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The Food Binge Battle

Following on from our articles on emotional eating and body acceptance and love, we explore the link between dieting and emotional eating a little more. We now know that emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. But how does this emotional relationship with food start in the first
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Why a Book on Building Body Confidence?

We’ve mentioned previously that we’re in the midst of compiling body positive interviews with notable personalities as part of our second anniversary. However, besides celebrating ourselves and trying to promote body positivity, this book is also important for our targeted audience: teenagers young adults who are facing body image issues We want to instill confidence
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The Ups and Downs of Emotional Eating

In the simplest terms, emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. It was initially defined as eating in response to negative emotions, but a number of current studies have shown that a positive mood can also prompt increased food consumption. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused
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Body Love and Body Acceptance

It does not take a genius to realise that our culture is obsessed with achieving the proverbial “ideal body”. We are bombarded daily with images of skinny models with flawless skin and perfect pouts or fit, toned ladies sweating it at the gym and loads of #fitspo images on Instagram. As a result, body-shaming, the
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10 Steps to Treat Yourself Better

The world is moving at such a fast pace these days that it’s hard to keep up. There seems to be no time for things that we regard as trivial, such as focusing on ourselves and our needs – in other words, self-improvement. We are too busy keeping up with everyone else, staying busy and
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When Fashion Meets Formula 1

With a host of fabulous F1 parties and other fringe activities happening all over Singapore as we gear up for one of the nation’s most coveted events of the year. Dressing for two different occasions can be problematic especially when you will want to look stylish but comfortable for the day, and glam it up
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Support Our Book On Building Body Confidence

We’re proud to say that The Wellness Insider is turning TWO this year and to commemorate this milestone, we are compiling body positive interviews with personalities such as Fiona Tan, Miss Top of the World (Plus Size) 2016; Cheryl Tay, founder of Rock the Naked Truth; and Dr Martha Lee, Singapore’s first clinical Sexologist. This
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Ways To Relieve Aching Joints

If there is a lot of walking or sitting in your life, you are bound to suffer from aching joints. Aching joints do not only affect senior people as people of all ages suffer from painful hip, knee and shoulder joints. There are many reasons why you could be suffering from aching joints. Once you
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Dishing the Dirt on Fad Diets Part 2 – Why Do They Never Work?

In the second part of our fad diets feature, we continue to explore the effects of trendy diets and some common dietary mistakes to avoid. Raw Foods Diet – Not Quite Rabbit Food This diet is all about eating food in their natural state. Supporters believe that the cooking process destroys many of nutritional benefits
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Transform Yourself With Innerdance

Innerdance is a self enquiry and healing process towards authentic self and meaningful existence. Following this session you’ll know how to flow through your days without stress, and you’ll have a much greater understanding of your body! Innerdance is also grounded in the science of vibration, senses, sound, and frequency, as it creates shifts through
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How to Get the Latest K-Beauty Craze – Honey Skin

It seems like South Korea is leading in the beauty trends and craze, with ‘glass skin’ and ‘honey skin’ being in trend. Imagine having plump, dewy and healthy skin that seems to glow like honey. That’s the reason how the term ‘honey skin’ was coined. Thus, if someone says that you have skin that is
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Easy Ways to Get Your Body Back after Pregnancy

Most future mums start thinking about getting their body back as soon as the first baby weight appears. And as their baby grows, there are a lot of insecurities that come with that, along with a lot of questions: How much weight will I lose at childbirth? Will I be able to get my figure
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Polished to Perfection (Basic Personal Make Up Class)

Learn how to perfect YOUR daily look with our Basic Personal Makeup Class! You will learn: safety & hygiene preparation of skin for makeup 3Cs – conceal, correct, contour different types of foundations for a flawless makeup makeup application and use of different types of makeup (eyebrow, eyes, blush, lip color) This workshop aims to
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Incorporating Body Positivity into Fashion with Melissa Chow

When we first got to know of Melissa Chow, we were really impressed with her story of overcoming her self-consciousness as a result of her medical condition. She suffers from severe palmer hyperhidrosis (a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating on the palms) and needless to say, it has impacted her life. Nonetheless, Melissa pushed through and
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Transform Yourself With Innerdance

Innerdance is a self enquiry and healing process towards authentic self and meaningful existence. Following this session you’ll know how to flow through your days without stress, and you’ll have a much greater understanding of your body! Innerdance is also grounded in the science of vibration, senses, sound, and frequency, as it creates shifts through
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Weight Loss Tips from a Dietician

Many are seeking weight loss regimes or programmes but it is important that whatever diet or exercise programme that you are on is sustainable in the long term. As a dietician, here are some important principles that I counsel clients on how to lose weight through food. Avoid sweetened drinks As we all know, sugar
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What Gift to Get for Dad?

