April 9, 2013

Xenical's Rock The Fat Away Campaign

The Rock The Fat Away campaign was launched to the media last Saturday at the Holiday Inn Hotel. The event started with welcome remarks from Mr. Butch Lopez, Roche Business Unit Director. Mr. Lopez put emphasis on the risk of obesity and overweight problems in the Philippines and encouraged all attendees help spread to the public the prevention of this problem thru Rock The Fat programs and activities.

Mr. Harold Bongbong, Brand Manager of Xenical, talked about Club New You as Roche is now working hand in hand with Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO) to help Filipinos, young and old alike, fight and prevent obesity.

After the sumptuous lunch, guests were ushered and did Zumba. It was not in my plan to join Zumba that day because I had no sleep and it was the first day of my monthly period. But the song Rock It (Rock The Fat Away) by Bituin Escalante and Dash Calzado that was played over and over before the program started took my sleepy and ouchy feeling away so I joined in the Zuma and rocked the fat away wearing my summer dress.  I had to remove the slippers though to be able to catch up on the fast dance steps.
Without extra clothes, I look sweaty and hair messy after the Zumba but it was super worth it.
Dr. Gabriel Jasul, President of PASOO, arrived right after our Zumba session. Dr. Jasul answered some of the most frequently asked questions from Bloggers such as breastfeeding moms are not encouraged to take Xenical. I asked if I can take Xenical along with my euthyrox medicine which I take daily. Dr Jasul explained a bit about my medicine and advised me to asked my endocrinologist.

After the intimate Bloggers event, we proceeded in Glorietta where the real action is. The two-day event, hosted by Marc Nelson and Mitzi Borromeo, consists of various activities such as free body and fat analysis, free blood sugar count, photobooth, free shirts, workout session with Coach Joseph Pagulayan, food demostrations by Yellow Halo Guilt Free Kitchen, and raffle prizes.

Sugar test. I passed with just 98. 

 To learn more about obesity, overweight and prevention, watch this video:

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