Keeping Fit In Korea


I’ve spoken before about healthy eating in Korea and explained why I find it easier to follow a healthy diet here than at home in England. The other part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is obviously to exercise. Before coming to Korea I’d switch between using the gym and going for runs outside. Since moving, I’ve found some aspects of keeping fit easier, others more difficult.

Healthy in Korea

Korea is known for having low obesity levels, with only an estimated 4% of people being obese, much lower than the 35% of Americans, or 25% of Brits. It’s true that the percentage of overweight Koreans is increasing, but nowhere near as drastically as other Western countries. And I don’t find the trend at all surprising; In fact, I’ve found it a lot easier to maintain a healthy-eating lifestyle since living in Korea.

Saying Goodbye To Sugar


There’s been a big change in nutritional advice over the past few years; while before, fatty foods were seen as the worst thing for your diet, evil options which instantly add inches to your waist and clog your arteries, nowadays it’s sugar which is viewed as the enemy. Things with a higher fat content like eggs are suddenly ‘superfoods’, and nutritionists are advising increased consumption of such foods, advising people to restrict their sugar intake instead.

Korean Beauty Standards: Another Pressure Point

Working in a middle school full of adolescent girls is like being transported back in time to a teenage world of worries, insecurities, and an ever-present wish to change pretty much everything about yourself- hair, skin, body- in fact, if you look for it, you can pretty much find fault with anything, and that’s exactly what teenagers do.

Food Swaps- Small Changes To Make A Big Difference

I am a total foodie- I love cooking, going out for meals and trying new things. I also care about being healthy and putting good, clean, fresh food into my body. But despite trying to be healthy the majority of the time, I also hate to deprive myself of things which I love. For this reason, I try to make small changes to make so called ‘naughty’ foods that much healthier.

Here are some of my favourite food alterations which make a big difference, so that  you can enjoy delicious foods completely guilt-free!

Beauty: The Eternal Question

Picture: instantcinema.over-blog

유기농,무항생제 달걀 리뷰1탄

안녕하세요 코치 싸이먼입니다. 
정말 오래간만에 블로그 포스팅을 하는군요.
그렇다고 글을 쓰지 않았던 건 아닌데…아니 오히려 더 많은 글을 썼었는데 블로그에 포스팅하지는 않았네요. 요즘 저는 글쓰기에 있어서도 여러가지 다양한 시도를 하고 있습니다. ’내 인생 첫 책 쓰기’ 프로젝트를 진행중인지라 이제 포스팅 하나, 카페에 덧글 하나 다는데도 예전같지 않네요. 글이란 것은 그것이 짧건 길건, 어떤 주제이건 나의 철학과 사상이 담겨있는 것이라 믿기에… 

쓸데없는 서두가 너무 길었습니다. 오늘 포스팅할 내용은 우리가 항상 자주 먹는 계란. 네, 달걀, Egg에 관한 리뷰입니다.

저 코치 싸이먼은 채식주의자입니다. 채식주의자에는 여러 등급이 있습니다.(내신등급도 아니고, 소고기 등급도 아닌데, 등급이라니 어감이 좀 그렇네요.)

 채식주의자 중에는 그 강도에 있어서 아주 하드코어적으로 식물을 제외한 어떤 동물성 식품도 먹지 않는 최상급 Vegan들이 있습니다. 

이들은 육류를 비롯하여 가금류,생선 등 움직이는 생물들은 물론이거니와 이 생물들에서 나온 식품들 즉 달걀,치즈,우유, 젖갈 등도 일체 먹지 않습니다.(vegan,vegetarian의 종류와 그들의 삶, 애로사항,주의사항 등 관련해서 할 얘기가 많으니 관련해서 차근차근 글을 써서 포스팅하겠습니다.)

그리고 그 아래로 해서 조금씩 조금씩 제약되는 먹거리들이 줄어들면서(즉 먹을 수 있는 옵션들이 더 늘면서) 여러 등급들이 있습니다.

저는 채식주의자 중에서는 상당히 먹을 수 있는 선택사항이 많은 등급에 속해 있습니다. 육류는 전혀 먹지 않고, 계란,치즈,생선은 먹죠.

You are what you eat(korean)



(사진:어제 저녁 식사 사진. 살짝 데친 브로콜리,유기농두부와 간장, 한줌의 다진 마늘로 만든 두부마늘볶음, 현미밥, 쌈장에 찍어먹은 달콤한 생양파)

‘You are what you eat’

굳이 직역하자면 ’당신이 먹는 것이 바로 당신이다.’ 정도 될듯하다.

필자는 웰니스코치로서, 다이어트코치로서 고객(제자)들에게 이 말을 자주 사용한다. 

좁은 의미로는 직역대로 당신이 먹는 음식이 곧 당신이다 혹은 당신이 먹은 음식이 곧 당신을 이룬다(만든다).라고 해석할 수도 있다. 하지만 나는 개인적으로 좀 더 많은 뜻을 내포 시킨다.

Body Surfer

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