As Father’s Day approaches, this would be your last chance to get something for dad and it’s never easy to find the “perfect” gift (if there’s ever such a thing). Nonetheless, we attempt to ease your frustrations and to give you some inspiration that will help convey your sense of gratitude to the hero in
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What’s Wrong With Wearing Leggings?

While it seems like leggings have become a gym and studio norm apparel, there is a woman who has made it her mission to change that – one pair of yoga leggings at a time. In a New York Times opinion article entitled “Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women”, Honor Jones spent the whole
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The Beauty of Tahitian Dance with Heiata Lee

Heiata Lee is a native Tahitian who was trained and certified at the Conservatoire Artistique de la Polynésie Française (Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia) in the art of ‘Ori Tahiti. That said, she was trained in ‘Ori Tahiti since she was a child and brought her passion for the dance to Singapore when she came in
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Get Fit to the Core at Oasia Hotel Downtown’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Oasia Hotel Downtown is turning 2 and they’re gonna throw a fitastic party to celebrate! Happening on Saturday, 28 April and themed along Oasia’s three wellness pillars – Recharge, Refuel and Refresh, the party is a celebration of a fit and fabulous lifestyle that starts from the core. Join in a morning of activities to
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Interview with Fitness Guru Mark Macdonald

When nutritionist and renowned fitness guru, Mark Macdonald, was in town recently to promote his new weight management programme, we took the chance to speak to him to find out more about the programme, his books as well as his prolific career of coaching many professional athletes such as Olympic Gold Medallists, Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics)
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Interview with Dr Cheng of Women Infinity

With the growing wellness industry, it is always refreshing to find womenpreneurs who step up and are passionate about health as well as helping others. We spoke to Dr Cheng, founder of Women Infinity, which is a brand of collagen that has been helping women achieve better skin as well as better joint health. It
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Hacks for Thinning Hair

If your hair is thinning, it could be due to a few reasons but while you’re seeking treatment for it, having bald spots or balding spots can be a rather embarrassing affair. Besides having a bad combover, here are some hacks to help you look like you have a crowning glory without wearing that hat
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Why Prince Charming Must Die

Ladies, get rid of the prince and be your own hero! Every woman I know loves the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  How could we not? A modern Cinderella tale, Pretty Woman plays into every fantasy we have as women, yearning for a rich, handsome and dashing hero to save us
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5 Reasons to Try Swimming

When we want to start a new exercise we usually go for something that involves running, but there’s another type of exercise that can help us get fit just as well, swimming.

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Make Up 101 Workshop

Love buying make up but don’t have the skills to get the look you want? Have a whole bunch of make up products lying around but have not figured how best to use them? Let a professional make up artist teach you basic make up skills and learn how to utilise that make up palette
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Discovering the Essence of Yoga with Jal Yoga’s Founder

Jal Yoga officially opened its doors in Singapore in late January to bring practitioners of yoga, Pilates and barre to new levels of authenticity and realisation. Nestled in the lush greenery at Alexandra, the brand new studio mixes state-of-the-art facilities with thoughtfully designed space to give their clients a beautiful space to contemplate, relax and
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What are Primary Foods?

We are all foodies, growing up and living in Singapore, you cannot escape it. Food is inherently a huge part of our culture, it forms a part of our identity. Adapting a concept from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the food we love to ingest and partake in social gatherings is called secondary food. What
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Know Your Skin’s Undertone

When I studied graphic design as well as make up, I had to study colours and this really helped me when it comes to picking the right colours for clothes and make up for myself as well as for clients. Hence, knowing your skin’s undertone helps you pick suitable clothes, make up and even hair
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Philippines Wins Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size 2017

Last night’s Ms Top of the World Plus Size 2017 grand finals saw fifteen delegates from all over the world competing for the crown, which was eventually awarded by 2016’s winner, Fiona Tan, to Ms Philippines Jodel Padao Mesina. 2017’s newly crowned Ms Top of the World Plus Size, Ms Philippines, Jodel Padao Mesina Miss
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Spreading Body Confidence Through Pageantry

There is a lot of flak against beauty pageants, with most detractors stating that it promotes superficial standards of beauty…but what if the pageant was for plus sized women? That is something that the delegates of Miss & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size answered in heartfelt speeches in last night’s personal profile interview
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Rocking Plus Size Swim Wear

