Monday, December 16, 2013

Eating healthy for this Holiday Season with Hally Berry and Herbalife

Sometime in 1999, my nutritionist gave me a list of dietary programs to follow and from like 120 pounds, I became 90 pounds. Very effective and well, to think that it’s all about power, determination and control, I would say, a lot of effort and work. I don't want to hear that pregnancy and motherhood alibi for being fat, I like to be sexy because that's what I like....I don't know about you but as for is sexy, period....ala Hally Berry style. (Even when she was pregnant, she's still sexy my golly.) So pardon HBs photos scattered here, just like to share where I want to focus....a nice body shape for this about you?


Time flies and now I am heavier so far in my lifetime. I am thinking of that crash diet or maybe have that Bangkok pills. When you are not getting any younger, a lot of teeny bitty things are happening in your body already and as for me with 5 feet in height the 120 pounds, it’s worst as I ever imagine. Arthritis.

Christmas is coming and as much as I want to divulge with Lechon and all kinds of puddings, I want to control my food intake and I would like to start it now. 

For the program, I will try this list from Herbalife.

According to Samantha Clayton, Herbalife’s director of worldwide fitness and education, it’s all about minimizing impact. “No matter where you are on your personal wellness journey, think twice before over-indulging during the next few weeks. My advice is to, at the very least, try to break even and maintain your weight this holiday season. It’s amazing how easy it is to gain weight in such a short amount of time, and although weight gain is an easy as eating a few too many pieces of pie, taking off those pounds come January is a much harder tasks.”

To keep those calories from creeping on this holiday season, Herbalife is sharping these top 10 tips:

            Tip 1 – No savings:

Don’t cut down or starve all day to enjoy the party at night. Skipping your breakfast and lunch is a not a good way to avoid weight gain. There are many reasons why this is a good tactic; a drop in sugar level, lack of energy and lack of concentration are just a few of the down galls of the “starve and binge” technique. Chances are, if you wait all day to enjoy the party food, you will consume twice the amount because you will be so hungry.

            Tip 2 – Snacks:

Have a healthy protein rich snack before you head out to a holiday party. Filling yourself up on healthy snacks that contain protein will keep you full and stop you from having that extra cup cake.

            Tip 3 – Move around:

Use holiday parties as an opportunity to socialize with your friends. Keep walking around and don’t park yourself next to chips and dips. Walking counts as exercise so the more you move the better.

            Tip 4 – Dance:

Let loose and dance off the party calories; the extra bonus is that the more time you spend dancing the less time you will spend eating.

            Tip 5 – Routing:

Don’t skip your work-outs. The best thing you can do is keep your exercise routine intact. We all know holiday diets can go awry, but if you can at least keep your workouts going it will help.

            Tip 6 – Watch your drinks:

Try to avoid drinking too many sweet drinks. It’s amazing how many calories can be hiding in a simple holiday punch. Stay hydrated with water helps.

            Tip 7 – Maximize your time with quick fix workouts:

If time is tight try to do a quick 10-minute routine in the morning and another 10 minutes before you go to bed. Simple exercises performed in an interval style will help burn some calories and keep you toed over the holidays.

            Tip 8 – Step away from the computer:

Sitting in front of your computer screen looking for that bargain may cost you in the long run. Stay active this holiday season by walking around the shops and carrying bags or boxes doubles up as a workout.

            Tip 9 – Make every minute count:

Think active all holiday season. Take the stairs. Park in the furthest spot from the store. Get outside and go for a walk. The more active you are the fewer points you will gain.

            Tip 10 – Routine:

Don’t wait until January 1st to start you exercise plan, start today. The sooner you get your body into a positive active and healthy routine the better chance you have of reaching your personal health goals. 

About Herbalife Ltd.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 98 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other information at

So, just gettig ready for summer actually. Pardon Halley Berry's photos, I just really like her body..need an inspiration here.


For me it's all about determination, control and empowerment. Focus Grace...Focus. Let's all try this top 10 under Herbalife, well, it's all about us, our body and our decision. Let's all be sexy.

*all photos of HB from the internet images

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Elabram Systems visited Philippine Red Cross for Haiyan Victims

Elabram employees shared their blessing for Typhoon Haiyan or Typhoon Yolanda victims in the Philippines and collected Php 52,000.00. The amount collected will be coursed through to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard Gordon on December 9, 2013 at PRC Headquarter in Intramuros. The amount might be small compared with the big donations from different multinational companies but this one is different because it came from the pockets of all employees. 
Employees are Radio Frequency Engineers, Accountants, Administrators and Managers who made sure to contribute a portion of their salaries to help even in a small way to the victims of the devastating and biggest typhoon ever recorded in history so far with more than 10,000 casualties in the Philippines alone.


Liza Valdez( Business Administration Manager), Engr. Joel Nuesca (Associate Director), Chairman Richard Gordon (Philippine Red Cross), Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas (Marketing & Brand Manager), Engr. Arnel Castaneda (Project Manager) and Ng Ke Yuan (International Business- Finance).

According to Alfred Hoh of Elabram Malaysia, “Our regional offices at Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are all sending their support and all are sending their prayers to the victims and casualties.”


Former Senator of the Philippines and now Chairman of Philippine Red Cross Richard Gordon with Ng Ke Yuan

Former Senator of the Philippines and now the Chairman of Philippine Red Cross Richard Gordon said that the amount from the Elabram employees can build a house and can go along way. Nothing is a small amount especially in times of calamity.


Elabram executives who were in full force who went to PRC Headquarter for a long term partnership were Associate Director Engr. Joel Nuesca, Business Administration Manager Liza Valdez, Project Manager Engr. Arnel Castaneda, International Business in Finance Ng Ke Yuan and Marketing Manager Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas. The group was met by Digital Strategist Kenneth Dimalibot and Director of Fund Generation Janette Alcaraz.


Former Senator of the Philippines now head honcho of the Philippine Red Cross Richard Gordon and Liza Valdez


Digital Strategist Kenneth Dimalibot, Director for Fund Generation Janette Alcaraz, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas and Chairman Richard Gordon

Elabram Systems is a reliable Telecommunication Engineering and IT service provider specialized in Specialist Resource Provision, Project Management and Engineering Services of advance telecommunication in wireless network solution and considering Philippines as their second home since Elabram has an office in the Philippines.

Elabram for Haiyan Victims

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

1st Health Bloggers Meet:Kapit bisig para sa kalusugan Pangkalahatan.

 Here is a little preview of what I am going to discuss for the 1st Health Bloggers Meet and Launching of Philippine Health Bloggers Society.

In the Philippine's not everyone have an access to medicines or healthcare, even with a good insurance like HMO, some medical practitioner working in first class hospitals even can't provide good services. For 6 months that my husband and I were trying to get pregnant in 1997, this doctor only asked me to drink Buko juice without sending me to X-ray facility to check why I can't get pregnant or even not trying to check what's wrong with me. In the Philippines, kulang na lang itawag sakin "baog" or the inability to bear a child.

Oh! anyway, attend the 1st Health Bloggers Meet to find out why I am advocating the Reproductive Health Law in the Philippines and why I chose to have twins instead of quadruplets and why my choice is giving me a multiple blessing.

Join us on December 14, 2013 at Quezon City, please check the poster below with Ana Santos and Alvin Cloyd Dakis.