This year, I’ve been cooking less and less. There are several reasons for that. When at my in-laws’ place, my MIL reigns in the kitchen and because she’s a great cook, I’m more than willing to eat and enjoy whatever magic she whips up with her hands. When in our marital home in Bacoor, I usually stay late in bed and before I know it, it’s past lunch time and the hubby is screaming in hunger already (well, not really screaming but you get the point). On some weekends, also in Bacoor, I just get too lazy to cook that I would resort to take-out/delivery for us to survive a meal time.
When I started the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet (CAD), I thought I’d be able to cook more. But sooner than later, I realized the diet wasn’t for me. Why? Because it seems I’m more of a moderator than an abstainer. (So yes, no more comprehensive review of CAD on this blog; consider this paragraph a brief review instead.) In fairness to this diet, I was able to lose 8 lbs. (from 144 to 136) in just a month and so far, I’ve been maintaining my new weight. You could say I was successful with the diet and that’s right. I just can’t commit to it for a long time. So, thank you very much CAD for giving me a good start in my weight loss journey but I’m moving on.
At present, I just eat in moderation. While I still indulge in my list of comfort food, I now try to be wiser with my food choices. I wish I could abstain from red meat and soda like what I did before but it’s impossible now. I can only limit my red meat and soda intake by reminding myself that ingesting too much of those could lead to kidney stones. I had yet another kidney stone scare when my SIL got rushed to the ER early this month because of it. When she told us of the unbearable pain she experienced, I knew right then and there the hubby and I had to modify our eating habits.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about eating more superfoods. I’m sure we’re all familiar with them as they come in many forms: fruits, veggies, seafood, grains, and spices. Speaking of spices, there are many kinds that do the body well, but the one that you should keep an eye out for would be the superfood turmeric. I heard a lot of health benefits from this yellow spice. Like how it could help prevent arthritis, hypertension, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, and even cancer.
As my eating and dieting continue, I know I’ll encounter new food varieties and diet methods. Some will work for me and others won’t. But one thing remains constant — my quest for a healthy and fit me. It’s going to be a tough challenge but as they say, if there’s a will, there’s a way. 🙂
May you choose happiness always,