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Frozen Fruit + Yogurt = Frozen Yogurt.

As I’ve touched on it a couple of times and since quite a few people have been asking me about it, I decided to make a series, dedicated on the subject of healthy living and weight loss. All the recipes and food i prepare, always try to focus on healthy leaving, however these will be more specific to people who not only want to be healthy but who also wish to be fit. Nowadays, everyone claims to be an expert in weight loss, it seems that at every corner there is one more athlete/home cook/celebrity endorsing some kind of food/exercise/program that will revolutionise your life and make you thin in no time (YAY). But, nay.  In truth there is no easy way to lose weight; I’m around 5’11 (ok 5’10) and now weigh 149 pounds (67.8kgs), rewind 4 years back i was 5’11 (fine fine 5’10) and weighed 240 pounds (109kgs). Don’t take out your calculators, yes, that’s 91 pounds. I know full grown women that weigh 91 pounds (well, full grown very thin women).

You can imagine what being that big does to a person, it makes you feel ugly, slow, hopeless and desperate, the more you try to hide it the more it comes gnawing at you. My turning point came after a bad break up way back then, after which I decided to go to a Greek island and work for 6 months. If you know Greeks, they are stubborn people, the friends I made helped me become comfortable with myself, making me work out in the gym shirtless, taking off my shirt in public places, just being ok with being fat. Once I achieved that, I realised I wasn’t just a fat boy anymore, but that I was a fat boy that could get fit if I wanted to. Step 1: Yes it is possible for you to lose the weight.

If you think that you’ll go from fat to thin in a day, my friend, you’re delusional. I lost 50 pounds in 6 months (2007-2008), then 20 pounds in the following year (2008-2009), then 10 pounds in the next year (2009-2010), then finally 10 more pounds from 2010 to today, and I think I still have about 5 more to go to reach my 8-9% body fat goal. Step 2: Set a Goal. When you set out to lose weight you have to set out a realistic, achievable but also crazy goal, you can’t say I’m going to lose 10 pounds, when in reality you need to lose 20. You’re goal should be a little less than the average, calculate what a person of your height should weigh and then lower that just a tad bit. Once achieved, decide whether or not you want to go lower. Body fat % is the best measure; Essential fat is 3%–5% in men, and 8–12% in women; But that’s extra lean already (body builders), where do you want to be?

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Women

Men

Essential fat

10–13%

2–5%

Athletes

14–20%

6–13%

Fitness

21–24%

14–17%

Average

25–31%

18–24%

Obese

32%+

25%+

Ok, now that we’ve covered the losing weight mentality, we step into the mechanics. To become lean, you have to : 1. Eat Well, 2. Exercise. (just a quick thought on exercise: 2-3 times a week is not enough, our ancestors used to walk everywhere, our bodies are made to move, you should be working out 4-7 times a week at different intensities, and don’t say there is not time, because you can always wake up earlier. Moreover, if after a work out your muscles aren’t tired, you haven’t done enough). Both steps go hand in hand, but today, we will focus on the eating part.

Any person who has taken and introduction to market research in college will know the theory of the 5 Ws and the H. We can apply this tool here as well. Before eating, ask yourself the following:

-          Who: is preparing the food? Who is the producer? Can you trust that this person will not be adding any bad oils, sugar, additives? Are they making sure not to over salt or using processed ingredients? It will benefit you to cook your own food. Do it yourself.

-          What: is on your plate? Can you identify and understand all the ingredients? Read the label, if the ingredient list is all gibberish, put it down. Read the nutrition fact sheet, first thing you should look at is portion size and not the calories. Next thing you should look at is carbohydrate content and sugar, followed by fat. For example: oatmeal seems to be a pretty healthy option, but in depends on which brands, if the pack says serving size:1/3 cup is 200 calories (that’s like a glorified tablespoon with 15 g of sugar), you are actually going to be eating 1 cup usually, making your oatmeal a 600 calorie meal already with 45 grams of sugar. Oatmeal makers tend to add sugar everywhere, yes it’s fibre, yes it’s high in protein, yes it’s low in fat, but written in the back in small font, instead of upfront and bold, is the devilish sugar content which will trump all your weight loss efforts. Be Aware.

