About

Who am I?

I am a Singaporean girl who believes strongly that the best way to good health lies in eating an unprocessed diet. I started adhering to a paleo diet only quite recently in May 2013.

What are paleo principles?

Essentially, the paleo approach to health is primarily about the food we eat.  It boils down to avoiding grains, sugars and modern vegetable oils in favour of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables. This is a good resource. So is this. Other aspects of the paleo lifestyle include the way we approach exercise, the products we use on our bodies and the way we sleep.

What is your diet like?

Like with all “diets” there will be restrictions. I try to follow the paleo diet 80% of the time and the other 20% I loosen up and eat whatever I want. I eat a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits and fish on a regular day. I am not a fan of consuming a huge amount of meat and fat like some low carbers do because I don’t like the taste. I also consume dairy, mostly in the form of yoghurt. I avoid grains, white sugar and industrialised vegetable oils.

I have a weakness for Peranakan and local desserts, such as pulut hitam and tau sar piah.

Why start this blog?

It’s not easy to eat paleo in Singapore, the land of delicious roti prata and char kway teow. I want to document my strategies for living a paleo lifestyle here and hopefully, this will help other primal eaters in Singapore!

What do you write about?

I write about food and fitness, mainly. Sometimes I will write about vain topics such as wearing the right clothes for exercising and wearing makeup while sweating.

33 thoughts on “About”

  1. hey, thanks for leaving comments on my blog 🙂 its encouraging.

    nice to visit yours back too! i am into health and fitness, most of the time. weakness is chocolate.

    love discovering your blog! i currently live in Switzerland so eating healthy is easier but i get what u mean about Singapore! so def gonna use your tips in maintaining this lifestyle in SG. now i know what paleo means!

  2. hey, thanks for leaving comments on my blog 🙂 its encouraging.

    nice to visit yours back too! i am into health and fitness, most of the time. weakness in chocolate.

    love discovering your blog too! i currently live in Switzerland so eating healthy is easier but i get what u mean about Singapore! so def gonna use your tips in maintaining this lifestyle in SG. now i know what paleo means!

    1. My weakness is chocolate too! Crisps, biscuits, I can pass on all these, but chocolate is my Achilles heel. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Hey Paleorina! Just discovered your blog while searching for updates on SG’s paleo scene 🙂 I’ve been primal/paleo (usually a blend of both…haha…) for 4 years and am very happy to see more of Singapore (and the world in general) changing their eating habits!

    Maybe we can gather a few SG paleos (like Dan and Christine above?) to head down to the Rotisserie (or somewhere similar) for great food and to get a community going?

    Tim 🙂

  4. Hi! I discovered your blog when searching for tips for paleo living in Singapore. I’m a 28 year old girl from Norway who are moving to Singapore in three weeks with my husband and 3 months old daughter. I am trying to eat paleo, though I cheat a little these days (babies are a lot of work). 😉

    I could really need some insider scopes on places to shop, train and eat, and I will read your blog thoroughly.

    We are going to live in Singapore for 2 months this time, but probably come back several times. 🙂

    I would love to meet other health enthusiasts while staying, so if you make a community or something, please let me join you!

    Hugs from Norway! 🙂

    1. Hi Kristine, welcome to Singapore! So glad that you found my blog and that you will be in Singapore for a while. Yes, it’s not so easy to eat paleo here. But I think it’s very important to start children young on good diets!

      I think that the closest thing to a paleo community is to join a CrossFit box. If you live in the Bukit Timah area, this bootcamp listed below would be a great way to keep fit! I’m not with them because I have way too many activities.

      http://paleorina.com/2013/07/21/crossfit-singapore-boot-camp-fun-hot-and-itchy/

      What sports do you like to do?

      Hugs from Singapore!

  5. Hello! So much fun to see a paleo dieter in Singapore! Its going to be interesting following your adventures on keeping Paleo in a country with the BEST carb loaded food (I grew up in Singapore – chicken rice is my weakness!) Since April I have been on the LCHF diet and it has really made me feel fantastic (although I have started to slip recently) but I feel LCHF and Paleo are quite similar and I get inspiration from both diets! Anyway, just wanted to say hello 🙂

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  7. Hey Paleorina! Stumbled upon your blog while searching for paleo bloggers in Singapore! Would love to feature you in my new Singapore health website so if you can drop me an email (aqilah@thehealthysingaporean.com) that will be great. Thanks so much!!

  8. Hi Paleorina!! Please do excuse me for my excitedness but I’m so thrilled to find paleo in Singapore!!! I’m trying paleo for more than a year now and it is very hard, especially in Malaysia and Singapore. I have not met anyone on Paleo and and definitely harder to find paleo ingredients. In my desperation I just type ‘where to buy almond flour in Singapore’ and your site is the first on the list. That’s why I’m so excited. Thanks for the information.

    1. Hi Angel!!! Yay!! I’m always very happy to find people on paleo diets. You are right that it’s so difficult to meet like-minded people. I just got back from the UK and it’s free-range this and free-range that everywhere!! I was so jealous that we don’t have the same attitude towards food in Singapore.

      Please do share if you find any paleo/clean eating gems in Singapore 🙂

  9. Hi Paleorina, I have actually left a comment on your latest post, then I saw this =_=

    Anyway, I am currently linking up with other Paleo peeps in Singapore, I’ll be adding you to my blogroll!! 🙂 Fighting on Paleo together!!

  10. Good to find a Paleo enthusiast in Singapore. Where can you buy the foods that you show on your blog? I found some grass-fed beef at MMMM! but are there other places?

  11. Hey! Great to “meet” you here! I am an Australian moved to Singapore and learning how to navigate the Singaporean paleo world! I’m gonna keep an eye on this blog for sure. 🙂

    By the way – on the subject of meat – you can buy grass fed meat from qbfood.com.sg for a very reasonable price – and if you order over 200$ they send it to your door for free! 🙂

    1. Hi Chantelle, thanks for your tips about buying grass fed meat in Singapore. I’ve had a few questions about where we can get that and I plan to do a blog post on it soon… just as soon as I’m done with my exam! The website looks great. I’ll check it out soon!

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  14. Hi Paleorina,

    Just wanted to drop a note on how great your blog is. Even though, I’ve been on paleo/primal for almost 3 years now, I’m amazed at how resourceful you are. I was especially happy to find out I can finally get red boat fish sauce and coconut aminos without going through iHerb from your latest post (time to boost my bone broths). Keep up the great work 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I have never cooked with Red Boat fish sauce before but am planning to do so once I get my hands on a bottle. Do you have any recipes to recommend?

      1. I don’t really have any specific recipes per se. But I pretty much use it for a substitute for salt where possible, such as stir fries. It’s pretty powerful so a few drops would suffice.
        I make a big batch of bone broth (pressure cooker method) every week and a bit of the red boat fish sauce really gives it extra kick! It also makes my meat loafs much tastier.

  15. Hello
    Good evening,
    Firstly, Congrats on your blog! I really find it very interesting.
    I would like to request who could I speak in your blog if I would like you to publish something about our product which is very healthy.

    Thank you
    Regards

    Ravi Daswani

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