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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rice will kill you early

Rice is the Culprit....

The human body was never meant to consume rice! You see, our genes have hardly changed in more than 30,000 years. However, our food choices and lifestyle have changed dramatically. The caveman would hardly recognise our food or way of life. Caveman food was never cooked as fire was not yet tamed. Thus, he ate only those foods that you can eat without treatment with or by fire. He ate fruits, vegetables, fish (sushi anyone?), eggs, nuts and meat. Yes, even meat. You can even eat meat raw if you were starving in the forest. You have the necessary enzymes to digest meat. However, rice, like wheat and corn, cannot be eaten raw. It must be cooked. Even if you were starving in the desert, you cannot eat rice in the raw form. This is because we do not have the system of enzymes to break rice down. You were never meant to eat rice. To make matters worse, you not only eat rice, but also make it the bulk of your food.

In some parts of Asia, rice forms up to 85% of the plate. Even if you take rice, keep it to a minimum. Remember, it is only for your tongue - not your body. Actually, rice and other grains like wheat and corn are actually worse than sugar.There are many reasons:

Rice becomes sugar - lots of it! This is a fact that no nutritionist can deny. Rice is chemically no different from sugar. One bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar. This does not matter whether it is white, brown or herbal rice. Brown rice is richer in fibre, some B vitamins and minerals but it is still the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar. To get the same 10 teaspoons of sugar, you need to consume lots of kangkong-10 bowls of it.

Rice is digested to become sugar. Rice cannot be digested before it is thoroughly cooked. However, when thoroughly cooked, it becomes sugar and spikes circulating blood sugar within half an hour, almost as quickly as it would if you took a sugar candy. Rice is very low in the "rainbow of anti-oxidants."

Rice has no fibre. The fibre of the kangkong fills you up long before your blood sugar spikes. This is because the fibre bulks and fills up your stomach. Since white rice has no fibre, you end up eating lots of 'calorie dense' food before you get filled up.Brown rice has more fibre but still the same amount of sugar.

Rice is tasteless, sugar is sweet. There is only so much that you can eat at one sitting. How many teaspoons of sugar can you eat before you feel like throwing up? Could you imagine eating 10 teaspoons of sugar in one seating? Rice is always the main part of the meal. While sugar may fill your dessert or sweeten your coffee, it will never be the main part of any meal. You could eat maybe two to three teaspoons of sugar at one meal. However, you could easily eat the equal value of two to three bowls (20-30 teaspoons) of sugar in one meal. I am always amused when I see someone eat sometimes five bowls of rice (equals 50 teaspoons of sugar) and then asks for tea tarik kurang manis (less sugar)!

There is no real "built in" mechanism for us to prevent overeating of rice
How much kangkong can you eat? How much fried chicken can you eat? How much steamed fish can you eat? Think about that! In one seating, you cannot take lots of chicken, fish or cucumber, but you can take lots of rice. Eating rice causes you to eat more salt.
As rice is tasteless, you tend to consume more salt - another villain when it comes to high blood pressure. You tend to take more curry that has salt to help flavor rice. We also tend to consume more ketchup and soy sauce which are also rich in salt.
Eating rice causes you to drink less water. The more rice you eat, the less water you will drink as there is no mechanism to prevent the overeating of rice. Rice, wheat and corn come hidden in our daily food. As rice is tasteless, it tends to end up in other foods that substitute rice like rice flour, noodles and bread. We tend to eat the hidden forms which still get digested into sugar.. Rice, even when cooked, is difficult to digest
Can't eat raw rice? Try eating rice half cooked. Contrary to popular belief, rice is very difficult to digest. It is "heavy stuff". If you have problems with digestion, try skipping rice for a few days. You will be amazed at how the problem will just go away.
Rice prevents the absorption of several vitamins and minerals. Rice when taken in bulk will reduce the absorption of vital nutrients like zinc, iron and the B vitamins.
Are you a rice addict? Going rice-less may not be easy but you can go rice-less. Eating less rice could be lot easier than you think. Here are some strategies that you can pursue in your quest to eat less rice: Eat less rice - Cut your rice by half. Barry Sears, author of the Zone Diet, advises "eating rice like spice".
Instead, increase your fruits and vegetables. Take more lean meats and fish. You can even take more eggs and nuts.
Have "riceless" meals. Take no rice or wheat at say, breakfast. Go for eggs instead.
Go on "riceless" days - Go "western" once a week.
Take no rice and breads for one day every week. That can't be too difficult. Appreciate the richness of your food. Go for taste, colors and smells. Make eating a culinary delight. Enjoy your food in the original flavors.
Avoid the salt shaker or ketchup. You will automatically eat less rice.
Eat your fruit dessert before (Yes! No printing error) your meals. The fibre rich fruits will "bulk up" in your stomach.. Thus, you will eat less rice and more fruits.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Running Event Calander for June and July 2011

5th June 2011, Sunday
New Balance Pacesetters 15km
Time: 7.00am
Venue: Dataran Perbadanan Putrajaya
Distance: 15km

19th June 2011, Sunday
Larian Koperasi 1 Malaysia 2011
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Flag-Off Time: 7.30am

26th June 2011
KL Marathon 2011
Venue: KL
Distance: 10km / 21km / 42km

3rd July 2011
Ipoh International Run 2011
Venue: Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Distance: 21km / 10km / 7km / 5km
Time: 6.30a.m.

