Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Am Not On A Diet Anymore

Almost always when I join friends and family for an eat-out they tell me to skip my diet and eat to my heart's content. This was the same thing I heard when I was with my clan during our most recent get-together.

I realized "hey I am not anymore on a diet'.

Truth is I cannot consume a cup of rice in one sitting anymore. I cannot eat more than two slices of bread, even if it's wheat. My stomach, and my mind, have adjusted to my regulated food intake which I started last year.

This is already my lifestyle.

Sure I still have cravings. As a matter of fact I let myself eat chips and cakes the past months. The more I deprive myself, the stronger my craving. So I started taking small dips of chips and cake until the cravings naturally faded away. I don't think of chips anymore. Cakes, not as much.

We need additional 3,500 calories to add a pound so I am safe even if I often consumed a lot of cakes the past weeks. But for health reasons, aside from keeping fit, I am into fruits again. I burn what I eat.

What is the lifestyle I am talking about now when it comes to food? Let me share what I eat 90% of the week - vegetables, fruits, oats, baked cookies, wheat bread, pasta (wheat noodles except when it's eat out), egg, and the like.

Papaya (or whatever fruit I fancy for the day), this pack goes for one day, as filler for my "eat-less-more-often" habit.

Chopsuey, as lunch. No rice. If there is, at least half a cup will do.

Chayote with carrots, less than half a cup of brown rice.

My comfort food, chicken macaroni salad on light mayonnaise. I used wheat pasta. No mayo yet when I took a picture of it.

One thing holds true, work on a diet you can sustain so you won't feel deprived but will all the more motivate you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

***More food sharing at Picture Clusters and Food Trip Friday.


maiylah said...

that's great! you've totally embraced and incorporated a healthy 'diet' to your lifestyle. hmmmm...i wish i can do that, too. :)

Cecile said...

i love the chopsuey; looks very yummy with the rice!

Cheerful said...

sounds great and i'm happy that you was able to adopt that lifestyle...i think you did really well on that and congrats! btw, all foods really looks delicious and healthy! happy friday! :)

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Under My Fingertips said...

That's true, when you're adjusted, it's no longer hurting. :)

FTF #21.

DadEngrMommmyLES said...

wow, ang healthy naman ng mga to, gusto ko to healthy foods.

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♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

I like the veggies!!!

gengen said...

Those are yummy foods...happy FF!

darly said...

hope i have your discipline

Happy foodtripping, hope you check out my entry too
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Cielo said...

Visiting here from FTF #36...

Sarap ng healthy fruits and food pantanggal umay sa mga pork at meat na nadaanan habang nagbloblog hop heheheh
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Pehpot said...

wow that's nice to hear that your body has adjusted to fewer food intake :) congrats!

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