-          When: Time your meals. You should be eating 3 times a day with 2 snacks in between each. You should plan your food in a way that you won’t be looking for snacks, because you already have them in your desk drawer or in your bag. All meals should be balanced and your snacks as well. I make sure that my 3 meals a day have protein and vegetables (I don’t eat rice or bread, since i take all my carbs from high content veggies), and my snacks are when I eat my fruit. Also, when means, at what point are your eating? If you’re coming out of a heavy weight session at the gym you need to load up on protein and not munch on fruit, however if you’re about to hit the pool and do a long lap session, by all means eat some whole grain pasta. Eat Smart.

-          Where: Where are you? Choose your restaurants/venues correctly. i.e: if you go to a bar to eat you’ll be tempted to drink and once you’re drinking you’ll be tempted to snack.  2nd example: if you are eating in a fast food place, or a chain restaurant (CPK for ex) don’t expect there to be healthy options, because even a salad in these places can be treacherous, most of the time that proteins are fried, and the amount of sugar and fat in their secret sauces are extremely bad for you. Eat Fresh, Eat Local.

-          Why: are you about to put that in your mouth? This is the golden question, why are you eating? Are you hungry, does your body need it or are your just being a glutton? Many a times, people will eat because they are actually hungry; make sure to hydrate so that this confusion does not take place. Control yourself.

-          How: is your food prepared? Is it fried, boiled, steamed? Most ingredients have both a healthy and unhealthy side; it all depends on how they are prepared. Did you know that pork loin, well trimmed of all fat, is actually just as lean as chicken breast? Get informed.

Those were the first points for this Fit Food Series that I wanted to raise. Lastly, many people talk about cheat days or reward days for a job well done. So they will eat healthy for 6 days a week and pig out on the 7th day. I think this is perfect but only on 2 conditions! You work out regularly in the week and You have to reach your goal first, if you haven’t achieved your weight loss goal, and it’s not complete, I’m sorry, you don’t deserve a reward yet. Makes sense right?

Summer Fruit Frozen Yogurt

Serves 2 yogurt lovers

-          ½ banana

-          ½ mango

-          A couple of frozen blueberries and raspberries.

-          A few sprigs of peppermint

-          1 tsp of light agave syrup (or other light sugar substitutes)

-          Cocoa powder.

-          200 grams of plain unsweetened yogurt or greek yogurt.

-          1 tsp of lemon rind.

The fruit above is approximate, since no banana is the same size. Basically all your fruit together have to be the same weight and size of the yogurt you will be putting in. 1 is to 1.

  1. Put the following in the freezer until nice and frozen: your mixing bowl, your serving glass (or bowl) and all the fruit.
  2. In the cold mixing bowl or in a food processor, blast the yogurt, lemon rind, syrup and peppermint. Once well mixed, quickly take out the frozen fruit, add to the mix and bring to a “ice cream consistency”.
  3. Serve straight away and sprinkle with cocoa or cover and let rest in the freezer, until you’re ready to eat.

Enjoy!

135 COMMENTS

    1. Jops Solis August 15, 2011 at 4:51 am

      I was just talking to my younger brother (who is not YET obese) about his eating habits. I printed this and let him read it. You’ve saved me 30 mins of talking! Hahaha.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:01 am

        glad i can help. Obese or overweight its all the same in the way discipline needs to take over.

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    1. Joshua Relova✔ (@CallMeCoolJosh) August 15, 2011 at 4:52 am

      I don’t eat rice now for 1 week na bro! is it helpful? PLS CONTINUE posting healthy recipes! Thanks man!

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      1. Joshua Relova✔ (@CallMeCoolJosh) August 15, 2011 at 5:06 am

        WOW! 240lbs? i’m 200lbs now! so KAYA pa! lol!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:04 am

        if you are giving up rice, but are still eating fried adobo and stuff it wont help. You have to remember that an ingredient by itself isnt the devil. The devil is the quanity and the combination. So giving up rice is a start but wont be a solution. You need to cut, processed carbs, or anything processed for that matter, cut artificial juices, sugar, saturated fat (certain oils, animal fat in moderation…), eat good LEAN protein, watch out for sauces, cut creams and whole fat milk, you get my drift do the research and get started. if you really want to lose weight all it takes is dedication, if you let yourself slip, it just means that you werent ready to begin with.

