“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld
According to the World Health Organization’s statistics conducted in 2016, the life expectancy for Filipino women is 72 years of life while men have 65.3 years; leading to an average of 68.5 years of life. Filipinos have shorter life expectancy compared to the global average which is 71.4 years.
Leading causes of death in the Philippines is cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Most of these problems are linked to one thing – diet. Diet isn’t just being fit, it is also being healthy.
With social media, our generation’s diet may be affected. When we can easily see new restaurants and food over the phone, we can get enticed to try out without thinking of the possible consequences to our bodies. Our generation is also guilty of overindulging food just to post something on social media.
Not only that, we are generations of stressed people. Stress factors and deprivation of sleep can cause imbalances in our hormones that contribute to our poor diet and unhealthy cravings.
When we are confronted by our poor diet, we often put an excuse that living a healthy life is expensive yet we have the money to splurge on our favorite snack and fast food chain. We tell ourselves that only the rich and the famous can afford to hit the gym and to have a diet program.
And if we do hit the gym and have our diet program, we feel obliged to treat ourselves after a long week of sacrifice. We put this as an excuse to overindulge on food.
Healthy food isn’t quite expensive and you can eat your favorite meal without having to cheat with your diet program. To prove this notion, Happy Fit Nutrition Hub is a restaurant in Davao City that offers healthy and calorie-calculated food choices that you can enjoy without feeling guilty and that’s within your budget.
You can still enjoy the food you love without having to sacrifice your diet program. Happy Fit offers favorite dishes such as meat and rice meals, burgers, sandwiches, pancakes, and chips. However, the food served is perfectly calculated for your calorie count and perfectly made with healthy options. Not only is it healthy but it is also delicious too.
They serve vegetable chips as a substitute for your favorite chichirya. If you lack protein they offer protein burgers, protein filled pancakes and shakes at the lowest calorie intake than fast food chains and other restaurants offer. If you’re a rice eating lover then their black rice will compensate for your craving.
They also offer supplements to help you boost up your diet and they can also fix your day’s meal and deliver it to your doorstep for a certain price.
Now, you can indulge at your comfort without having to feel depressed afterward and at your convenience, too.
How to Get There
Happy Fit is a small joint that can cater at least twenty people. It is located in Unit B-16, Plaza de Bole Compound, F. Torres Street. It’s a short distance walk if you’re coming from J.P Laurel Street.
If you’re riding a jeep, stop over at Shell Station in J.P Laurel Street. From there, take a walk until you reach a compound next to a laundry shop. This is where you’ll find Happy Fit Nutrition Hub.
How Much Will You Spend
Happy Fit offers rice bowls, wraps, burgers, waffles and low calorie chip and dips. Their menu provides recommended calorie intake per day based on height and age. But, how much will you spend if you want to enjoy a healthy lifestyle with Happy Fit?
For their rice bowls, their cheapest is their Thai Tofu Bowl which is at Php99. There are 288 calories, 20 grams protein, 12 grams carbs and 18 grams fat for a Thai Tofu Bowl. Amazing right? The rice bowls that they offer is a healthy fix because they use black rice for your consumption instead of that health blocker of a white rice.
The most expensive rice bowl you can order is their beef broccoli which is at Php125. There are 450 calories, 31 grams of protein, 18 grams carbohydrates and 41 grams of fat.
Their wraps are at a price range of Php105 to Php125. Their most expensive is their tuna avocado wrap which is at Php125 and with 395 calories.
For Burgers, the price range is at Php149 to 159. Not bad, right? The price is just like other local burger joints in Davao but you’re eating healthier.
The snack to replace your junk food craving is sold at Php75. This is their veggie chips and salsa. The Veggie chips is made out of cassava chip.
Their waffles is at Php60 with a calorie count of 248 calories. They also offer protein shakes and food supplements for your diet.
Avail of their meal program at Php1,999 only. This is inclusive of three meals and one snack.
The Voyager’s Experience
How did I discover Happy Fit? It was introduced to us by our client.
He used to be unhealthy and overweight compared to what he is now. He and his brothers decided to quit a lifestyle of unhealthiness and decided to hit the gym and to have a balanced diet. For his daily food fix, he chose Happy Fit to be a partner of his new lifestyle. Now, he looks younger and fit.
He was an inspiration to us and he advised us to check out Happy Fit if we wanted to try eating healthy. We went there and decided to make it one of our favorite joints in Davao City.
Although small, it had an eco-friendly design with wood for their tables and chairs. It had a rustic interior with low lighting. Their shelves were decorated with food supplements and whey proteins.
Most of the goers at Happy Fit are gym goers. You’ll hear gym conversations when you dine there and it’s very educational. I’m not an eavesdropper. I just overhear conversations sometimes.
For the food, you will love their salsa and veggie chips. You can buy a bag at Php300, I think. Their waffles are yummy and budget friendly. You’ll go full easily without having to be depressed on your calorie count.
My all-time favorite is their Chicken Teri Wrap. It’s a chicken wrap with slices of mango. The tortilla they used is made out of wheat so you’re eating at less calorie compared to other wraps. I usually go there when I feel like I need to have a healthy diet.
But, I have to admit, I always break my promises to eat healthily. I just really crave for their chicken Teri wrap most of the time. Their burgers are not bad, too. It’s authentic meat and contains less of the extenders compared to burgers from fast food chains.
Their food is delicious, mind you. I go there not just to eat healthily. I just really crave for their chicken Teri wrap and waffles.
If you want to ditch fast food chains and replace it with something healthy, go find your way to Happy Fit Nutrition Hub.
Visit Happy Fit Nutrition Hub at the following pages:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HappyFitNutritionHub/
Mon-Fri -9:00AM to 10:30PM
Sat – 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Credits to Kirsti Rusiana for the photo