Friday, July 26, 2019

Losing More Than 5kg with Absolute Wellness Without Extreme Diets or Exercise

Some of you would’ve known by now that I’ve been on a weight loss journey since late last year. It wasn’t easy! The problem for me was that my weight would always rebound and I could never seem to keep my weight down.

By combining diet (no carbs & low fat) as well as exercising, I initially managed to bring my weight down by a few kilograms. However, it very quickly came to a plateau even though I’d kept up my regime – a problem that I’m sure many middle-aged ladies fast. To make things worse, my weight went up by another 1.5 kg after my April trip to Korea, undoing all the weight loss I’ve worked so hard for.
It’s really discouraging.
Not to mention it’s really tough for someone in their 40s to lose weight once his/her metabolism has dipped badly! 

This is when I found out about Absolute Wellness’s metabolism-boosting CSH therapy treatment and decided to give them a try.

About Absolute Wellness

Absolute Wellness started as a home-based business founded by Irene Chye. With a history of 17 years in the weight management industry, Absolute Wellness uses a natural technique known as the CSH therapy!
This is based on a traditional Chinese approach (there is scraping, cupping and heat treatment involved)… which aids in detoxification as well as improves one’s metabolism rate in a lasting, long-term way.
The long-term part is important – because slimming isn’t just about losing weight, it’s also about keeping it off!

By going for an hour-long treatment twice a week, I saw a decrease of 4kg in just a matter of 4 weeks. 
Believe it or not, I am now 2 sizes smaller! In just 4 weeks!
This isn’t just water loss – I'm seeing my fat going down from 30% to 27%. My tummy shrunk by 3.5cm too, and the same happened for other stubborn areas like my thighs and hips.
Speaking of results, all clients get access to a mobile app that allows them to track their results. Here are mine as recorded on the app:
I have to add on that one does not have to take any meal replacement shakes, supplements nor starve to achieve weight loss at Absolute Wellness. No exercise required also. It is all 100% natural and non-invasive!

How I feel about my body 

I was a whopping 56kg when I started my first treatment with Absolute Wellness. This was me at my heaviest:

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I would say my heavy weight was a result of the mindless snacking I did throughout the day, as well as the tasting events I was invited to. Of course, my terrible metabolism also had a part to play. My other half was also tired of my constant ranting of how fat I was back then!

I wasn’t happy with how I looked at all!
All thanks to the kind and patient therapists for guiding me with the meal plans and motivating me throughout the 8 sessions. For the first time in a long time, I could finally lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off with relatively little effort.

It was a delight feeling lighter, and able to fit into 2 sizes smaller than when I started! Awesome

How are the treatments carried out?

Scraping: The friendly therapist would apply specially formulated moisturiser and will proceed to scrap the acupoints (with a flat applicator) on my trouble areas such as stomach, thighs, legs and arms. By doing so, it helps in blood circulation as well as flushing out toxins.

Cupping: By having these small cup like applicators placed on the acupoints, they help to loosen up the tissues. Do note that you may experience ant bite-like sensation and this is quite normal when it comes to cupping therapy. Personally I found it bearable. Additionally, the cups may also leave some red marks on parts of your body (mostly on my upper arms) but they do fade away in 3-4 days’ time. If you wear short-sleeved tops, they’ll be covered.
Heat Treatment: By having indirect heat applied to my problem areas such as stomach and lower back, it aids in speeding up the fat loss in specific problem areas. If you’re trying to target stubborn fat in your love handles or upper arms or thighs, you can consider this

