Tips for Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits for the New Year

Makati City—February 14, 2019—The new year always brings excitement and motivation for people who want to have a fresh start. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we hear is about healthy eating, which is also probably one of the hardest things to follow.

However, don’t give up just yet. Making changes in your health takes commitment, but it is possible. One of the keys to succeeding is by forming and maintaining healthy eating habits.

Not sure where to start? Worry no more as Beko Philippines, the Official Partner of the Everyday, listed four tips to help make 2019 a healthful year for you and your family.

Drink enough water

We all know that drinking water is essential for the body but, what most of us don’t realize is how being properly hydrated plays a key role in our health.  In fact, dehydration often manifests as hunger, causing you to eat more.

Water not only helps the human body function well, but it also helps in maintaining a healthy weight and eliminating toxins. So, keep in mind to drink at least eight to 10 glasses every day.

Avoid fast food

Fast foods like French fries, burgers, pizzas, doughnuts, among many others, are high in sodium, fat, and sugar. Eating too much of it over a long period of time raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.

Going to fast food joints can also lead to the formation of unhealthy eating habits. That is why it is important to eat it in moderation—or better if not at all.

Choose the better option

Some of the foods we enjoy eating are often not good for us. That is why it is essential to look for healthy alternatives. For instance, you can replace your regular fries with sweet potato. This slightly sweeter option is higher in fiber and vitamin A and is lower in calories than your usual potato.

You can also replace the classic hotdogs and burgers with a sandwich made with natural ingredients. By choosing the better option, you are ensuring your health and the quality of the food you consume.

Pack a healthy lunch and snacks for work or school

Packing lunch and snack for you or your kids is not only a good way to save money but is also an effective way to eat healthier since you know what ingredients are going into it.

By preparing your own food, you are able to control the quality and the amount of food you eat. It also help you avoid grabbing food from the cafeteria, restaurant or fast food, which are often not the healthiest option.

To make the journey in maintaining healthy eating habits more fun, consider using Beko’s GG15126DXPR Cooking Range, which has four Gas Burners plus a Wok Burner, Gas Oven, and Electric Grill. This cooker has the CleanZone feature, where the inner glass doors of the ovens are coated in oleophobic technology, which resists dirt and grimes so you don’t have to spend your time cleaning oven doors with heavy duty products. It also has an electronic ignition integrated into the knobs, which provides easy and simple lighting for gas burners.

The GG15126DXPR’s oven has a Gas Safety feature, which senses flames that might occur. If the flame goes out accidentally by wind or some kind of liquid, the gas flow automatically cuts off. And lastly, it has a Flame Failure Device for Burners that automatically cuts off the gas supply to prevent any gas leakage if the flame is accidentally extinguished by wind or overflowing liquid.

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Say "I Love You" this Valentine's Day with Viber

Surprise your loved ones with heart-shaped instant videos—for a limited time only!

Viber is giving you more ways to spread the love this Valentine’s Day. From February 11 to 15, users
can send heart-shaped instant video messages to friends, family, and significant others within the app.

Find a new way to surprise your loved ones with this adorable, limited-edition feature. Great for family Valentine’s greetings or kilig messages to your special someone, Viber’s heart-shaped videos are perfect for expressing all your feelings this season of love.

To send these cute little videos, simply hold the instant video icon and release when you’re donerecording. This exciting new feature comes in direct response to Viber users’ clear preference for fun, personalized ways to communicate, with many using stickers, GIFs, and “Shouts,” or colored-background chat messages.

“In 2018 alone, users globally sent over 6 billion love-related stickers and GIFs combined to express their love, heart, and emotions to those they wanted to share it with,” says Ofir Eyal, COO of Viber. “With Viber, connecting now goes beyond touching base online. It means connecting emotionally to those you love and think about most, and by using our special heart-shaped instant videos this Valentine’s Day, users can make a lasting impression from anywhere in the world.” 

And since Viber is the most secure messaging app out there, you can be sure that your messages will not be viewed by any third parties. You can even self-destruct your messages when you want to, giving you full control over your communications.

The heart-shaped instant video feature is part of the latest Viber 10 update, which also includes a new
design and faster-messaging capabilities than ever before. Have a great Valentine’s season with Viber!

Everything at Sugarhouse

It's Valentine's Day once again and here's a place where you can dine for heavy meal, take out Filipino delicacies or satisfy your cravings for cakes. Sugarhouse is not just a place for cakes, it's also perfect for everyone who wants to have something new for there palates.

Sugarhouse in Glorietta, Makati City have cakes and pies that is famous for a balanced taste of sweetness. They offer a 10% discount for their Cake of the Month, and for birthday celebrants, a Birthday Blowout from Sugarhouse that gives you a 20% OFF on your birthday week. This Valentine's day, Valentine's Day cake varieties for only ₱385 that you can customize with letter, and Heart-shaped Valentine's Day Emblems that is just ₱80 each. 

