While this blog is dear to me, I actually haven’t logged in for so long. Can’t believe my last post was August 2013 pa! I took and still am taking this blog for granted. And look at where it got me! I was hacked just last Christmas. *sigh* Good thing my web host has a backup, or else I’ll lose even the measly 6 posts on this blog! Konti na nga lang mawawala pa! Anyway, I thought I’d publish this on my main blog since this post is more food-related. However, I don’t think the theme is very fitting. Haha! Baka ‘pag pinost ko ‘to sa The Purple Doll, mawalan ako ng readers bigla! And for a while now, I miss rambling and just writing down my thoughts as they freely flow.
|Avocado-mango-oatmeal-almond milk mash with chia seeds, melon slices, and strawberries|
Anyhow, I’ve been on and off with this healthy eating thing. But this year, as cheesy as it may sound, I’m giving it my all. I actually can’t believe that it’s been more than 2 months already. I can barely remember when I actually started. But of course, it took me a while to get to my current diet. It was quite hard for me to cut back on meat and sugar, and really focus on the parts I lack in my system — fruits, fish, and most especially vegetables.
I guess the biggest thing that helped me adjust my diet is cooking my own food. I’ve seen a lot of people into fitness who cook their own meals, and it definitely works! You get to control what goes into your own food, so whether you’ll eat something healthy or not is all up to you.
|Angus beef tapa, cauliflower rice, sunny side-up egg with dried basil and oregano,
and grilled tomatoes and broccoli
|Spinach fettuccine in basil-tomato sauce with grilled tomatoes and asparagus|
I have to admit though that it was quite hard at first. I now do my own groceries, and it’s not only tiring but also a little more expensive compared to me just simply freeloading from my parents’ stash. It was also tempting to see my folks and my lil sis eat a piece or 2 of Jollibee Chicken Joy. Yup, the thigh part and with super crispy golden brown skin. Ugh!!! Good thing I already got used to it. Eat potato chips in front of me now, and I won’t even bat an eyelash!
My meals get pretty repetitive, in fairness. But I guess, I already got the hang of it. I actually can’t start the day without having oatmeal. It’s like, my day won’t be right if I skip it. Oatmeal is a MUST-eat for me every single day. And I don’t even get tired of it! Somehow, it miraculously replaced “rice” which I’ve always loved and can’t eat without.
|Cayenne-basil eggs, buttered shrimps, steamed broccoli and tomatoes, cauliflower rice, and homemade green smoothie (broccoli, lettuce, mint, carrots, banana, tomato and pineapple juice)|
|Cinnamon oats in almond milk with mangoes and chia seeds, banana slices, strawberries, and again my homemade green smoothie|
Not trying to justify myself, but I’m happy I took this turn. I still love my steaks, burgers and fries, but I think all the mindless eating already took a toll not just on my body, but on my overall well-being. Most of the time, I feel sluggish. Not sure if it’s from the MSG-coated food I used to love eating, or maybe I just always overeat. But this healthy eating thing definitely made me feel good! I don’t like the feeling of being “too full” now. My mind and body can function better. My skin looks better. Even pooping is so much easier now. Haha! TMI na ba?
|Pan-fried tilapia (seasoned with garlic, rosemary, basil, cayenne, salt, pepper and olive oil) on cold soba noodles with tsuyu, tomatoes, asparagus and lemon slices|
|Maple-cinnamon oats in almond milk with chia seeds and dried apricots, banana slices,
and avocado mash with stevia
At first, my parents can’t understand this “extensive” measure I took. Pwede naman daw akong mag-no rice diet. Actually, I’ve tried that before. For almost 2 months. It was effective. I was really loosing my belly fat. But come the day I got to taste white rice again… BAM! I started eating rice like there’s no tomorrow. Haha! Nabalewala tuloy yung no rice diet! At kamusta naman sa no rice nga, pero puro pork naman ulam? So for me, this slowly but surely way is better. I still get to eat whatever I want. But it’s me and myself choosing what’s better for my body. Posting my meals on Instagram (@sumirehana013) helps keep me motivated too. I get to connect with fellow healthy food eaters, and I get inspiration on what to cook next. Oh diba? Galing ko magpasok ng plug! But seriously, follow me!
Anyway, I’ll still keep at it. Planning to make this a permanent thing and not just a “phase” like how I used to do it. Oh, and I just realized. This blog entry is somehow pointless. Daming words, wala namang napatunguhan. Haha! Maybe this is just my mind tricking myself to finally post something here. Time to put this blog, which maintenance costs more than my main blog, to good use. Panahon na para alisin ang agiw! Seryoso, mas mahal bayad ko dito!