I was invited to the 4th HSBC Coffee Talk earlier today and went there without much knowledge of what's gonna happen. Little did I know that I was in for an experiential sharing of this summer's hot topics - health, diet, and fitness.
Apart from the free Starbucks drinks readily available at the room, the buffet table had a "happy" side and a "healthy" side... so I figured out why it's called a "coffee talk" and guessed what the topic is all about. An hour past lunch time, the short talk started.
|From L-R: JL Martinez, Kat Azanza, Rescina Bhagwani, Johanna Garcia, Lala Agregado, Art Mendoza, and Jessica Zafra at the HSBC Coffee Talk held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel|
Having gone through an intense diet and fitness program, Art highlighted that dieting is just the first step; the real challenge is how to maintain the body and how to be able to control the daily food intake.
During the first three days, JL had to stay home because it was a sudden change for him. Later on, he reaped the fruits of his labor and is now 120 pounds lighter after the HCG diet.
But thanks to Juju Cleanse and Crossfit Manila, Lala is now bikini ready. She works out four times a week at Crossfit and also does running during her rest days. Occasionally, she orders Juju Cleanse drinks, which help cleanse the body's toxins and leave a lighter feeling plus softer skin, among other good effects.
Cohen diet. The Cohen diet uses the blood profile as the blueprint for crafting a personal weight loss plan
This diet is rather expensive at Php55,000, but Rescina's healthier and sexier body is worth gazillions more than what she paid for. To date, she is still completing her Cohen diet and intends to lose a couple more pounds before doing the "re-feeding" program (reintroducing of any food little by little with moderation).
Wow! The HSBC Coffee Talk has proven educational for me. I've gained new knowledge and inspiration on how to properly do my diet - whatever way I choose to. And perhaps these different diets have gotten you interested too, huh? You and your friends would probably still want to continue this conversation at a coffee shop.
HSBC's Free Starbucks is Back!
You can continue to have your great coffee and great conversations on HSBC with the new HSBC Starbucks Rewards Program. Spend at least Php2,500 from March 22 to May 31, 2012 and keep your charge slips until the redemption period.
Simply present your credit card and the charge slip at any Starbucks outlet nationwide from April 1 to July 31, 2012, and exchange it for instant 250 or 500 bonus points redemption and a Tall handcrafted Starbucks beverage of your choice or a 3-pack Starbucks VIA. (For easier understanding, it means that the cardholder presents the charge slips and credit card, then redeems a Tall drink. HSBC will then deduct the bonus points from the cardholder's account. The cardholder doesn't have to do anything, but enjoy and have a fun conversation with friends.)
For more details on the HSBC Starbucks Rewards Program, do visit www.hsbc.com.ph.