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    1. Shekinah Bangsil (@shekinahmikeah) August 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

      that looks amazing! where do you shop for groceries? and i think it’d be interesting if you post your work-out routine as well.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:17 am

        my next post i’ll put up my routine! :)
        I go from SM, Rustans, LM, SnR and Markets.

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    1. nigs August 15, 2011 at 6:12 am

      wow! I’m the same weight as you were at your heaviest. Need to get inspired soon… If you can do it, I can! I just wish I can cook like you, lol!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:17 am

        me cooking that way i do, didnt really effect my weight loss. What really helped was all the research i did, eating only the right ingredients, quantities, not snacking and a very very tough and dedicated excercise regiment. If you really want to lose weight you can. You just have to make that decision yourself. No one else can force you to do it.

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    1. Marven August 15, 2011 at 7:15 am

      I can relate to this as I have lost 32 pounds last year in a matter of 6- 7 months, the biggest factor of that was finding the motivation and setting your goal. But unfortunately that drive I once had has disappeared. Now, instead of working out and eating healthy like I use to, I end up finding myself an excuse to steer me to the opposite direction. Sorry to be off topic, but your post gave me a little slap in the face to reality, and inspired me to live the healthy life again. What was your secret of sticking to your gameplan?

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:15 am

        Well my goal has always been 8% body fat. So i didnt stop until i reached that. Im now around that area and know that if i want to keep here, i have to maintain what i eat and my excercise reginmen. And ive never felt stronger or fitter, my motivation is that feeling. Once you steer away, you’re really going against all you’ve worked for. Its really up to you. Do you want to look and feel better? or do you already feel comfortable the way you are? its not a tough decision to make.

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        1. Marven August 17, 2011 at 6:07 am

          I started my diet and set a goal yesterday, along with a exhausting workout. Maaan, how I miss the feeling after a workout! ! Hardest part for me now is refraining from eating the bads, and not mention figuring out how to cook healthy recipes.. Haha. Thanks for the inspiring words of wisdom Erwan!

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    1. steph August 15, 2011 at 7:19 am

      Thanks for the recipe! I love yogurt and am trying to eat healthy to lose weight so this is definitely heaven-sent! I just wanna ask where can i buy greek yogurt and frozen berries here in Manila? Thank you! :)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:12 am

        try S and R for the greek yogurt. Regarding the berries, most Rustans and SMs should carry it.

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      1. jane August 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

        Hi. I’m jane from yoggie’s yogurt. We sell both natural yogurt and greek yogurt. Check out our website at yogurtstation.blogspot.com. or, email us at yoggiestation@gmail.com.

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        1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:46 am

          Awesome! i’m interested in your Kefir (Both Types), Plain Yogurt and youre Greek Yoghurt. can you deliver in Makati? Where and when can i place an order for this weekend?
          Thank you!

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          1. jane March 8, 2013 at 5:37 am

            Hi. So sorry that I missed your reply to my message. I didn’t get a message that said you replied to mine. I probably forgot to check the notify box. anyway do check out my website and see which one you’re interested in.

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    1. Anna May August 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

      I love it! Thanks!! Will try this soon!

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    1. ronalyn alcanar August 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

      will try this for sure.. i love yogurt :)

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    1. christina August 15, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Hi, can you post the name of the songs and artist please? i like the selection! thanks!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:11 am

        I put some Boy and Bear in there, some Elbow, Mogwai and …. i’ll check, i know im missing one.

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        1. Marven August 17, 2011 at 5:48 am

          Architecture in Helsinki? I could be wrong.

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    1. Roderick dela Cruz (@rodph) August 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

      Very nice article. How about food tips and recipes to those who want to build muscle and gain weight?

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:10 am

        Well it depends, what kind of muscle or weight do you want to gain?

