Is it just me…?

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or when you’re working at a desk all day, on the computer, you feel peckish all the time?! I’m a terrible one for snacking… especially after my lunch I always feel like munching on something sweet!! So I’ve decided to ONLY have dried fruits in my drawer! So whenever I feel like snacking, I can only have dried fruits! I know they aren’t the healthiest since dried fruits have higher concentration of sugars BUT because of that they also have a higher concentration of nutrients!

So what I do is every time I have enough of my fruits, I would have a small sip of water and swish it around my mouth to get rid of the bits that are stuck to my teeth. And if possible I would go brush my teeth. In saying so though, it’s not like i’m eating 24/7 (however likely it may seem!), most times I get peckish around lunch hours and I always brush my teeth after lunch! But remember that max you should brush your teeth is 3 times a day, otherwise it may cause irritation in the gums… So to ensure I don’t have all that sugar stuck to my teeth I make sure to eat my sweet dried fruits after my lunch and then I brush my teeth after!
There will be times when you won’t have to luxury to brush your teeth, so just have a bottle of water handy and swish some water around your mouth a few times. Better than nothing!!

Have a super Tuesday!

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I’m back and here are some updates!

Good morning world! (as oppose to “Hello World!” … get it? *programmer joke*)

I’ve been slacking with blogging… but I’ve decided to get back to it! I’ve since graduated from Computer Science and I’m now working! Woo go me! But it’s very difficult to get hired by companies at times because I lack the experience that’s required. Also, I’m terrible at the technical challenges. So in order to improve myself and get better at it, I am on hackerrank.com doing challenges there whenever I can! The contests they have on there is also fun to participate in if you have the time! I highly recommend it!

Computers and jobs aside, I’ve been having some issues with my gums and teeth for a while now.. and I’ve always been so cautious of what I eat because of it. And nothing I do seem to help it get better.

I’ve been eating very “healthy” and trying out many different diets… ranging from mainly fresh fruits and vegs and cutting out gluten and processed foods, eating milk kefir, making kombucha, intermittent fasting.. You name it! But none of it seems to help. It’s rather frustrating.

So I was talking to my best friend and she said something which made so much sense. She said maybe what you think is healthy is not actually that healthy because you don’t eat enough of those things to get enough nutrients in your body to heal your gums/teeth. So I thought about it and that’s right, when I was younger, I never had such problems with my gums and teeth because I ate everything, I didn’t restrict myself from any foods. So now instead of “cutting” foods from my diet, I just eat whatever my body is feeling like eating instead of saying “no I can’t eat that”.
I’m also taking supplements for iron, vitamin D and daily vitamin tablets to see if they will help.

On top of that I also do oil pulling with coconut oil once a day for 20 minutes (I read that it’s suppose to help with getting rid of bacteria in your mouth and keeps your mouth clean!), but I haven’t seen much of a difference to be honest, however I will keep it up just because my mouth does feel very clean after I do it.

So I’ll keep this updated to let you know how that goes! Not like you care but it’s almost like a way for me to keep blogging 🙂

Have a super Monday!