Did you know that one bowl of cooked rice is the caloric equal of 10 teaspoons of sugar?
This is one reason why most people who want to stay fit skip rice.
And Bianca King already jumped the bandwagon "since April last year."
“Very rarely po akong kumakain ng kanin…” she tells Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) during the “Are You Game?”event of Women’s Health Philippines.
The Kapuso actress adds, “I remember, it is right after Holy Week that I start eating right.”
As a whole, Bianca describes her diet as “very, very low-carb, high-fiber, whole wheat.”
Vegetables have been staple foods in her meals.
And though she avoids fatty meat, and she ensures that her protein intake is not being compromised.
Bianca continues, "I try to eat organic also..."
Two no-nos for her: junk food and fast food.
When asked about the frquequency, she answered, "rarely... puro ano lang ‘yan, once in every quarter."
ASHTANGA YOGA. Before she started becoming busy for her tapings, she was into wakeboarding.
"Yeah, I have my gear, kumpleto ako sa gamit. And, I also scuba dive, ‘yon..."
Because her schedule has been hectic since last year, "My fitness is really dancing on Party Pilipinas."
Plus, she practices ashtanga, which litereally means "eight-limbed yoga."
According to ashtanga.com, "The first four limbs—yama [moral codes], niyama [self-purification and study], asana [posture], pranayama [breath control]—are considered external cleansing practices."
Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois, the master of ashtanga yoga, says, "Defects in the external practices are correctable.
"However, defects in the internal cleansing practices—pratyahara [sense control], dharana [concentration], dhyana [meditation]—are not correctable and can be dangerous to the mind unless the correct Ashtanga yoga method is followed."
The final limb is Samadhi, which is "absorption into the Universal."
Its health benefit includes:
- Reducing the impact of stress
- Increasing vitality and overall abundance
- Improving the joints, strength, and flexibility
- Helping the immune system function
- Strengthening the cardiovascular system
- Aiding digestion, metabolism, and hormone production
- Alleviating depression and anxiety
- Promoting weight loss and weight regulation
- Giving greater sense of clarity and concentration