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    1. essirac August 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Inspiring article.
      You are really great.I want to have a big brother like you in my next life :D haha.!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

        let me be your internet big brother.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:19 am

        make it this life! haha i’ll help you out if you want!

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        1. essirac August 19, 2011 at 5:28 am

          thank you!kuya? :) haha!

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        1. essirac August 19, 2011 at 6:15 am

          well may problem is i gained weight,my waist line from 26 to 29 so now i need to fit back to my jeans that’s why i started doing sit-ups everyday and some walking i know this is not enough i also need to watch what i eat,so hopefully you continue on posting healthy recipe .. :)

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          1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:54 am

            instead of walking, try running, it’ll have a better effect :) you need to eat healthy and excercise until you are very tired. its the only way! good luck.

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    1. Nash August 16, 2011 at 4:49 am

      This is just so awesome! At last, a much healthier option for my yougurt cravings :) you’re the best E. i’m looking forward with your Fit Food Series :)

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    1. Charles August 16, 2011 at 7:23 am

      Frozen yoghurt is the best! Though the type of yoghurt used is damn important. Choose the wrong type and the frozen slop you end up with will be horrible, as I have unfortunately experienced before!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 1:06 am

        very true. It has to be natural and preferrably greek yogurt, that usually works wonders!

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    1. Eduardo Bermonde August 17, 2011 at 4:20 am

      Wow!! 240lbs down to 149lbs that is really amazing, I just cant imagine the hardwork youve done for this past years.Im sure youre family is proud of youre achievements.CONGRATULATIONS!.
      Im just thinking now what you really looks like before, do you take pictures of yourself and then compare it , as you continue your journey of being a healthy and fit person….hehehe…just curious…

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 5:24 am

        Hahah yes that’s actually the best way to track your weight and progress. Take a pic of yourself shirtless with underwear (please haha) every week at the same day and time. You’ll be amazed!

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        1. Eduardo Bermonde August 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

          Are you also into running as part of you’re work out routine?

          by the way, now i know that you really take time to read all comments in your blog and even put your reply, this really mean a lot to us.

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    1. James Ferrer (@jimspirir) August 17, 2011 at 4:42 am

      Hey Erwan,
      I’m such a huge fan of your blog since you have this on tumblr. Anyway, I’ve always been thin but still I consider this post very helpful for me to live a healthier life. So, Thank you for this!!!
      p.s. I graduated last March and haven’t found a job yet. I would appreciate it if you tell me where you’re working and probably get a referral from you. It’s too much to ask but I’ll give this a shot.
      Thank you! :D

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 5:26 am

        Haha I won’t refer you unless your passionate for what we do, which is oil and gas! If you want to find a job, start by finding what niche/industry you want to work in. The more specific your goals, the more attractive you become to your employers

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        1. James Ferrer (@jimspirir) August 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

          Thank you for the advice. Sorry for my desperation. I’m glad you took it well. :)

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        1. James Ferrer (@jimspirir) August 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

          and also… I know all my life that the movie industry is really something I wanted but I took up IT. So, now, you know the conflict. haha

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    1. Joy Morelos ✔ (@joy_0827) August 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

      Can I ask?. What is the title of the song in intro?.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 17, 2011 at 10:56 am

        Money by Jamie T

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        1. Joy Morelos ✔ (@joy_0827) August 21, 2011 at 3:40 am

          Thanks!!… I just want to be like you Erwan.. Best CHEF!!.. Can I call you Kuya?.. .. :p

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        1. Joy Morelos August 25, 2011 at 10:12 am

          Help me!. :p . What did you do when you’re here in Davao?. I’m from Davao Erwan. :)

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    1. Patty Mercado August 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      How I wish I was your little sister so I can taste or rather eat all you cook cause they look so yummy and healthy! Plus you can help me lose weight!
      I’m an architecture student, 4th yr, and I’ve just realized now that I wanted to be a chef. But that’s not a problem right? I could be like you, a businessman that cooks like a masterchef. :)
      Your an inspiration. :)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 7:02 am

        you can do anything you want. Cliche but true

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        1. Patricia Mercado (@PatiMercado) August 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

          By the way, can you make a dessert (a healthy one) using avocado as the main ingredient? I love avocados, don’t you? Thanks. :)

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          1. Erwan Heussaff September 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

            im not a fan of avocado desserts. i used to make a lot of avocado shakes and overate it.

