Places to Visit at Tiong Bahru to Buy Foods to Lose Weight

The Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre. (Photo: Kevin Lim) Source: Channel News Asia

Are you here struggling to lose weight even though you have exercised every day for 30 minutes or more? Although exercise plays a role in losing weight, research has shown that healthy eating also will help you reach your weight goal. Healthy eating will lead you to a major push of losing weight and you will see quicker change compared to exercising. From changing your habit of eating fried food, eating vegetables every meal will allow you to see your weight decreasing. 

To create a healthy diet for every meal, here is a list of the best food that will achieve your healthy lifestyle goals and where to buy them at Tiong Bahru! 

PS: This isn’t in order from best to worst, it is just simply a list. 

1. Eggs

The egg is a popular product in every country. It can be eaten alone, alongside salad, rice, and much more variety. The best way to eat eggs to see the weight loss is by a boiled egg as it has the lowest calories because it doesn’t add any unnecessary calories. By eating boiled eggs for breakfast, you can feel less hungry when eating your next meal as it can sustain you for more than 3 hours.  

You can buy eggs at the local Tiong Bahru Market. Tiong Bahru has a lot of stalls located in the area. It ranges from different prices and different types of egg.

2. Cruciferous Vegetables

This group of vegetables contains broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, dark leafy vegetables (such as kales and arugula), and Brussel sprouts. These vegetables contain fibers and are very filling for your meals. It is very simple to incorporate into your breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner by replacing your carbs with vegetables, making them into a salad, or blending them into smoothies. In these different, unique ways of consuming vegetables, it will guarantee you to lose weight because it is high in nutrition. 

There are many places where you can buy vegetables at Tiong Bahru Market! They have a lot of stalls, selling different kinds of cruciferous vegetables, ranging at different prices! One of the most popular stalls is ‘Vegetable Store’ as it is located in the most popular area of the market as well as it has a lot of fresh vegetables. 

3. Nuts

In many nuts, it packs in fiber and protein, therefore they are a good snack for your sports-related or any long day activities. However, because nuts are high in calories, eating too much can defeat the purpose of healthy eating. Due to that, you need to watch your consumption of nuts. The best recommended serving size for nuts is a handful or roughly 42 grams. 

You can buy nuts at the FairPrice at Tiong Bahru which is at the level B1 of the Tiong Bahru Plaza. The healthiest and recommended brand of nuts to buy is Camel and it is found in the snack aisle. 

4. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is high protein content and nutrients and it has less sugar. Although different brands can have a variety of amounts of protein, the average of 198 grams of yogurts contains 20 g of protein and roughly 7 g of sugar. The sugar comes from the lactose in the milk, not from an added one. Greek yogurt can be eaten during breakfast, snack, or dessert. It can be eaten as a yogurt parfait, by adding berries and/or unsweetened granolas, or by eating it plain.

You can buy yogurt at the FairPrice at Tiong Bahru which is at the level B1 of the Tiong Bahru Plaza! The most popular and recommended brand for the best Greek yogurt is Chobani and it is easy to find in the dairy aisle. 

5. Salmon

85g of salmon contains around 22 grams of protein, which is enough protein to have in a meal. With that, salmon is a low-calorie and high protein, that will keep you full for many hours, which will lessen the need to binge eat. In addition, salmon is packed with a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, which shows to help to reduce inflammation. The best and healthiest way to eat salmon is by either grilling or baking, and pair it up with salad/vegetables of your choice!

You can buy salmon at the FairPrice Tiong Bahru! You can most likely find pre-cooked salmon at the meat section, usually at the main entrance.

6. Chicken Breast

As we all know, meat contains high in protein and it is very common to be eaten in our meals every day. Research has shown that consuming 25% of proteins will reduce your need for snacking by half and cause you to lose around 0.45 kg per week. Chicken breast is the healthiest type of protein as it is the leanest type of cut and it can be enjoyed either through grilling or baked in the oven. 

You can buy chicken at the FairPrice Tiong Bahru! You can choose between cooked or uncooked chicken to buy. The cooked chicken is usually located at the main entrance and the uncooked ones, you can find in a fridge full of meat!

7. Fruits

Although all fruits are considered healthy, some are just proven by research to be better for weight loss. Fruits such as apples and berries are the healthiest fruits. Apple is the key fruit for weight loss because they are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and also provides an arrangement of antioxidants. In addition, it is cheap, easy to find in every supermarket and can be stored in the fridge for quite some time. You can eat apples by themselves, into your salad, or with peanut butter. In addition, berries are similar to apples; they are low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Berries can also be added to your meal as a snack, into your yogurt, or as a fruit platter. 

Fruits are accessible anywhere! You can buy them at FairPrice Tiong Bahru or Tiong Bahru Market! Fruits are quite cheap in both stores. The fruits in FairPrice can be found around the entrance of the store and in the market, it is located in many areas of the place!

All of these foods mentioned above can be easily modified into your current diet to ensure that you will be successful on your weight loss journey! However, always remember that these foods are meant to be eaten in a moderate amount. With that, you may adjust your diet to what your body needs while remembering to exercise so that you can reach your weight loss goal!

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