Earlier this month, Sammi Cheng revealed her secret, upon the request of her many fans, to having sweat-proof eyeliner. Now, the fitness and wellness-obsessed Hongkong star is back with another health-related video, this time sharing one very simple weight loss tip.
On Sunday (Apr 19), the 47-year-old told her followers that she eats cooked purple sweet potatoes that have been refrigerated and reheated because she believes they can help speed up weight loss.
"After steaming the purple sweet potatoes, you can put them in the fridge, but do not freeze them like ice! Refrigerate them and take them out after leaving them chilled overnight. After reheating, a resistant starch will be produced!” Sammi advised. “Simply speaking, the calorie absorption is less. In fact, you can do this with white rice as well. If you like to eat and want to eat more, you can use this method. If you’re looking to lose weight, you can give this a try!”
In case you don’t understand Sammi, here’s a simpler explanation: When you put cooked purple sweet potatoes in the fridge, it gives the spuds time to form high amounts of resistant starch, which is less easily absorbed by the body when eaten. Which means you consume less calories lah.
Besides, sweet potatoes are incredibly filling, thus making you less likely to snack.
"Eating purple sweet potatoes every day will ensure that you lose weight… If you guys remember, I’ve posted another video before on purple potatoes. I like purple potatoes but I haven’t been eating them for a long time… Recently, I craved for them and I went to the market to buy some,” wrote Sammi, at the same time poking fun at her outfit, which she said made her look just like a sweet purple potato.
She also mentioned that one should not confuse purple sweet potatoes with sweet potatoes.
"Purple sweet potatoes and sweet potatoes are not the same thing at all. In simple terms, purple sweet potatoes have higher calories than sweet potatoes and I think sweet potatoes are sweeter, and purple sweet potatoes will be much cheaper than sweet potatoes,” Sammi said.