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    1. mjorr August 19, 2011 at 1:36 am

      looks so refreshing and healthy! wanna try that soon! hmmm problem is the greek yogurt!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 7:01 am

        To make a cup of strained yogurt, line a strainer with a layers of cheese cloth. then scrape 2 cups of plain whole-milk yogurt into the cheesecloth. Pinch the ends and fold them over the yogurt refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

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    1. Kurt-Zion August 19, 2011 at 5:11 am

      Hi Erwan…ur just inspiring. I did not know u used to be a fat kid before but knowing that u lost the weight is impressive. I appreciate the way you see or perceive life like when your friends in Greece made u walk around shirtless in public. In a way, it’s harsh but it worked cause u got comfortable with yourself and eventually lost the weight. I like the idea 5 W’s and H. I’ll put that in good use. And it’s fun to read ur blogs ;)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:55 am

        Tough love is the only way! but be the toughest to yourself. Once you challenge yourself, it has a great motivational effect.

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    1. megan August 21, 2011 at 3:37 am

      A really nice take on food and fitness, esp who-what-when-where-how. Interesting insights. You’ve made these info more palatable to the average person, pun intended. More please! :D

      And btw, great music selection. As always.

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    1. Maria August 22, 2011 at 4:29 am

      Hello Erwan, I would like to suggest that for those who cant find greek yogurt, they can use regular yogurt but would need to strain the yogurt overnight to acheive a thicker consistency Hope this helps.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:51 am

        this doesnt always work with a strain. Its best done with cheesecloth! but yes, it is an alternative :)

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    1. Jan Warren CaseyRemo (@wachi_ichaw) August 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

      Like you, I have my fair share on losing weight. My primary motivation on losing weight is that hot chicks don’t dig fat guys! 2 years ago, I was 230 lbs and right now I’m 163. Going to the gym almost 3-4 a week, doing my ‘own’ diet and all of the things you mentioned above made it possible. And I guess it worked!

      However, the only difference between you and me is that you cook very well and I don’t. In fact I don’t cook at all .My ‘own diet’ consists of eating Salad from KFC, fruits and Century Tuna everyday except for cheat Sundays! Imagine how I have upset my stomach for 2 years. My friend, who has a huge crush on you, made me watch this video and forced me to do your recipe with her. I was amazed at ourselves for finishing the recipe just by following the video. It’s a great recipe! I hope you keep posting videos like this. And i’ll TRY to do some of your previous recipes (the easier one). Good job.

      P.S. What camera are you using in shooting this video? Great quality!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:49 am

        Cooking is so simple, please do not regress to fast food! it’ll be much cheaper, quicker and healthier for you to make that salad at home. Yes, it takes a little of research and effort to find and create the right recipes. But it is all worth it! I use a GF1.

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    1. Eliza August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Just wondering, what camera do you use to shoot your videos? BTW, love your v/blog! Really great and inspiring! Definitely want to try it. Hoping to be the fatkidinside instead of the fatkidoutside. Hahahahaha. Great job! Keep it up!

      P.S. I accidentally posted this comment on the other video

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    1. Maui Mendoza (@mauiland) August 23, 2011 at 5:27 am

      I really don’t like it when people think they are entitled to cheat days just because they were “dieting” the whole week. I agree with your 2 conditions. They make a lot of sense but I think people would not need cheat days if they would stop depriving themselves. If you want cake, take a bite, SAVOR the taste and sensations, then walk away. I know, it’s easier said than done but a whole lot better than gorging on an entire cake by the end of the week.

      =]

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:47 am

        Dont let them annoy you haha, if they want to do weight loss the wrong way, let them!

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    1. Anna Duay (@jowana_kristeen) August 24, 2011 at 1:55 am

      Thank you for this wonderful article! I’ve been trying to really eat healthy to compliment the workout that I’ve been doing for months. Hoping to see more of your homecooked meals recipe. Super love the blog!

