therefore it will be full of people during lunch time and you gotta make reservation before you go.

While waiting for the food, I had snapped some pictures of the restaurant.

Hmmm...waiting for the food! :D

This is the small “farewell” gift that I have prepared for Maggie which is “Mini Choc Chips cupcake”. ^_^

Formosa Island

Sweet Chili Fish serve with rice

Part I

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lunch Box 3

Having fun preparing lunch box... = P

~ Rice with stir fry beef in black pepper sauce
~ Hardboiled egg
~ Broccoli
~ Dessert: Grapes n’ Strawberries

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Green Tea Chiffon Cake

I had been browsing for chiffon cake recipe lately and finally I had decided to bake my first green tea chiffon cake. I was planning to bake pandan chiffon cake but I didn’t have pandan leaves with me and I found that green tea also can be use to bake for chiffon. This recipe is taken from Bake Me Happy and Happy Home Baking .
I do not have green tea powder so I had replace with green tea bag. I like this green tea so much as it has some mint taste with it.

This is the eggs white...looks smooth eh!

This is my green tea chiffon cake. I am wondering how come it didn’t raise much??? Did I forget to add in something? Hmmm…it is soft, smells good and of course it taste good but I couldn’t taste the green tea, only eggs. Overall, it is not too bad for the first trial…hehe. Well, I will keep trying till it become what I expected! = )


20ml green tea
2 egg yolks
20g caster sugar
20ml olive oil
40g self-raising flour

2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
50g caster sugar

What to do

(1) Pour hot water into the tea bag and let it cool. Sieve flour and set aside.

(2) Separate egg yolks/whites and bring to room temperature.

(3) Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl until sugar just dissolved. Add in green tea mixture and oil. Whisk till combined. Sieve over the flour and fold gently with a spatula until flour is fully incorporated into the batter.

(4)In a clean, dry mixing bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until mixture becomes frothy and foamy. Add in the sugar in 3 separate additions while beating at high speed till stiff peaks form.

(5)Add the egg white foam into the egg yolk batter in 3 separate additions, each time folding gently with a spatula until just blended.

(6)Pour batter into tube pan. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170 degC for 25 ~ 30mins or until the cake surface turns golden brown, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.