Food and Eating
Does a Low-Carb Diet Really Burn More Fat?
Most people who want to lose fat nowadays have switched to a low-carb diet rather than low-fat or fat-free diet. As we know, carbs are also important because they serve as the body’s fuel for everyday activities. But what makes low-carb diet attractive is that the body supposedly switches its fuel source from carbohydrates to fat. Other than that, here are some other features of the low-carb diet.
Reduced blood-sugar level
A lot of carb sources contain high levels of sugar. Hence, eating on a low-carb diet means your sugar intake is much less. This means that blood-sugar levels will significantly drop.
Sugar tends to make us crave for more food. A lot of carbohydrate sources tend to have moderate to high amounts of sugar. So if you eat less carbs, tendency is that your appetite gets killed. No more craving for cake or a chocolate candy bar. Above all, no more late night cravings for a huge meal.
Gets rid of excess water
Insulin levels rise due to sugar. When you eat less carbs, insulin levels decrease dramatically and the kidneys start to get rid of sodium in the body. This will lead to a large amount of water weight being shredded off the body. That’s why most people who begin low-carb diets tend to see a rapid weight loss for the first week or two and a slower pace after that. This is because much of the weight you lose was water.
Lower levels of fat molecules
Triglycerides are fat molecules. What drives fat molecule levels up is fructose, which is a carbohydrate. Hence, cutting carbs means that fat molecule levels will be driven low.
A Scoop of Goodness
With the heat of summer going at full blast, there couldn’t possibly be a more delicious way of cooling down than eating a scoop of ice cream. As the temperature continues to get higher, there’s no doubt that many people are cueing up in ice cream shops across the country. To give you a heads up of where to get that delectable scoop of ice cream, take a look at this list of some of Singapore’s buzzworthy ice cream shops.
It would be refreshing to have fresh, homemade ice cream for a change. If you want to have a taste of artisan ice cream with original flavors such as Bailey’s & Bourbon, Orange Choc Bitters, and Tira-miss-u, then follow the trail leading to U.d.d.er.s. Located at five outlet stores – Upp Thomson, Serangoon Gardens, Siglap, Novena, and Bukit Timah – U.d.d.e.r.s also serves ice cream cakes and their signature udderlicious sundaes.
Ice Cream Chef
Are you prepared to try a million different flavors of ice cream? Because Ice Cream Chef promises just that! Ice Cream Chef serves homemade customized ice creams that are freshly made every day. Step 1 in customizing your ice cream is selecting your flavor. The next step is choosing your mix-ins and the final step is mashing them to create your very own crunchy ice cream. Their unique flavors include Creme Brulee, Oreos Cheesecake, Honey Green Tea, Milky Moo, and Milo Peng. To see the full range of flavors they have, check their website at www.icecreamchefs.com and while there, you could even try their quick game of mashing your own ice cream. You could also find them at Upper Thomson, East Coast, and SAFRA Mt. Faber.
Of course those who are lactose-intolerant or perhaps allergic to dairy shouldn’t be left behind. Ice cream doesn’t need to be made from dairy for it to be delicious and Brownice stands to prove that. In place of dairy, Brownice uses organic brown rice milk and their ice creams are all-natural, vegan, and low-fat. You could choose from a variety of flavors including Hazelnut Chocolate, Vanilla Almond, Peanut Butter Caramel, and Chocolate with Caramel Almonds. Other than ice creams, they also serve an intensely chocolatey Mudpie and ice cream cakes which use gluten-free, vegan crusts. Cool down and try their ice cream at Sin Ming Centre, 8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03 Singapore 575628.
Experience a Comfortable Environment in Singapore Restaurants
Since the country has many foreign visitors, accommodating them is a plus factor. On the other hand, we need to see to it that every one of them will eat in a cozy and serene place and with a fantastic view. One of the reasons why many of us eat at restaurants because it we want to feel relieved. Also, there is a need for us to go to their restaurants so that many foreigners will follow what we are doing or perhaps follow where we usually eat.
Day or night, nothing beats the beautiful sceneries in the country together with the unique food houses. This includes:
Sky on 57
Situated at the top of Marina Bay Sands, there’s no doubt that this is the most visited restaurants in the metro. Here, you can view almost the entire Singapore. From Sentosa Island to the Marina Bay, Sky on 57 is one place to visit. The trip will not be complete of you wouldn’t taste their appetizing delicacies.
If Sky on 57 almost got the view of the entire country, Level 33 surprisingly gives a view of the whole location of the Marina Bay. You should with your friends and drink some beer.
Spend your weekend here. Located near the bay, you can enjoy the view of the Marina Bay Financial Centre and The Sail. Having Brunch is highly recommended in this place.
iL Cielo is a hidden place but not literally hidden because it is one of the most famous restaurants on top. Located at the 24th floor of the Hilton hotel, this restaurant is among the silent places at the Orchard Road.