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    1. lexa lincoln (@WHOisLEXA) August 24, 2011 at 2:04 am

      were just the same erwan, but me i already have 2 kids, i started dieting since 2009(65k) untill now(i achived my goal kilos was january2011 for 45k), i workout(3times a week), i gave up rice and meat, im a veggie lover, i also into looking at the back label but 3times a week im eating chocolates or sweet food, and im so happy i did it… know i just maintain my weight!!! :-)

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    1. foodjaunts August 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Ok – completely random but I remember you posting something about how into the Song of Ice and Fire Series you were. This is not my site and I’m not trying to spam but I thought you might find this fun – http://innatthecrossroads.com/ They run a fun blog making recipes from the books.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

        Yes im quite obsessed and the site you’ve just given me has increased my fan-girl moment. I will now listen to gregorian chants, eat porridge and quail, while having a tall glass of mead, sitting on a stone floor, book series in hand.

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    1. therese August 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      well written article! i was also once overweight and i can say every point you have made is right on… im definitely looking forward to reading future articles and hope you can share more of your recipes!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff August 25, 2011 at 6:38 am

        Its coming soon, hopefully it’ll be up by tomorrow!

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    1. Florence (@florenceserrano) August 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      Love this blog.Thank you so much for sharing such healthy recipes! you’re such an inspiration…I’m gonna try this tomorrow! :)

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    1. Barefeet In The Kitchen August 26, 2011 at 2:39 am

      Great post and the frozen yogurt looks delicious as well.

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    1. kathrina bautista (@ikathrinaB) August 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      healthy and delicious one. thanks for posting this recipe! it would mean a lot for a ‘fat kid’ like me. :)

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    1. rsmacaalay August 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

      I love frozen yogurt, It can easily replace ice cream. Great post and thanks for dropping by my blog

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    1. Rayni (@raynifly) September 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

      Hey! Look http://twitpic.com/6ju71y I made a vegan version. And as you can probably tell, I didn’t make it that frozen. It’s just like normal runny yoghurt. I only had about 30 mins to get the fruits frozen; I didn’t want it too cold cuz it’s already freezing in here! And as you can probably tell (again), I made it with kiwi and blueberries only. I made use of what I had in the fridge. I only had vanilla yoghurt (soy-based, by the way), not plain. And another thing, I didn’t have agave anywhere, nor mint. You wouldn’t guess what I used. ;-) I got my Twining’s peppermint tea and mixed it with brown sugar! hahaha instant peppermint syrup! The only thing I had the same with yours were the blueberries and lemon rind. For the cocoa, I used Nesquick. So, am I a good student or did I flunk? ;-p

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      1. Erwan Heussaff September 26, 2011 at 3:10 am

        haha i love all your changes, great job! looks pretty good as long as it tasted good too, you’ve passed.

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    1. khristine September 14, 2011 at 2:51 am

      whats funny is that the frozen yogurt that you buy outside is NOT healthy at all. It’s full of sugar- which feeds all the bad bacteria.

      The way you make your frozen yogurt is exactly how i make mine- fresh and natural :) good job Erwan!

      p.s. I make my own yogurt though hehe! I can send you the recipe :)

      ~kris

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      1. Erwan Heussaff September 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

        yup, agreed! what starter do you use?

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        1. khristine September 28, 2011 at 4:18 am

          I either buy nestle creamy yogurt (small container) or I drop by ASSAD- an indian grocery store here in jupiter street :)

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          1. Erwan Heussaff September 30, 2011 at 1:42 am

            oooo you peaked my interest, i go to ASSAD sometimes, what kind of yogurt do you find there?

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        1. khristine September 30, 2011 at 3:12 am

          just plain yogurt in a small tub. I think it’s only P30. They also have lassi drink there for 20 bucks. Love their samosas also :) tho if you want samosas you gotta go there in the morning (10am) because in the afternoon, they’re all GONE! hehe

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          1. Erwan Heussaff October 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

            i went tis weekend! great samosas :) good stuff

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    1. Ian September 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      I made this today! :) my family loves it especially my 1 year old nephew, he pretty much cried his eyes out when I told him there was no more left. Thanks a lot :) God Bless :)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff September 30, 2011 at 1:47 am

        awww, thats great to hear, thank you so much!

