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Maintaining the Keto Lifestyle in Singapore
03 May 2021

Dieting is never easy, much less keeping up with a Keto diet Singapore, a nation basically fueled by rice and noodle. We have heard so many stories of people starting their keto diet just to give up after a few weeks because firstly, there aren't enough keto options readily available when eating out. Secondly, meal preperations get too time consuming after a while and where is the joy when you eat the same meal items over the week?

 

We get it, Keto dieting can be a lonely journey. Here's some tips from us on how to make it a little better:

 

 

Our Local Proposal

 

Yes, our hawker culture is really amazing and also loaded with carbs. Before you turn down your colleagues the next time they ask you out for lunch with them at the hawker, you may consider these keto-friendly options:

 

 

  • Roast Meat
  • Chicken/ Lamb / Beef Curry
  • Ma La Xiang Guo
  • Yong Tau Foo
  • Ba Kut Teh
  • Fish Soup
  • Satay

 

 

Of course, the word here is keto-friendly. You may be getting the higher intake of fats, less carbs, but you can still expect some sugar which strict Keto dieters would avoid. In addition, we may not be entirely sure of the ingrediets that go into making that Ma La Xiang Guo, and tracking of nutrition is almost impossible. 

 

 

Keeping it Consistent with Meal Subscription

 

The easy way to ensure consistency in your dieting journey is to leave it to guys like PrepBox.

 

When you commit to a week's worth of meal, you are also holding yourself accountable to your goals. Planning ahead is important when during nutrition prep, that way you are less likely to resort to takeaway on a busy work day or snack on unhealthy choices such as chips.

 

Secondly, when you get a meal plan with PrepBox, each keto-friendly meal is designed to have an average of 500kcal, and meeting the guidlines of being low carb and high in good fats. As a rule of thumb, the meals on an average 60% fats, 30% protein and 10% carbs. Macros of each meal can be viewed when you are carting out and labeled on each box as well. That way, you know what you are eating. 

 

Dieting is already stressful enough, physically and mentally. When broken down into weekly milestones, dieting feels a bit more achievable! Leave the prepping to us, and spend your time on what's important in life!




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Ingredients

 

Freshness starts from the ingredients we pick. Our menus are designed to include more whole food such as fresh meats, seafood, multi-grain rice, eggs, and fresh vegetables. We do try to minimise the use of processed food, especially those that may seem "healthy" at first glace, may not be as wholesome as we think, including bacon, processed dried fruits, and granola bar.

 

 

The Sealing Process

 

Oxygen is the key element which help maintain high respiration rates of food, promoting grwoth of aerobic spoilage microorganisms. That's how our food turn bad. 

 

During the PrepBox sealing process, oxygen is removed and replaced with other non-reactive gasses, such as nitrogen. A stable atmosphere of gasses in the packaging delays the oxidation reaction and microbiological spoilage, prolonging the shelf-life of the food. 

 

That's why while your leftover food might be good for another day if kept in the fridge, our PrepBoxes are still safe for consumption for another week from the day we cook it.

 

 

Chilled, Never Frozen

 

Our food is chilled, never frozen! That way your meals remain tasty, and nutrients are kept intact. 

 

While freezing is a great way to improve the shelf-life of your food, the freezing and thawing processes involves chemical changes which may take away its freshness and degrades the taste. On the other hand, the chilling process is less harsh on the food, and when reheated with a microwave or steamer, you would forget that it was sitting in the fridge just a few moments ago!

Maintaining the Keto Lifestyle in Singapore
Maintaining the Keto Lifestyle in Singapore

Dieting is never easy, much less keeping up with a Keto diet Singapore, a nation basically fueled by rice and noodle. We have heard so many stories of people starting their keto diet just to give up after a few weeks because firstly, there aren't enough keto options readily available when eating out. Secondly, meal preperations get too time consuming after a while and where is the joy when you eat the same meal items over the week?