The treatment controls your appetite
One very important benefit of CSH therapy is that it helped to curb my appetite and, also, my unhealthy cravings for sugary drinks like Coke! I started to notice this after the 2nd session. Coke used to be my “happy drink” but I found that I no longer feel the craving to consume that anymore!
In terms of food, there are specific foods I was told to avoid or cut back on during the treatment.
I’m not gonna lie, there’s no way I could’ve gotten such fantastic results if I was binging on fast food
every night. I did NOT have to go hungry during the treatment, but I was told if I wanted to get the
best results, I should cut down on stuff like refined carbs and sugar, at least during the 4-week period.
Once the treatment is over, I will be able to resume eating all those things and my weight will not rebound.
Fortunately for me, I have already been cutting down on rice and sugary snacks before the treatment,
so it’s not a big deal for me. Over the past 4 weeks, I still got to enjoy my fav protein such as chicken
and fish as well as salad and fruits!
It is important to get support from friends and family around you. Do let them know they you are on
a “clean-eating” period. I am lucky to get a bunch of supportive colleagues who also joined me in this
healthy eating journey! It definitely helped a lot! I also informed my family members of my meal plans
so that they know why I am not consuming certain food items. 

Salad lunch in the office 

More colorful salads !

My breakfast on some of the mornings

Don’t fret too much if you have a few cheat meals. There are some social events that I had to attend, such
as one wedding dinner and company events. It didn’t affect my overall progress at all.
If you foresee yourself feasting on something heavy, simply cut down for the next meal.
Whenever possible, I tried to avoid carbs and also asked for a smaller serving when dining out with
friends and colleagues.
Of course with the progress of the treatment, I was able to control my food intake much better as
the treatment curbed my appetite!

Feeling happier after just 8 sessions! 
I couldn’t feel any happier after losing inches all over. Friends’ comments on how well I look these
days is so pleasing to hear. They also mentioned that I look more refreshed and not as sluggish as I
used to be. And I agree! One of my biggest supporter for this journey would have to be my other half.
He has been there cheering me on since day 1 of my change in eating habits as well as the treatment.
Being able to be happy and feel good about myself is one of best rewards to my husband. He could see
that I became so much more confident in the way I carry myself!

Now that I’ve shrunk by 2 sizes, being able to fit into clothes I kept
from a few years back and being able to put them on again is also one of my biggest motivating factors! 

I have 4 more sessions to go! Do cheer me on and watch this space for more updates!

Absolute Wellness

Bugis Cube
470 North Bridge Rd, 
#04-23, Singapore 188735
Tel: 6837 0640

 Orchard Central
181 Orchard Rd, 
#03-20, Singapore 238896
Tel: 6
509 9123

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mrs Toh brings Tseng Noodle 曽拌面 to another level

Have you guessed it ? Yeah so 卓太 have added another noodle review to her #卓太煮面collection. These are two of the range of the popular Tseng Noodles 曾拌面🍜  by the well loved Taiwanese variety programme host
 - 曾国城. Being a foodie himself and having a few gourmet programmes under his belt ( no pun intended 😆), he decided to come up with his own range of noodles. These noodles are not fried , 
but air dried in the sun

3 flavors for the broad ban mian noodles 

( 4 x noodles packed individually ) 

Here are the rice noodles packaging, 
different from the ban mian ones 

( 4 x noodles packed individually ) 

This is the thin Hu sesame flavored noodles 
( non spicy )
Each pack comes with the noodles, and 
the individually packed condiments 

Do cook the noodles according to the timing instructions 
printed on the packet. It is eseenttial to follow as it will determine the 
taste and texture of the cooked noodles

The broad ban mian and the items that comes with it . 
Scallion Sichuan Noodles ( spicy ,kinda like mala ) 

What you see here are the broad { Scallion with Sichuan Pepper🌶 Flavour } 
and the thin { Hu Sesame Flavour } . 

The latter has a 🥜nutty fragrance to it while the first has a addictive spicy numbing kick to it.

I usually would try to make it a balance meal for my noodle dish
Have added broccoli, boiled egg and pan fried salmon 

I much prefer this Spicy Sichuan one :) 

 As you can see , each strand of the noodles are well coated with the sauce making sure that 
each bite has a good amount of sauce on it.

The noodles are well coated with the sauce , 

. 🍜Get your hands on the these yummies now at RedMart , Lazada  and 
Shell petrol stations island wide!
🍜There is also a series of rice noodles ( bee hoon ) 曾粉 in this range..I shall give you the
 low down another day !