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    1. thetravelingreader October 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

      Hi, Erwan! :)

      I’m a new follower. Umm. I just want to ask what’s your tip on telling a friend (or in this case my bf) to lose weight without offending them. My bf’s what you’d call chubby. He’s healthy but I’d definitely want him to be healthier yet I don’t want to offend him or anything if I tell him to exercise or diet (he’s American so he’s kinda sensitive about topics on weight). Any tip would really help. Thanks :)
      Great blog, btw! It’s so great to see a celebrity replying to almost all the comments. It shows sincerity and I like that in a blogger. ;)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff October 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

        its just that. you can’t really be politically correct about it. If you look at all these fat ppl shows, the one thing they have in common, is the honesty they establish. Tell him that he is getting big without sugar coating it, he will resent you for a while, but you’ll give him that fire he needs to start the furnace.

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    1. Jos October 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Hey Erwan,

      I really enjoyed watching this vid – ice cream is one of my guilty pleasures. Truthfully, i’ve crossed over to frozen yogurt, and for now, there’s no turning back. Ok, seriously, I’d be a liar if i said i completely abstain from ice cream, but a well deserved treat now and then can’t be too bad…Right? I’ve never made my own frozen yogurt treat, but you’ve made it look so easy to make, that I got to take a stab at it! Ton’s of videos out there on how to make your own frozen yogurt, but I got to give you props for doing a vid non-rehearsed or scripted! Big upps!

      Ps. I love sandwiches..if you can make a video on your favorite sandwich recipe. pls and thx!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

        the best right! i just made my favourite sandwich. Check it out.

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    1. Kevin Sato (@kevinsato23) October 17, 2011 at 3:50 am

      My fave!! Will make this as a treat after all my academic hardwork for this week. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Erwan. :)

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    1. Marian November 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      I’m a food writer. My job is to eat. Am I doomed na? I’m 5’8 and I weigh 130lbs., I’m not overweight but I want to be fit!

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    1. clarisa marie cadiz (@clarisa_selerai) November 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

      are you a culinary art student or something??cause you’re so good at cooking. and it really makes me hungry! hehe. wanna try your pancakes with coconut caramel and mangoes soon!! =)

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    1. jin November 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      i really find this VERY informative. now im ready to loose those mega extra fats i have. thanks!!!!

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    1. kaikai93 November 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      i love it…im also a yogurt addict,tnx 4 ds recipe kuya erwann

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    1. Ize December 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      I’ve tried this and I love it…glad you have those % thing ,body fat etc ..that’s where i started to think of downloading a calorie counter and myfitnesspal…you’ve been a big help …

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    1. Lanie Joy December 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Hey Erwan, :)

      I’m living in a dorm right now because of my studies. :) I don’t have the determination to workout. So, how can I lose weight? What should I eat and shouldn’t eat? I know fastfoods are bad for my health but it is the most convenient right now considering I am a student. Help :)
      Thanks.

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    1. Melie January 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you for the information Erwan. How I wish I can prepare my own food. It’s very hard to work on some diet, I can’t control myself from eating. I’m staying in a dormitory at present can you suggest some simple workout routines that will help burn fats. Thanks! :)

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      1. Erwan February 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        of course you can control yourself. Your workouts wont help until you eat healthy

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    1. Kyle Garcia February 13, 2012 at 6:56 am

      This maybe late and all but I keep going back and forth to your website literally every single day! And to this one article in particular, just because reading it got me inspired to become a much healthier person.
      I read this article over the end of summer 2011, and reading your story has inspired me to loose weight! Specially when I got to this part “If you think that you’ll go from fat to thin in a day, my friend, you’re delusional.” I would say thats what stuck to me the most! Anyway because of you I went from 180 to a very happy 150 in 2 months, and maintaining it ever since. So I’d just like to say thanks!
      I don’t want to bore you with the whole story on how I did it, but lets just say I copied the workout you did on this video :)

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      1. Erwan February 14, 2012 at 1:37 am

        im really glad it worked for you! no please, bore away! i want to hear the whole sotry of your transition, i find it very interesting!

