Nutrition / Food You Lose, You Win Stars Reveal Their Staple Supermarket Picks Our weight loss champs share their top supermarket buys that help maintain their fit new bods PUBLISHED: April 19, 2017 | BY AMYLIA HILDA DANIEL CHAN Hazlinda Herman Before: 122kg After: 97kg Hazlinda’s mother struggles with diabetes and that is what prompted Hazlinda to change her lifestyle for the better. After starting her fitness journey, she’s learned that eating right doesn’t mean letting go of the fun stuff, but rather, to go for quality foods that are more satisfying and crush cravings. She’s since learned some tips from her mum—“As a diabetic, my mother trains her mind to eat healthier treats. For example, she snacks on celery sticks during teatime. She reminds me that it’s not wrong to enjoy desserts but not to overindulge.” Top supermarket buys: Gardenia 100% wholegrain bread Nestle Greek Yogurt Skippy Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (it contains less sodium and sugar than other peanut butter brands.) Silk Pure Almond Milk (Unsweetened) XNDO All Natural Taro Chips Read Hazlinda's full story here. DANIEL CHAN Nadirah Mansor Before: 120kg After: 60kg As a chef, Nadirah (or Dee Dee as she prefers to be called) loves good food, but she’s keenly aware of the nutritional value of her meals. “I count every calorie that goes into my mouth. I’ve stopped eating fast food. That was the hardest. No more of all that greasy stuff,” she says before adding, “Losing weight isn’t easy. You need to have a very strong mindset.” Now, she picks fresh produce from the supermarket and cooks her own meals at home. Top supermarket buys: Fruits such as pomegranate and dragon fruit Mixed lettuce Chickpeas (to make hummus) Wholegrain bread Seafood—seabass and red snapper (mostly white flesh fish) Couscous Various veggies Read Nadirah's full story here. HIZWAN HAMID Jehan Nabilah Before: 99kg After: 73kg It took Jehan over eight months to drop over 26kg, and she says that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the hardest part of the journey. She has since adopted healthier eating habits, but the hardest bit for her is staying away from all the sugary stuff. “It took me about six months to feel at ease without my favourite snacks but I feel much better, both mentally and physically.” Now she goes for quality foods that are rich in protein and fibre for a more satisfying meal so she can keep those cravings at bay. Top supermarket buys: Organic rolled oats Chia seeds Salmon fillets Almond milk Bananas Apples Read Jehan's full story here. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Cindy Hor Before: 90kg After: 66kg Makeup artist and hairstylist, Cindy Hor is always on-the-go, attending photoshoots at all hours of the day. She used to have to eat whatever meals that are served at the shoots, which usually consist of pre-packed nasi lemak or fast food. Since starting her weight loss journey, Hor has learned the benefits of meal-prepping, packing her own meals for the day. She’s also adopted healthy snacking. “Nowadays, I keep raw nuts in my bag for times I feel peckish during a long shoot,” she says. Top supermarket buys: Country Farm Trio Colour Quinoa Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour Glutino Gluten Free Crackers Fage Greek Non-fat Yogurt Organic Chia Seed Read Cindy's full story here.