Did that question stump you? As someone whose weight had yoyo-ed up and down at different stages in my life, I was really curious where my human fat had gone.
By the way, the photograph you see of me on the left was taken when I was 30 years old in 2001 at the Spring Ball, while at business school in the US. The me back then dieted often, counted calories and was always worried about my health. On the right, you have the "new me", taken last month: 20 pounds (9kg) lighter and three clothing sizes smaller and eating a lot more without worrying about gaining weight.
People who knew my in the 1990s don't usually recognize me. When they finally realize that it's Swee Lin, they admit that they no longer recognize me because of how much weight I lost.
My book, 10 EASY HABITS OF EATING WELL, BEING WELL is coming out very soon. I do not pretend to be a technical expert or guru in food and nutrition. What I am is a layman who has researched and read voraciously on a topic which I am deeply passionate about. As a researcher, I can synthesize a lot of information from different sources and share the findings in simple, accessible everyday language. I wrote the book because people kept asking me what I had done to lose the weight when I clearly eat well and enjoy food. And no, I do not go to the gym that often. I hope that more people can benefit from what I have learnt through the years and tested on myself.
For this blog, I decided to go back to what I enjoy best! Researching, reading and life-long learning! Having sifted through tons of information when writing this book, I wanted to share a delightful, funny, informative video featuring Biochemist, Ruben Meerman. While I was very tempted to summarize the findings, in this case, I didn't want to have spoilers that would distract from the journey which Ruben takes us on. So, please enjoy this clip: THE MATHEMATICS OF WEIGHT LOSS