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Build Healty Habits

Recently I had time for a quick workout at a gym I am not affiliated with. I was resting between sets when a member of that gym approached me for a short chat.

After a few words he said: “I already had my body transformed, but after I got fat again.”

And he continued: “I still have almost 100 more sessions to go before I will be done.”

What I found out later is that this particular gym is specialized in selling quick fix transformation packages rather than helping people to change their lifestyle in the long run.

Of course when working hard it is likely to see some results in a short time, but during the whole progress often people can’t wait to get back to their old diet and routines. But that’s actually one of the biggest mistakes.

You should rather start by creating new healthy habits, small steps a time, and you will keep them with you for much longer.

This does not necessary have to mean that it must take very long time before you can see first noticeable improvements, if you are determined and stay on track with those new habits, results also here will come quickly.

Living a healthy and active life is something that will become a part of your life, something you enjoy doing, very addictive actually.

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DON’T WAIT ANOTHER DAY!

The end of Tet holidays marks the end of the annual festive season. A festive season that is quite a bit longer than in other places, since we more or less go directly from Christmas and International New Year into Vietnamese New Year preparations, without ever fully going back to our normal agenda.

It’s the time of the year to enjoy vacation, relax, spend time with your dearest and indulge in comfort food. A well deserved break from your everyday life that should be enjoyed without regrets or guilt.

BUT, all things have to come to an end, and now it is overdue to go back to normality and our healthy habits.

BE ACTIVE, EAT BETTER, LIVE HEALTHIER ▶️ START NOW!

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PHỞ

NUTRITION INFORMATION – HANOIAN STREET FOOD AND LOCAL SPECIALITIES


EVER BEEN CURIOUS HOW MANY CALORIES A BOWL OF PHỞ DOES HAVE?

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In general Phở will always be a better choice than many other deep fried or rather oily local food options. However, be mindful that there can be quite big differences in the offered range when it comes to nutrition and calories.

Especially for Phở Bò you will find significant differences in terms of calories and amount of fat per portion, those are mainly influenced by the type of beef you chose. The very short boiled meat in Phở Bò Tái is usually rather lean beef and would accordingly have a lower amount of calories and a higher percentage of protein per serving. On the other end of the list you would find Phở Bò Gầu, the high amount of fatty parts that comes with the meat will increase the calories drastically, that can be 150 calories or more compared to Phở Bò Tái, and remember it’s still only the same amount of food served.

When it comes to Phở Gà, you would usually anticipate that chicken meat will be lower in fat and calories. However, a regular portion would also serve a quite high amount of chicken skin, which is consisting mostly of fat, so the total calories are actually not any lower. For all those who try to eat less calories or less fat I would recommend to only eat the meaty parts of the chicken but leave behind all the skin.

Enough of noodle in broth? You can can chose Phở Xào Bò instead, but obviously the fried version will be higher in fat and calories as well.

Do you like to dip some pieces of Quẩy into your bowl of Phở? Be careful and don’t take too many, since they are deep fried they are actually quite high in calories and fat for their little size.

Please find more information and detailed nutritional facts in the attached table.

I hope you first edition on my series on Hanoian Street Food and Local Specialties was helpful for you, please stay tuned for part two which will be posted soon.

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HANOIAN NUTRITION UPDATES COMING!

Nowadays there is a sheer amount of posts on nutrition and healthy food options to be found all over the internet. Unfortunately very often the topics are not as relevant for us living here in Hanoi. On most sites it is unlikely that you will come across nutritional information or advises on local Hanoian dishes or your favorite street food.

In my new series on Hanoian street food I will regularly post nutritional information, average calories and detailed nutrients, as well as some tips to identify the healthier options.

Please stay tuned during the next days for part 1 of the series which will be all about PHỞ.

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WELCOME TO MATT’S PERSONAL TRAINING

My name is Matthias, I am an internationally qualified Personal Trainer based in Hanoi. Originally from Austria I have been living in Hanoi for 5 years. Staying here for many years already my focus lies on providing support and information on fitness and nutrition, tailor-made for residents of Hanoi.

FOR PRICES AND PLANS FOR PERSONAL TRAINING, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL, MESSAGE OR PHONE.

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