10th July 2011, Sunday
Siemens Run 2011
Distance : 10km
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Starting Time: 7.30am

17th July 2011 Sunday
Time: 7:30am
Olympic Day Fun Run 2011 (Larian Hari Olimpik)
Where? Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Distance : 7, 5 & 3km

24th July 2011
Centro Klang Run 2011
Venue: Centro Mall, Klang
Distance: 12km / 6km

24th July 2011, Sunday
Seremban Half Marathon 2011
Time : 6.45 a.m.
Venue : N.S. Padang Seremban
Distance: 21km and 10km

24th July 2011, Sunday
KLIUC Unity Run 2011
Venue: KLIUC Campus, Kajang, Selangor
Starting Time: 6am
Distance: 10km, 8km, 5km & 3km

30th July 2011
Shape & Men's Health Night Run 2011
Venue: Putrajaya, Precinct 3
Distance: 12.3km / 5km
Time: 6.30p.m.
Closing Date: 30th June 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Result of Larian Bersaman Bomba 2011

Here we go!

400meters after the starting point.

Waiting for the gun to shot.

Finished 30.29, for 7.56km - 4.02pace

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Distance : 10.93km according Jeff Ooi GPS kok
Medal : Top 100 for Men Open & Jr. Veteran

Men Open 10.93km :
44.07 - Rozmi Yunus (26th) Avg 4.05
45.47 - Kenny Wong (31st)
46.23 - Ronnie See, Pm1 (38th)
48.12 - Stanley Cheong, Pm53 (45th)
48.41 - Raymond Ng, Pm48 (48th)
48.39 - Gunaselan Rajagopal, Pm39 (49th)
49.15 - Naresh Kumar, Pm37 (54th)
50.43 - Wong Kei Ming, Pm55 (67th) - PB

51.16 - Ling King Keong (70th)
52.42 - Jeff Ooi, Pm67 (83rd) Avg 4.49
58.19 - Dannie Choong, Pm62 (00th)
61.10 - Malcalm Chew, Pm46 (00th)

00.00 - Prabu Jeyaseelan, Pm54

Men Jr. Veteran 10.93km :
45.10 - Chen Keat Hoong, Pm8 (10th)
48.57 - Zulazlan Shah, Pm43 (19th)
50.04 - Tay Poh Chye, Pm66 (23rd)
51.43 - Suresh, Pm47 (32nd)
54.03 - Calvin Chin Min Khai (56th)
54.50 - Yum Kin Kok, Pm65 (61st)
56.53 - Calvin Chan, Pm63 (70th)
57.36 - Choi Chik Choy, Pm42 (78th)
62.00 - Yap Chee Ching, Pm68 (101st)

Women Open 10.93km :
83.02 - Carrie Teong, Pm61 (74th)

Men Senior Veteran :
27.43 - Rama (1st)
29.15 - Dor Khor (2nd)
29.39 - Goh Choon Ann (3rd)
29.52 - Tan Eng Huat-Ipoh Road Runner (4th)
30.29 - Vincent Wong, Pm10 (5th)
30.43 - Ridzwan (6th)
31.03 - Nachappan (7th)
31.36 - C.Krisnan (8th)

Women Veteran 7.56km :
37.31 - Wong Sue Ling, Pm31 (9th)

More photos on :-
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Malaysia Runners Network
Chuah Sakura facebook
Kevin Ooi facebook

Result of KL Towerthon 2011

What : KL Towerthon Night Challenge
When : 7th May 2011
Where : KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur
Distance : 1km Run, 2055 Climb
Medal : Finisher for All
Official Result : click here!

Men Open Result :
16.45 - Ronnie See, Pm1 (17th)
18.48 - Raymond Ng, Pm48 (39th)

20.38 - Stanley Cheong Eyuen Teck, Pm53 (85th)
21.16 - Kenny Wong (105th)
21.46 - Gunaselan Rajagopal, Pm39 (124th)
24.29 - Naresh Kumar, Pm37 (245th)
24.55 - Wong Cheon Keong, Kr1 (271st)
29.27 - Wong Kei Ming, Pm55 (547th)

35.54 - Aleximon Lee, Pm56 (809th)

00.00 - Prabu Jeyaseelan, Pm54 (00th)
00.00 - Dannie Choong, Pm62 (00th)

Men Jr. Veteran :
17.57 - Zulazlan Shah, Pm43 (11th)
18.44 - Tay Poh Chye, Pm66 (15th)
23.02 - Suresh, Pm47 (40th)
23.05 - Lee Yee Sum, Pm12 (43rd)
24.27 - Yum Kin Kok, Pm65 (55th)
26.46 - Calvin Chan, Pm63 (85th)
57.36 - Choi Chik Choy, Pm42 (78th)

Men Senior Veteran :
16.16 - Goh Choon Aun (1st)
16.37 - Dor Khor (2nd)
16.52 - Ho Kney Huat (3rd)
17.44 - Vincent Wong, Pm10 (6th)
21.00 - Yap Chee Ching (00th)
22.54 - Choo Wai Kin (30th)

Women Open :
00.00 - Kong Yen Erl, Pm41 (00th)
00.00 - Carrie Teong, Pm61 (00th)
30.09 - Fiona Lee, Pm72 (00th)
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