There's more! For someone who wants to dine, they have variety of meals that you can choose from their menu — soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and rice meals. Hot and cold beverages are also available — coffee, tea, fresh fruit shakes, soda juice and chocolate drinks.

Sugarhouse Glorietta, Makati City do have it all! Take out or dine-in, you will definitely have a taste of good food and good service! For more details about their Cake of the Month and promos, like and follow on Facebook, Instagram @sugarhouseph, Twitter @sugarhouseph, or visit

Balikbayan Balikbaon for Everyone

As a Filipino, I am proud to say that our delicacies are one of the best in the world that not only us but also people from around the globe appreciate and love. We love bringing pasalubong whether going out of the country or just bringing something home for our loved ones. We're known to love food and share food to others, thanks to our Balikbayans who brought Pinoy pride by introducing our delicacies around the world.

It's a fact that bringing our delicacies can be troublesome, with boxes of perishable goods that can really take our time how to pack them. Thanks to Goldilocks, the number one bakeshop, for creating their famous PINOYDELIline, serving ready to eat Filipino favorites in easy to carry packs.

Bring a piece of Goldilocks' PINOYDELI line wherever you go! 

A collection of delicious sauces — Sweet Chili and Spiced Vinegar(Sinamak), and authentic condiment — Shrimp Paste (Special Bagoong) and Chili Garlic in Oil.
Bring anywhere the Original Filipino Dishes — Bicol Express, Beef Caldereta, and Pork Lechon Paksiw.
For sweets lovers, Goldilocks' SWEET TREATS can definitely satisfy your cravings — Goldilocks signature Assorted Polvoron, Popcorn treats, Brownie Crisps, Cinamon Bites, and Buttercreme Bites.
"BALIK-BAON" serve as perfect gifts for our Balikbayans to share with people all over the world! Grab these and other BALIK-BAON goodies at any Goldilocks Bakeshop and Food Store nationwide. You may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPh, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the Goldilocks website at

The Marketplace is now open in Iloilo

The Marketplace, a premium grocery, opened its second branch last November 28 at Plazuela Dos, Pison Avenue, Mandurriao, continues to offer Iloilo shoppers access to all the freshest and finest products.

The Marketplace has transformed the ordinary grocery experience into one pf premium grocery and lifestyle shopping, with a unique and extensive selection of local and international products that include exclusive brands like Waitrose from the UK and Casino from France, and the best deals and in-store promotions. The opening of the second Marketplace in Iloilo marks the chain's latest effort in bringing sophisticated shopping to more Filipino families, bringing more variety as well as great convenience and comfort in its surroundings.

"We are delighted to bring a second The Marketplace store to Iloilo so more Ilonggos can enjoy a different, upscale grocery experience," says The Marketplace Vice President for Non Food Merchandising, Mr. Kerwin Legarde. "Our wide array of fresh picks and quality items from all over the world, along with impeccable customer service in a thoughtfully designed space make sure your shopping enjoyment is taken to a whole new level."

Perfect for those with carefully-cultivated palate, The Marketplace invites you to discover the world's best gourmet brands, high quality fresh products, and freshly cooked meals daily. Experience and enjoy shopping like you've never enjoyed it before! 

For more details, visit, follow and like rustansfresh on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Marketplace by Rustan's store locations:

San Antonio Plaza • Rockwell Power Plant Mall • Central Square Bonifacio High Street • Connecticut San Juan • Eastwood City • Shangri-la Plaza • Paseo de Roces •  Santolan Town Plaza • Three Central • Westborough • Leonard Woods • Festive Walk Mall • Plazuela Dos • The Met Live Mall • Glorietta • Greenbelt 1 • Paseo de Magallanes • Alphaland Makati Place • Paseo Center • Century City Mall 

North Area: Gateway Mall • Katipunan • Tomas Morato • P. Guevarra • Corinthian Hills • Village Center Antipolo • The Grove by Rockwell • Ayala Malls the 30th

South Area: Ayala Alabang Village • Evia Lifestyle Center • Uptown Mall BGC

Cebu: Oakridge Business Park • Ayala Center • Arenas Estate

CDO: Ayala Centrio Mall

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card Discounts and Rewards

Most of us know Pag-IBIG as a savings program where we can save a percentage of our  and apply for a loan—personal, housing, car, education, etc. Let me just give you a short information that can be a good help for everyone.

Pag-IBIG member can borrow from your Pag-IBIG fund which has a big difference from borrowing in banks. Pag-IBIG fund is all about sustainability or profitability and the 5.3% will remain for as long as Pag-IBIG fund will not borrow from the market. Interest rates for your loans are much lower, so now is the right time to apply for a housing loan.

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card
As Pag-IBIG Fund member everyone is entitled to get a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card. The program provides its members an additional platform for savings through discounts and reward/peso points on purchases and services from partner-merchants. For only ₱100 you can you get to enjoy big discounts and rewards.

