15 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism Besides Exercise

You want to know what else you can do to help you burn during the day? It’s easier than you think! Just check this link out!! 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/ways-to-boost-your-metabolism-besides-exercise#4cbmaic

Choose your food intake strategically. Timing is also important. Be smart when purchasing your food and plan a little bit before hand will get you far. 😉

 

Healthy food choices at Starbucks that won’t ruin your diet : ダイエット中におすすめ、スターバックスのヘルシーフード

This post is going to be about healthy food choices you can make if you happen to step into Starbucks in Japan. There are a lot of good-looking food out there in Starbucks and every time I go I have to spend sometimes thinking about what to best pair with my cappuccino. Here’re some good-for-your-body items I wanna recommend!

1. Seasonal item: 15 items Mexican Avocado salad wrap (サラダラップ 15品目 メキシカンアボカド)

サラダラップ 15品目 メキシカンアボカド

Energy: 297 kcal (below 300 kcal choice, perfect if you want to pair with a 100-smt kcal drink)
Why it’s good: apart from lots of veggies, it includes scrumptious creamy avocado sauce, edamame and kidney beans! This would leave vibrant aftertaste and avocado would make you feel satisfied.

2. Chicken and roots vegetable salad wrap (サラダラップ(根菜チキン))

サラダラップ (根菜チキン)

Energy: 155 kcal (lowest among sandwich type)
Why it’s good: this is the most long-lasting menu in Starbucks. It’s a no-brainer. Want something healthy? Just grab this and you’ll never be sorry. Did I say it’s really creamy? And trust me you’ll love the crunch from the walnuts!

3. Seasonal item: Chicken Caesar salad wrap (サラダラップ チキンシーザー)

サラダラップ チキンシーザー

Energy: 302 kcal
Why it’s good: You’ll get the creamy/tangy Caesar sauce together with loads of chicken for protein. At the bottom, you’ll find a surprise layer of boiled egg to finish your last bite.

4. Basil chicken and avocado-shrimp grain bread sandwich (グレインブレッド バジルチキン&アボカドシュリンプ)

グレインブレッド バジルチキン&アボカドシュリンプ

Energy: 340
Why it’s good: Looking for a satisfying sandwich for lunch? Just grab this! First, it’s better than plain white bread of those sandwiches in the combini. Second, it has avocado and shrimp – the most compatible pair of food, and who can say NO to avocado? Third, chicken would give you the protein and I just love its taste together with the basil sauce. It’s below 350 kcal so still a safer and healthier choice than other pastries! 

Now, don’t get lost in choosing muffins or cakes, try out some salad wraps and sandwich if you’re looking for a good healthy lunch while enjoying your favorite cup of Joe.

Eight Japanese words we’d love to import into English

I TOTALLY agree to number three: “bimyou” is THE word I want to import to English. I taught my family this word first thing! hahaha

SoraNews24

UJ 8

Recently, we talked about how Japanese, while a tough language to learn, isn’t quite as difficult as some horror stories make it out to be. Still, if English is your native language, certain Japanese grammar rules, like saying “wa” and “o” to mark the subject and object of your sentences, can seem like a major hassle.

With practice, though, these things start to become automatic. Even better, the Japanese language is filled with incredibly handy phrases that we’d love to import into English.

View original post 1,418 more words

Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese spotted! フィラデルフィア チョコレート ã‚¯ãƒªãƒ¼ãƒ ãƒãƒ¼ã‚º

ImageImage

I found this Philadelphia cream cheese in chocolate variation at Peacock supermarket, Daikanyama branch! Haven’t tried it but would love to! If you have tried it, tell me how you like it 😀

Check the supermarket here: http://www.17dixsept.jp/floor/detail.php?id=000200

Newly Opened!「MAX BRENNER CHOCOLATE BAR」at Omotesando Hills! 表参道ヒルズにオープンしたの「マックスブレナー・チョコレート・バー」

Just open in November last year, Max Brenner flied over to Omotesando Hills all the way from Israel, introducing Tokyo to a new way of enjoying chocolate. Haven’t you heard? Now we eat chocolate on Pizza!! 

Chocolate Chunk Pizza
「チョコレートチャンクピザ」(1,800円、1/2サイズ950円、1/6サイズ350円)
source: http://news.mynavi.jp/articles/2013/11/29/maxbrenner/

I saw this on the news this morning and think if any of you is a chocolate addict, then you really really shouldn’t miss this! Using pizza dough as a base, sprinkle some milk chocolate on top, pass it under hot oven til the chocolate melts, then sprinkle with white chocolate and LOADS of mashmellow, pass the whole architecture under the hot oven again to grill the soft white clouds to perfection. Anddddddd…..YES! you have your own “chocolate chunk pizza!” (or maybe you should bring a couple of friends over lol)

Another interesting chocolate treat that I’ve never seen before is this: Chocolate syringe!? 「チョコレートシリンジ」(500円) This is totally a dream come true for children! Think about being able to shoot all that sweet stuff directly into your mouth!

Check out its website here: http://maxbrenner.co.jp/

I found this brand very interesting after reading more into it. It has a very unique principle and business point of view. Max Brenner aims to liberate ways of eating and enjoying chocolate by lifting any boundary of traditional way of thinking about it. There are 4 ethos (written on their website but I’m just gonna give some shortcut here): 

  1. Chocolate Without Boundaries (チョコレートには国境も形式もない)
  2. Enjoy to The Max(チョコレートを最高に楽しもう!)
  3. Chocolate is Good for You(チョコレートは心にも⾝体にもうれしいもの)
  4. Itʼs Simple…All You Have To Do is Love Chocolate(シンプルにチョコレートを愛して)

Really interesting way of differentiating itself from other chocolate specialist shops! Of course, apart from the chocolate pizza and chocolate syringe I introduced above, there are more fun menus waiting for you chocolate lovers at the shop! (like chocolate fondue?? ;P)

Don’t hesitate to post some comments if you have gone there!