Chicken Carrots Patties with Brown Rice (250 calories per serving)

The idea of this dish came from an auntie from Vietnam, she’s an amazing chef and whenever I go visit her, she makes this beautiful meat patties that’s serve with wrapped fresh lettuce. It’s so yummy that I always go for thirds.

So here’s my version, made from chicken and carrots served with brown rice, takes about 20 minutes to make. I had so much fun making these but even more fun eating them! Chum chum! I hope you guys will enjoy it too!

September 1, 2014:

A healthier alternative will be to baked them instead of pan frying them in oil. Using a non-stick baking pan/sheet, Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, flip patties, and bake for an additional 7 minutes. You can place a small bowl of water into the corner of the oven, this will help steam the patties and keep them moist.

Thanks to Rparacelsus from Calories Count for the awesome tip!




Have a Happy Workout Day,

christine, 82 Flavors


Day 2: Crouching Diet, Hidden Trainers

If I want to master the arts of Crouching Diet and Hidden Trainers, I must go to the Temple of the Unknown, where I will seek my master who can guide me through my journey.

I decided to take the 3 day trail walk through the dense forest. As always, he somehow knew I was coming and was sitting under a beautiful blossom tree stroking his long white beard. The first thing I did was bow to him and said master I have failed you. He laughs…… than chanted

” You will only gain if you eat more than your body requires, you will only lose weight if burn more than your body needs ”

He never said a word after that.

To be continue

Real Life Story, Well, Sort Of

Basically the master was my personal training instructor, he has been teaching personal training in Hong Kong for years. He’s actually represented Hong Kong in a couple of body building competition. He basically said, ” Christine, have a good look at the food and calories you been consuming and start moving your butt. No, your dog doing yoga, isn’t the same as you working out!.” Lol

My calculation

So I did my calculation to find out all about my calories requirements to lose, maintain and gain weight. Here’s the calculator I used.


– 1624 calories a day, to lose weight, this will maintain my muscles (muscles help me burn fat) and you get to eat real food
– 2050 calories a day to maintain my weight of 72.2kg
– 2233 calories a day to gain extra weight

How do I lose weight?

EATING RIGHT is an important factor to weight loss. My body needs fuel to help me lose weight, if I don’t eat I might lose weight rapidly but also muscles mass, slow down my metabolism so badly that my body will start going to survival mode and absorb every drop of calories and fat in my body to it survivals. Once I start eating normally, I’ll regain all my weight that I’ve lost and since I’ve already messed up my metabolism and stressed out my body. It will takes twice as long to lose even a pound. Sound familiar? It’s call the YOYO effect!

USE YOUR BODY OR LOSE YOUR BODY, if I want to lose weight and also enjoy my favourite double scope chocolate ice cream fudge sundae (700 cals), my favourite pizza (500 cals) and my favourite salmon salad with blue cheese (500 cals) than I will need to burn off the extra calories I ate by exercising.

My fuel

CARBS: 122.90 each day
PROTEIN: 149 each day
FAT: 59.50 each day
FIBER: 30-37 each day

Getting Started

I am not going to jump into this 1624 calories diet right away, I’ve been doing it for two days and I feel like I have an hangover. My plan is to calculate my usual calories intake by using my Calories Count App. I will then decrease it by 5-10 percent every two days so my body has time to adapts. I don’t wanna over shock my body and go back binging on carbs galore!

Will let you know the results after a day or two.

Have a Happy Workout Day Everyone

~ Christine, 82 Flavors ~

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Day 1: Drink Water? Are you kidding me? It’s like saying eat your broccoli Plan

Weight: 72.2 kg (158.84 pounds)

Waist line: 36 inch, Tummy: 40 inch


Breakfast: Scramble Eggs (199 cals), whole wheat bun (90 cals), Water with Apple Cider Vinegar (7 cals) and Hot lemon Tea (51 cals)

Lunch: Chinese Vegetable (19 cals), Brown Rice (153 cals), Chicken Fillet (110 cals), Carrots (17 cals)

Dinner: Chinese Vegetable (19 cals), Brown Rice (153 cals), Chicken Fillet (110 cals), Enoki Mushrooms (10 cals)

Snacks: 3 Kiwi (150 cals), ground flax seed (100 cals), seaweed (50 cals), tomato crackers (300 cals)

Total Consumed Calories: 1,538 calories

Exercise Routine:

Yoga with dog 20 min (58 cals)
Aerobic High Impact 5 min (30 cals)

Total Burnt calories: 88 cals


Day One Meal

Christine, 82 Flavors

Day 1: Drink Water? Are you kidding me? It’s like saying eat your broccoli!

I cannot stand drinking water – it’s like a chore for me, just imagine a mother trying to get their 3 year old kid to eat their medication. Probably goes something like this…

1. Pin kid onto bed
2. Force medicine down throat
3. Open mouth to make sure it’s gone
4. Mission Accomplished

Now imagine me doing that to myself every time I drink water.

The only time I enjoy water is while I am working out because I’m so thirsty. Just to let you know, I haven’t worked out for at least three years.

Making Every Drops Count

I’ve done some research on how I can make my experience of drinking water more pleasurable while keeping any gag reflexes at bay. Apparently adding a few drops of Apple Cider Vinegar into my water will help give it some fresh apple taste (JUMP WITH JOY)! Also, to motivate me into drinking more my ACV H2O, there are scientific research that proves adding Apple Cider Vinegar into your diet helps with the break down of fat in your system, lowering sugar levels in your blood and even clearing acne on your face. How amazing is that!

Now the only thing for me to do is to remember to drink it! Guess I have to set my timer and reminder on.

Christine, 82 Flavor


90 Healthy Days Weight Loss Challenge

Welcome to 82 Flavors, my name is Christine and this is my personal blog about my 90 Healthy Day Weight Loss Challenge.

My goal is to:

  • Lose weight by exploring healthy food and recipes
  • Setting up an exercise routine that’s  easy to maintain for myself
  • Being able to enjoy my consumption of alcohol and snacks but to a minimum
  • Enjoy and have fun while losing weight!

May the weights be ever in your favor, let the challenge begin!




~ Christine, 82 Flavors~