How to apply for a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card
  1. Fill out a Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card application form (downloadable from or get one from the nearest Pag-IBIG Fund branch). Make sure that you have a Pag-IBIG Fund Membership ID (MID) number.
  2. Submit the duly accomplished form at the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card enrollment kiosk in any branch.
  3. Validate your information as shown in the computer monitor.
  4. Have your picture taken and fingerprints scanned, then sign on the digital tablet.

There will be more partners to come! By the second quarter of 2019, application for the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card will be open to all its members. For updates and inquiries, visit, like and follow


Mr., Mrs. & Lady Clear Launch by AMC Star Marketing Services Inc.

Star Marketing Services Inc., headed by Ms. Anna Sepnio, AMC President,  launched Mr., Mrs., & Lady Clear Personal Hygiene and Home care product line last December 5 at Sulo Riviera Hotel. The proudly Filipino product were showcased together with their respective brand ambassadors. 

These products are safe to use and affordable. Each product is reliable to use for home and personal care that will suite everyone's budget and expectations. All these products will soon be available in local supermarkets and convenience stores.

Mr. Clear Products:
  • Mr Clear Anti-Perspirant - provides 2-hour protection from sweat and body odor and effectively whitens underarm.
  • Mr. Clear Body Mist - long lasting and refreshing with a passionate romance that helps keep unwanted body odor. Contains fragrance casaba and sweet freesia fragrance.
  • Mr. Clear Pomade - nourishes scalp hair. Provides medium hold with great shine and hair grower active formula enhanced with soothing babassu oil, penetrates quickly with no greasy after feel. Coconut oil gives a high shine and medium versatile hold. Together, these super emollient oils help hydrate and fortify hair over time.
Mr. Clear Brand Ambassadors:
  • Mark Kevin Baloaloa (Mr. International Philippines 2018)
  • John Paul Ocat (Man of the World Philippines 2018)
  • Casius Panopio (Misters of Filipinas, 1st Runner-Up)
  • Federico Palejon (Misters of Filipinas 2nd Runner Up)
  • Ruben Anthony Timbol (Misters of Filipinas 2nd Runner Up)

Mrs. Clear Products: 
Made for moms who keep their homes safe. These products also provide them with the best care they can give to their family.

  • Mrs. Clear Toilet Bowl Cleaner - an eco-friendly product that provides a fresh fragrance. It gives you cleaner and better-looking household surface especially on toilet bowl, tiles and many more.
  • Mrs. Clear Dishwashing Liquid - serves as a moisturizer, with natural scent of calamansi, contains anti-bacterial agent to effectively remove bad smell, cleans dirt, grease and oil.
  • Mrs. Clear Disinfectant - it serves as a protection from harmful viruses, it also removes 99% of dirt, bacteria, mildew, mold, and anything unsanitary on most household surface.
  • Mrs. Clear Fabric Conditioner - gives a natural scent of sunshine pink made with special formula that lasts throughout the day. Provides comfort. moisture, and volume to our clothes. It also prevents stiffness that makes our clothes gentler to touch.
  • Mrs. Clear Detergent Powder - easily removes dirt and provide freshness that lasts throughout the day. It also serves as a moisturizer, while enjoying a bubbly and aromatic scent upon washing your clothes.
  • Mrs. Clear Liquid Detergent - can easily dissolve from water, effectively clean clothes and eliminates odor.
Mrs. Clear Brand Ambassador: Kim Gonzaga (Miss Philippines Earth Makati 2016)

Lady Clear Products are for women on the go who, these products help them get thru their busy schedule keeping the clean and fresh although out their busy day.
  • Lady Clear Feminine Wash - cleans and maintain the natural balance of every lady's intimate part. Effective for absorbing moisture and helps prevent from odor and irritation.
  • Lady Clear Insect Repellant - has a powerful knockdown formula that helps prevent bugs and insects from home, plus it provides fast killing power,
  • Lady Clear Body Mist - has a long lasting and refreshing body mists with a passionate romance that helps keep unwanted body odor. Contains cassaba and sweet  freesia fragrance, in orange, strawberry and apple scents.
  • Lady Clear Hand Sanitizer - provides anti-bacterial agent that helps kill 99% bacteria. Also serves as moisturizer, easy to use and dries quickly after rubbing.
  • Lady Clear Hair Spa Treatment Shampoo - provides smooth and shiny hair. Makes curly hair less frizzy, easier to style and straighter hair in appearance.
  • Lady Clear Shower Gel - has a natural sweet aroma, it gives you better and fashionable bath experience. 
  • Lady Clear Body Lotion - provides you flawless and natural skin. It prevents dryness and oiliness, and moisturizes your skin.
Lady Clear Brand Ambassadors:
  • Smantha Mae Bernardo (Binibining Pilipinas 2018 2nd Runner Up)
  • Shanice Eva Bailon (Supermodel International Philippines 2016)
For those who also want to become distributor partners who are willing to join AMC in providing Safe, Affordable and Reliable products, they are now open for application.

To get more updates and information, like and follow
or contact: AMC Star Marketing Services Inc. at 728 1804 and 0915 754 4351.
Head office: 4/F Alpha Square, A. Bonifacio St., Cainta, Rizal.

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