Published in MalayMail

AS more Malaysians are now starting to grow ‘sideways’, the challenge is to find the right food to complement a healthier lifestyle.

In view of this daunting trend, Nando’s Restaurants has introduced the Nando’s Peri Hearty Meal, a combination of a quarter chicken, with two sidelines, grilled vegetables and a serving of Mediterranean rice, with bottomless Coke Light to wash it all down.

The new meal is part of Nando’s efforts in promoting the importance of healthy eating together with a proper fitness regime.

Nando’s Health and Nutritional Campaign, themed ‘Eat Responsibility’ will be running a series of interesting activities in line with the campaign until Jan 3 next year.

“We believe the Peri-Peri Flame Grilled Chicken, made from the A-grade butter y cut chickens, with excess fat trimmed off, no added colourants, flavourants, additives or MSG, is the healthier meal option as it offers the ideal calorie count and high protein level,” said Nando’s Restaurants chief executive officer Mac Chung
Lynn.

She added that Nando’s famed ingredient — the Peri- Peri — is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, high in antioxidants and helps enhance metabolism as well as burns fat.

Nando’s and Kevin Zahri

Nando’s together with Malaysia’s own health celebrity Kevin Zahri chose the most suitable sidelines to accompany the classic Peri-Peri Flame Grilled Chicken for the Peri Hearty Meal.

“We all know that it is important to have a balanced diet, but what is more important is educating ourselves on what a balanced diet is,” said Kevin.

He added that the average person needs 2,000 calories every day and a balanced diet must contain carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral salts and  bre taken in correct proportions.

The nutritionist and author of the book Fitness 24/7 also believes that the more a person eats, the more exercise is necessary to be healthy.

To further advocate healthy eating and lifestyles, Nando’s is working together with Fitness First for a seven-week fitness regime challenge.

The challenge will see two lucky Hitz.Fm listeners selected through the radio station’s online search to undergo training along with DJs Jakeman and Rudy under the guidance and supervision of personal trainers from the gym.

The two listeners will compete against each other to be the  ttest throughout the challenge and the winner will have the opportunity to take a friend on holiday together with Jakeman and Rudy at Club Med Cherating.

If you are keen on keeping to or staying healthy, Nando’s Peri-Peri Flame-Grilled Chicken is a delicious and healthy meal to complement your daily regime.

The healthier alternative is now available at Nando’s restaurants across the country at RM17.80 or a special price of RM14.50 for Fitness First members.

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men's Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

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  • tia aryska

    hmmmm…nando’s…yuuumm

  • mohamad

    salam

    kevin,

    Happy belated birthday!!! may Allah always blessing. im happy too hear about ur enggagement n ur wedding day on April 2010. boleh dapat kad jemputan tak? hehehe

  • thank you mohamad … insyallah :)

  • mohamad

    salam
    do u know, where i can get acai berry here?

  • ? ??? ???????????…

  • yoyo

    hei…

    not easy to lost weight…nurun naik nurun naik..