“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second-best time is now,” I told myself as I made an appointment with my dentist to essentially glue on metal fixtures in my mouth. Yes, I’m talking about braces. I’ve been putting it off all my life but finally decided to go through with it. At time of writing, they have pulled out 4 perfectly healthy teeth to make room for my teeth to straighten later. Pardon my Malay, but BAPAK KAU SAKIT GILA DOWH.
Being cost-conscious and all, I did research on the braces cost in Malaysia, but specifically in KL/Subang/Shah Alam area. I asked friends, family members, Twitter as well as scoured Google for answers (not that helpful tbh). In this blogpost I will share what I found out, plus the additional costs that I personally incur while getting braces.
September Budget Update Summary
I earned RM8743.22. Less than my target of RM10k, but it’s been a good month. Minus expenses for the month (RM3525.17), that’s still RM5k nett income. All of the income came from my writing services.
So I’m on a fad diet.
The motivation? My (youngest) sister is getting married soon and I just want to look nice for the wedding. Vain reason? Yup. Totally. Not even gonna hide it.
I’m on the Keto diet. As in ketogenic. As in super low carb. Basically, I’m training my body to burn fat instead of sugar by eating more fat. Yup, I eat fat a lot to lose weight. At first it was hard for me to wrap my head around it, too.
I eat this drizzled on everything
Here’s a more valid source of information if you’re curious.
Combined with calorie-counting, cross-fit, gym time, and HIIT squats every day, I’m getting some nice results. Not enough, but not bad. I
feel am stronger, too.
Fad diets tend to be expensive. Is is expensive to go on the keto diet in Malaysia?