Swim wear has often been that piece of clothing which women often have body confidence issues with because it doesn’t allow you to cover up much of your flaws (although nobody is perfect) and one often feels judged. However, the ladies from this year’s Miss Top of the World Plus Size shows us that you
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Showcasing the Miss Top of the World Plus Size Talents

It’s the second day of arrivals for the contestants of Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2017 and the 15 delegates had half a day of rehearsals for the Grand Finals on Sunday before they were treated to a Peranakan Laksa lunch at Katong. Miss Kyrgyzstan and Miss Israel enjoying their bowls of laksa
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Welcoming Miss Top of the World Plus Size International

The delegates for the international beauty pageant, Miss Top of the World Plus Size, started arriving in Singapore last night and were treated to a welcome dinner at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy hotel. The theme for the dinner was “Colours of Summer” and the dinner was definitely a lively affair with delegates decked out
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Interview with 5 Plus Sized and Fabulous Women

We caught up with five fabulous women who are plus sized but do not let it define their confidence. Instead, they are proponents of body confidence and are working towards empowering fellow women in their own ways. Fiona Tan (FT) made Singapore proud when she was crowned Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016 and
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Singapore to Host Miss Top of the World Plus Size International 2017

For the first time ever, international plus size pageant Miss Top of the World Plus Size (TOTW PS) will be held in Singapore, marking the launch of the republic’s first plus size beauty pageant. Helming the pageant is Singapore’s first plus size beauty queen Fiona Tan, who was crowned both Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016 and Miss
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How Can Strength Training Help You Lose Weight?

People who want to lose that extra few pounds mostly do cardio. While it’s definitely true that it will get your heart rate up and help your body burn those unwanted calories, what’s really going to give you that extra boost is proper strength training. Strength training exercise could strengthen your bones, improve your balance,
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Activewear Fashion Show at Wellness Day Out

If you think activewear is only suited for the gym or the yoga studio, think again. As part of our Wellness Day Out, we did an activewear fashion show featuring outfits from our sponsors FUNFIT, Negative Ion Clothing and Princessa; styled by Vrinda Seth and featuring contestants from DreamGirl SG as well as Fiona Tan,
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7 Fashion Tips for Tall and Curvy Women

Trousers are awesome If you are tall and curvy, trousers work best – they are comfortable, easy to wear, can be worn in any weather and they look great. Make sure to buy a pair of good fitted trousers where they are not too short or too long, don’t ride up your buttocks, back or
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Get to Know The Real Person #NoLabels

We are often judged by our appearances and labelled ‘fat’, ‘skinny’, or ‘short’. This certainly causes us to lose confidence with ourselves and our body images, which isn’t the real person behind each one of us. In our body positivity campaign, we interview a few men and women to show that we are often more
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Singaporean Wins Second Runner Up in Mrs Top of the World 2017

Congratulations to 43 year-old Ice Sherry Lee who recently competed in the international Mrs Top of the World pageant in Riga, Latvia! The Singaporean mother of two was one of the few Asians in the competition and she bagged the title of Second Runner Up, beating 16 other contestants who were mostly in their early
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DreamGirl SG – Singapore’s First and Only Competition for Petite Women

The Wellness Insider is proud to be a community partner of DreamGirl SG – Singapore’s first and only competition for petite women (1.65m and below). Organised by O2 Incorporated, the competition is unlike beauty pageants or any other female-oriented competitions as they  believe in finding beautiful, intelligent and passionate ladies out there who do not
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Comedian Shows the Ridiculousness of the Thigh Gap Phenomenon

Sometimes the best method to show people how ridiculous some things can be is through comedy, and that’s just what Luisa Omelian aims to do when she talks about a familiar topic, thigh gaps.

Woman of Influence Interview on Soul Rich Woman

Our founder, Melissa Fann, was interviewed by Genecia Alluora of Soul Rich Woman as part of their “Women of Influence” series. As such, the topic was about how Melissa is a woman of influence – what that means in today’s terms and how does one become influential. As mentioned by Melissa during the interview, we
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How to Take Selfies like a Pro

The art of taking selfies. It is how we can see ourselves and how others see us in this social media age. The built-in camera in our handy smartphones have enabled us to freely take selfies, and of other people and memories we wish to keep. Some people feel that this is a sign of
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Giant Boob Makes a Statement About Breastfeeding

Last Sunday was Mothers’ Day in the UK and if you were in the Shoreditch area of London, you would’ve seen a giant inflatable breast with a prominent nipple sitting on top of a building. Now, before you start thinking that this is some sort of shock art or an ad for porn, it was marketing
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