        Keep going!

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        1. Kyle Garcia February 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm

          This just shows that I do go on your website everyday LOL!

          I guess my turning point was when I became a little to comfortable at 5’11″ and at 180lbs, by the end of the summer I found myself looking at those photos and feeling very uncomfortable seeing that my cousin is the same height as me and more toned. And I was intrigued by your posts on twitter (by the way I follow you and thats how I learned about your website, you should follow me back @kyllegarcia LOL ;) )

          After I read this article thats when I got inspired, so i started eating less crap, and ate more healthy. Then watching this video got me to run 1-3 miles a day, and swam 20-25 laps after. Then just working out.
          I never thought eating breakfast would help so much in trying to loose weight!

          And again this is all thanks to you and for inspiring me! Keep up the excellent job!

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          1. Erwan February 17, 2012 at 2:28 am

            Yes! thats perfect, just keep on increasing your workouts and tweaking your food, the last thing you want is for your body to get used to a certain regiment.

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    1. Elisa Janine Villar February 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      hey.. i’m a closet chef since i was a highschool student. now, i’m graduating in college in a few months time.. I just want you to know that i’m really looking forward in trying all the recipes you post in here. I just don’t have the time to try anything because of schoolwork.. Anyways, please post healthy pasta recipes.. i love cooking pasta.. thanks, kuya erwan! =)

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      1. Erwan February 17, 2012 at 2:29 am

        there is no such thing as healthy pasta, since pasta isnt healthy ;) haha

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    1. Elisa Janine Villar February 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      really? i didn’t know that.. thanks for that good info.. i shall focus on different dishes now, erasing pasta on the list! merci, monsieur.. =)

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      1. Erwan February 24, 2012 at 2:57 am

        yes all carbs! including wheat! you’re body can function without them.

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    1. Madeleine April 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      hey, uhm I was at the peak of my “weight loss” last 2009 when I was still in high school and when I reached college, I lost the “FIRE” because of the stress and busy lifestyle so I gained the weight i lost with a little extra on the side and now, I am dying to get back. I am a true blue food lover and I like doing my own dishes too. However, I can’t do it in a dormitory and with friends who constantly bug me to eat out. In addition to that, my busy schedule from 7 am to 6 pm drains out my energy so I skip on workouts because after classes, i still need to study. How can I squeeze in daily exercises? Thanks man:P

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:47 am

        my workdays are from 8am – 7pm . I workout at 5am and at 7.30pm every day. all it takes is will man.

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    1. jennifer audrey manalo May 6, 2012 at 8:03 am

      hi erwan, looks good n yummy ill give it a try. ok my main question, i have put on weight im now alil chubby.i put on weight on my arms , tummy (alot der)n legs. how do i start to loose the weight. im a newbi in diet or eating healthy hhehe thnx

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      1. Erwan May 10, 2012 at 4:06 am

        check out all my health post :)

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    1. Loren Carlo Aguiles August 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Erwan!

      This is the first time i visited your site. I was amazed with your advice and different tips how to be fit and healthy. I’d like to make it a habit to visit this every now and then coz i weighed 260lbs before and now 155lbs and trying to reduce more. :)

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      1. Erwan August 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

        thank you so much! keep going.

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    1. Cassandra August 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      I would just like to ask if the elle ville yogurt is healthy? i always eat that as my snack hihi

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    1. Marie September 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      I just started to read your blog and watch your videos .. now you just gave me more motivation! Thank you so much! I’m overweight and I want to be happy na already. I’ll try my best do more exercise.
      Thank you:)

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    1. Francesca Lirio February 3, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Hi erwann! Im currently 60kgs and i need/want to lose 10kgs. Im 18yrs old. I go to the gym 3x a week (Fitness First Trinoma) how long will it take me to achieve my goal? And it is achievable right? You inspire me a lot.

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    1. onceahottynowafatty May 17, 2013 at 1:57 am

      Hi Erwan. Thank for this! BTW, where can we get our BMI measured? or can we measure it ourselves? Thanks!

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    1. jen October 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

      what brand of greek yogurt are you using? thanks

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