Relaxing Monday – Facial Peel & Massage

Planned a relaxing Monday for J since he took leave to accompany me for the entire day as he was clearing his leave.

We went down to Halley again for another NO-DOWNTIME Chemical Peel and a 60 minutes full body massage at Masego Spa in the evening after the shopping in-between both appointments. Heh.

As usual, the ladies and Doctor at Halley never fail to leave me impressed and satisfied with their services! This guy actually “check-in” to places in Facebook for the first time too. LOL. Cute boy is cute.

I also realized that we are gaining weight because our faces got rounder and rounder ~.~ Other than the tea detox mentioned previously, I asked Dr. Tan for more tips on staying slim (the healthy way).

I asked a few questions which I thought might be suitable for you people as well, so here you go (thank me for sharing! Heh):

– Why do people still put on weight when they don’t eat much?
Weight gain or weight loss is purely a function of the amount of energy consumed versus the amount of energy used.

There are therefore 4 reasons why people put on weight although they say they do not eat much:

1st: Related to the type of food that they consume. Weight for weight, fat (which has 9 calories per gram) has more than twice the calories as protein and carbohydrate (which has 4 calories per gram). Therefore, we should choose foods that have high lean protein content with a moderate amount of carbohydrate.

2nd: Some people are more active than others. They will therefore utilise more energy

3rd: some people just have lower metabolic rates. This is especially so for people who had recent weight loss. The body goes into “starvation mode”, thinking that famine is coming. The body tries to conserve energy by reducing the metabolic rate, leading to weight gain. Luckily, a genetically low metabolic rate is not that common. This is good as it means we can lose weight if we try hard enough.

Lastly, some people just say they don’t eat much…. (I CAN’T HELP BUT TO AGREE WITH THIS. THIS IS SO TRUE – I have friends who kept going yada yada about how much they don’t eat and still gain weight so damn easily. In my heart, I was like, “WHAT?! You eat macaroons at 12mn, eat 3 portions of my dinner and you still complain that you don’t eat much and can still gain weight. You’re just not fat by nature!!!”)

– What time should we stop eating everyday? Why? How will it affect our
body if we eat after that timing?

Energy consumed is the same irrespective of the time we eat. However, late night snacking is generally unhealthy because late night foods tend to be high in fat and sugar content. We also tend to eat at night for reasons other than hunger, like catching up with friends and munching during movies. Lastly, we tend to be less distracted and have more free time at night, giving us more time to think of indulging ourselves with food.

I think most of us are guilty of eating at night while catching up with friends, especially with all the cafes in Singapore :/

– Tips to eat healthily and maintaining a good figure

Never skip meals. Eat slowly and in moderation. Have adequate exercise and most importantly, find time to go for cryotherapy.

I am considering cryotherapy for my love handles. I think J has love handles too. Maybe I can put some ice cubes on them, hoping that the fats can be freeze that way. Hahahaha.

Found an article on Halley and their diet related programme. Read if you’re interested! 🙂

Lose up to 3kg in 5 days + giveaway for a set of Optrimax 5 day plan

Very honored to be invited to optrimax – 5 day plan’s event. Brought Rui along as my guest.

And I must say that they are very generous!

Each set is worth $228, they gave me a set, my guest a set,
and I can still do a giveaway to give a set to 1 reader ♥ ♥ 

Giveaway at the end of the entry 🙂

This event is quite fun because we get to do hands on too. More like a workshop.

What is 5 day plan?

3 smoothie shake + 1 snack (supper)/ a day.
By snack, I don’t mean your own snack. It’s the 5 day plan snack! I actually like the plum. om nomom.
I am at my 2nd day of #5dayplan right now.


No proper meals for that 5 days (only their smoothie) and you can lose up to 3kg in that 5 days.
CNY is coming, you can start planning for this. Lose some weight first and feast during the holidays.

If you don’t wanna lose weight, you can still take this product to detox to cleanse your internal body and maintain cellular balance (especially if you are me, always not eating healthily).

That’s my plan for now because I don’t wanna lose weight but I am pretty sure that I need the detox.

1 sachet from each box. Mix the 3 sachets with 300ml of water and you are good to go.
1 meal down! *ahem* 1 healthy meal I mean.

1 serving = more than 40 natural foods.

Dr Doreen recommended me to take 2 full days of detox and the rest can be taken in the form of smoothie.

Which also meant that I can start my smoothie tomorrow. Yuummmms.

That is exactly how the shake look like. The colour and texture.

Anyway, look at how fun the event was last week.

I did the body analysis by putting on the headset. Sounds amazing though!
The magnetic waves will flow down and detect for any problems in your body.

It’s easier than doing endoscopy or taking blood test or whatever painful thingy.
At least the first line of investigation is painless.


This is how it looks like on the screen. My intestines are in normal shape but not at the optimum 🙁

Food for the tummy first before the start of the whole workshop 😀
I am a seafood love, so I love prawns!

First up is a talk by Dr Doreen Tan.
She sure doesn’t look like her age!! She’s already a grandmother of a Secondary 4 kid :O
Check our her profile 🙂

So jealous of her complexion and overall.
I wanna look like her when I am old. Maybe I should consider taking #5dayplan till old :O

She gave us an introduction to the enzymes and the benefits of 5 day plan.

Something which I took home with me during the speech

“Do you know why you don’t hear wild animals die of cancer or heart attack or other illness? Because they eat raw food, and most raw food are nutritious”

Followed by a healthy hands on session. Making of salad.

Do you like greens on your plate?

With Rui.

They are so cute. All these boards were ready for us to camwhore. Like anytime!!!

Rich in fibres and so much more!

The chef gave us some garlic prawns as well. This taste so good that I had 2 full sticks (6 prawns).


How to win a set of Optrimax 5 day plan (Worth $228) from

1. Like my newly created facebook page Maybeline Sim (You can do it from my side bar here)
2. Like the blog entry on my FB wall and share it.
3. Follow me on Twitter @maybelinesim

3 steps is all you need for a chance to win the whole set!
& I’ll be selecting winners directly from the shares if they did all the 3 steps.

Start slimming healthily today. Join me in my 5 day plan journey.