 

We get it, Keto dieting can be a lonely journey. Here's some tips from us on how to make it a little better:

 

 

Our Local Proposal

 

Yes, our hawker culture is really amazing and also loaded with carbs. Before you turn down your colleagues the next time they ask you out for lunch with them at the hawker, you may consider these keto-friendly options:

 

 

  • Roast Meat
  • Chicken/ Lamb / Beef Curry
  • Ma La Xiang Guo
  • Yong Tau Foo
  • Ba Kut Teh
  • Fish Soup
  • Satay

 

 

Of course, the word here is keto-friendly. You may be getting the higher intake of fats, less carbs, but you can still expect some sugar which strict Keto dieters would avoid. In addition, we may not be entirely sure of the ingrediets that go into making that Ma La Xiang Guo, and tracking of nutrition is almost impossible. 

 

 

Keeping it Consistent with Meal Subscription

 

The easy way to ensure consistency in your dieting journey is to leave it to guys like PrepBox.

 

When you commit to a week's worth of meal, you are also holding yourself accountable to your goals. Planning ahead is important when during nutrition prep, that way you are less likely to resort to takeaway on a busy work day or snack on unhealthy choices such as chips.

 

Secondly, when you get a meal plan with PrepBox, each keto-friendly meal is designed to have an average of 500kcal, and meeting the guidlines of being low carb and high in good fats. As a rule of thumb, the meals on an average 60% fats, 30% protein and 10% carbs. Macros of each meal can be viewed when you are carting out and labeled on each box as well. That way, you know what you are eating. 

 

Dieting is already stressful enough, physically and mentally. When broken down into weekly milestones, dieting feels a bit more achievable! Leave the prepping to us, and spend your time on what's important in life!

What's a Ketogenic Diet?
What's a Ketogenic Diet?

We have all heard about "Keto" over the recent years, and may even have tried it at some point in time. Before, we jump into any diet trends, let's take a step back to understand how the keto diet works and the effects on your body.

 

Keto Diet

In summary, the ketogenic (keto) diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. The premise of the ketogenic diet for weight loss is that if the body is deprived of glucose obtained from carbohydrate foods, it will produce energy from stored fat. Hence, one of the hallmark of the Keto diet is the significantly low carbohydrate content relative to the average diet, and high healthy fats and protein.

 

Macronutrient Ratios

When designing a Keto-Friendly meal, it is also important to look at a macronutrient ratio. Below is a recommended ratio by Rainbow Hues, a certified nutrition consultant in Singapore.

 

Nutrients

Signature Healthy Meal

Keto - Friendly Meal

Carbohydrate

55%

10%

Protein

15%

30%

Fat

30%

60%

 

The table above clearly illustrates that carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios of a regular Signature healthy meal vs a keto - friendly meal. 

 

Quality Over Quantity

There is evidence that the quality, rather than the quantity, of carbohydrate in a diet, is more important, and that high-fiber slow-digesting carbohydrate-rich food is an healthier option while highly refined and sugary foods are less so. Most vegetables are low- or moderate-carbohydrate foods. Vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, corn, and rice are high in starch, a complex carbohydrate and are generally avoided in a keto meal. Instead, vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers, and most green leafy vegetables are used more often in low-carbohydrate diet plans.

 

Understanding Your Needs

Ultimately, when choosing a diet, understand what you are trying to achieve and have your diet tailored to your requirement. Some adopters of the keto diet may include individuals with metabolic conditions to those who are looking for a diet to complement their workout. Beginning a new weight-loss diet is not always a simple transition. And the ketogenic diet — a trendy low-carbohydrate, a high-fat plan that may produce quick results — is no exception.

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Succulent beef patties wrapped in homemade brioche buns

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Succulent beef patties wrapped in homemade brioche buns

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Succulent beef patties wrapped in homemade brioche buns

$12
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Succulent beef patties wrapped in homemade brioche buns

$12
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Succulent beef patties wrapped in homemade brioche buns

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