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Krunchys Snacks - you can't stop eating !

It’s Sunday !! We woke up to fantastic noodle breakfast with loads of 脆脆 crispy crunchy { Krunchys Snacks }!

If you are wondering if this is the mock crispy goose 斋鹅 soy bean pieces that comes with the veg bee hoon , well yeah ! They are!
These snacks are addictive and I decided to add them to my noodles. They taste as good as they look!
Take your pick from 5 flavours.
Seaweed@ ($12)
Black Pepper($10)
Salted Egg($16)


. My personal faves are spicy, salted egg and original!🙌🏼🙌🏼
How to buy
Simply contact the two friendly bosses📲. Do check out their page on instagram @krunchyssnacks .

Krunchys snacks.
Wayne 8128 1146
Keith 9736 7975

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Golden Duck Sichua Mala Hotpot Fragrant Mix

Mala flavoured snacks seemed to be the next best thing right after salted egg yolk . 
Where have you been if you have not tried a mala snack yet ? 

Ignore other brands for the Golden Duck Sichua Mala Hotpot Fragrant Mix 
is indeed one of the best I have ever tried. This is coming from a person who doesn't even like 
mala hotpot !  

I like how the spices hits you at the end of it and the numbing effect makes this snack very legit.
There’s bean curd skin, all time fav fish skin as well as the tasty mushroom in the packet. It’s mala and yet so addictive! I would like to add this snack to my lunch next time !
The new Mala snack is retailing at $7 and can be found in their 8 outlets as well as their online store
 ( ) .

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Japanese inspired bread selection by Bread Talk

Konichiwa ! Sending you some cheer with new Japanese inspired bread
 selection by our local favorite bakery BreadTalk 
So what do we have here ?

🔷Filled with cream custard and corn kernels is our { Corn’banwa } great for those who loves cream buns!
🔷 { Edamame Chiizu} is onigiri-shaped bun which reminded me of Fuji san contains edamame beans and cheddar cheese enclosed in a natural yeast toast bread ( my fav )
🔷 { Kare~Oishii } is a Japanese curry, bun with tasty pork to create a flavourful and fragrant soft bun with a mild spicy kick ( I like this too ! )


🔷loaded with flavourful cheddar cheese and mayo is the { Konni‘Chikuwa } . It has Japanese fish cake, chikuwa, along with tuna and all atop the crisp Danish pastry.

Say oishi and dig in to these buns now ! #BreadtalkOishiiJapan

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Mui Kee Porridge with Wok Hei

Mui kee ah Mui kee, 我爱你.... I am delighted to meet you again after our brief encounter in Hong Kong. If you have not tried 妹記 in Hong Kong , then it is your chance now for they have a pop up in Sg ( till end Dec ) . 

Under the Les Amis group, Mui Kee share the same space with Casa Verde 

Check out the menu 

Each bowl of porridge is served with you tiao and century egg. It was sure worth all my efforts in waking up early n making my way to Botanic gardens for this .

 Having tried both Sg and Hk's version , the porridge texture certainly seems similar..very smooth and been cooked for few hours . Both bowls here are the Premium ones - fish belly n combination ( scallop and beef slices ) . 

Fish belly bowl- fresh and good. So much flavour to it. 
The amazing wok hei was evidently present in the Fish belly bowl and it caught us by surprise .
 Be careful of fish bones ! Go early for your morning walk and then have a bowl of porridge :)

I love the slice beef bowl as well. Very generous serving,
good to the last spoon !

We had a serving of the drunken chicken as well 
but pity the chicken wasn't that drunk . 

It is a nice experience overall given that there 
is no where else one could enjoy porridge with so much 
wok hei.. and I love the cool morning stroll in the gardens 

Gather some friends or family and enjoy a bonding 
morning at the gardens ! 

Get in touch with nature 

Mui Kee Congee 妹記生滾粥品 (inside Casa Verde)
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Singapore 259569
Tel: +65 6467 7326
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 3pm (Tue – Sun)