• HEALTH & FITNESS,  supplements

    Omega 3 – Benefits of taking Fish Oil Supplements

    Ah, welcome to Macho Mom’s wonderful world of supplement reviews. Today it’s Omega-3 or more commonly known as fish oil supplements. When I first started blogging, I reviewed supplements like collagen or glutathione for the sake of beauty. Ever since I’ve hit the big 3-0, I’ve been taking them mainly for wellness (that’s what they’re meant for anyway silly lol). I’m taking omega 3 for a whole lotta reasons. Mainly because of it’s anti-inflammatory properties! It makes my joints stronger, body heal faster, and lowers my tourretes’ symptoms. Which we’ll explain below ūüôā What is Omega 3? Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of important fats that you must obtain…

  • HEALTH & FITNESS,  supplements

    6 Quick Cold Remedies that Works for Me

    Last night, I was feeling the worst (again). Colds have been running down my nose non-stop, my body is aching, cough is worst at night, and I want to feel better ASAP. Anyone who’s reading this can probably relate because you’re also in search for quick relief. Thank goodness I keep a stash of the quick cold remedies that works for me. Each product is hand-picked, tried, and tested by yours truly.¬† But before that, let me share with you some bits of knowledge on having colds. Some mistake it for flu but they’re different!¬† It is best you SEE A DOCTOR if symptoms persists or worsens. Colds vs Flu…

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    TIGER BALM BRAND COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES (Officially!)

    Many of us grew up with the scent of Tiger Balm wafting throughout the house. For generations, those jars of Tiger Balm White and Tiger Balm Red were a staple in every home‚Äôs medicine cabinet as an all-around solution for itchiness, headaches, and muscle and joint pains. And this Tiger Balm tradition of healing is something that many of us carried as we grew up and moved out of our parents‚Äô or grandparents‚Äô house. It gave the comfort and nostalgia of our mom‚Äôs care and love, and gave us assurance that what we‚Äôre putting on our body won‚Äôt cause us any harm since its core are herbal ingredients.¬† On Stress…

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    REVIEW: Frozen Collagen (with Glutathione)

    Can’t stop won’t stop. I’ve been taking beauty supplements since highschool, trying and reviewing brands along the way. DON’T JUDGE. Kikaysikat has always been a safe haven for open-minded individuals who wants to try read honest reviews on beauty products that are sometimes tagged as “taboo”. If you’re morena and proud, I’m happy for you! If you want to be fair and mestiza, I respect that. Today we’ll be featuring Frozen Collagen by Gluta Frozen (Price: 540php for 60 capsules at¬† https://instagram.com/makeyoublushph) . A thailand beauty product. Continue for my full review with before & after photos. ANG BILIS NYA UMEFFECT GUYS! ¬† Also read:¬† Do collagen supplements work? Collagen…

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    8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Still Drink Milk Everyday

    I am not a milk drinker. I only drink milk when mixed with chocolate or strawberry or melon. I cannot take it as it is. I had poor nutrition, sickly, underweight. Who else should I blame but the people who raised me? That’s why when I became a parent, and gave birth to macho kid, besides exclusively breastfeeding him for 2 years. I want him to drink milk regularly.¬† ¬† Why Is it important for children to drink milk everyday? ¬† 1. Milk Is Rich In Calcium Milk is one of the best sources of calcium that your kid can consume. It keeps your kid‚Äôs bones healthy and strong and…

  • fitness routines, apps and exercise,  HEALTH & FITNESS

    How to Stop from Binge Eating aka Notes to Self

    I barely miss a day at the gym. It has become a habit, a lifestyle. But how come I don’t see the progress I expect? On some cases, just like today; my body seems to be in it’s worse form than before. Why? Written a lot of articles on different diets, from fads to what actually works. I never got the courage to admit that I am a failure because no matter how much I wrote about eating right. One emotional meltdown and I’m back to where I started. Binging on milk tea, donuts, iced lattes, and other emotionally satisfying sugar. Turning it into an endless unhealthy cycle. ¬† How…

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    Fitness Plan for Busy Moms that Worked for Me

    It’s been a few years since I’ve written my “Project Sexy Program” from my old blog kikaysikat.com. Inspite of the occasional donuts and milk tea, on weird days. I keep on coming back to this nutrition and workout plan and so far it gave me the best body I’ve ever achieved so far. Learning never stops and I think I’ll be reading my own article from time to time!¬† I’m sure it will get better when I get the discipline to strictly follow my macros! But UGH MILK TEA and SAMGYUPSAL IS LIFE T_T #ironies #temptations Please follow me on instagram: @themachomom ¬† Nutrition – Lean Gains To summarize, lean…

  • HEALTH & FITNESS,  LIFESTYLE,  reviews

    REVIEW: EasyFlo Menstrual Cup + FAQ

    I’m sorry. I’ve been procrastinating. It’s been 5 days since I last published an article here on my blog and that’s the longest ever. Life has been crazy lately and I want to blame it on the¬†Mercury Retrogade or my recent bout of monthly period. Speaking of period. It’s been almost 6 months since I switched to using menstrual cups. Never going back to pads I tell you! Save the planet save your wallet! Today I’m going to review a new brand that I’ve been using for the past 2 periods. The¬†Easy Flo Menstrual Cup! Related read: Menstrual Cups 101 Is it better? Is it worse? Is it comfortable? How…

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    REVIEW and FAQ: On Wearing Reusable Cloth Sanitary Pads

    Excuse-moi for my make-up free face! Haha! I’m so excited to share with you something sustainable. Something that can save the planet and your wallet at the same time!¬†*drumroll* they’re¬†reusable cloth pads¬†(panty liners or napkins or sanitary pads) whatever you prefer to call em. Basically, they’re made out of cloth (duh) and you use it to replace regular napkins that’s made out of plastics, gels, and papers. How much?¬†100php/pad for a liner size, 150php for a napkin size Where to buy? @paralumanph on instagram¬†(they also sell other sustainable goods like metal straws etc) Before discovering these, I used to change my pads 3-4x a day depending on my flow. Saw…

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    Considering Switching to Using Menstrual Cups? Here’s everything you need to know

    I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite and claim I’m living sustainably 100%, but I do try what I can to somehow lessen the waste that I produce as a person. It all started with metal straws, then not asking for bags when shopping, then cloth pantyliner and reusable cotton pads. Until I finally mustered enough courage to try what I’m curious, but fearful of the most. Menstrual Cups Continue reading to learn more about using menstrual cups and why I’m a convert. ¬† What is a Menstrual Cup? It is a¬† small, flexible cup is made of silicone or latex rubber. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a…

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