Tuesday, June 3, 2014

To Healthy Living!

As I write this, I'm literally 2 kgs heavier than when I weighed myself this morning, thanks to a stomach full of Hai Di Lao goodness. My God I love that steamboat place. It's so freaking delicious. The service is so good. The tomato soup. That tomato soup..I tell you. My cousin and I didn't even talk that much to each other because we were so engrossed in that soup.
(shit i'm 2kgs heavier!!!!)

I'm waiting for an hour to pass so that I can go do a little run. So, I've been very good last week and I avoided things like sugar, salt, processed foods and I noticed my little pregnant belly looking a little less pregnant. (I'll spare you the before and after photo).  Let me clarify, it's pregnant looking. Not actually pregnant.

But there are a couple of side effects I've noticed, and I googled them up to see if they were normal - which apparently they are.

Now, I'm not doing a full detox with my diet but I think it's a pretty radical change from eating all that sodium and un-pronouncable stuff to a more healthy and natural diet, but I have a few of those 'detox' like side effects like headaches and increased thirst. It's so weird. I've never in my life drank so much water (2 litres a day!) and now, I feel thirsty all the time. And I've developed dry lips and a mouth ulcer! I didn't find dry lips and a mouth ulcer as a side effect anywhere else, but I just think it's weird.

Still no cravings for sweets or sugary drinks yet - I had a small sweetened tea at dinner and I found it a bit too sweet. The idea of this really is not to be too extreme, or to cut my portions, but really to go healthy and eat more natural foods! So I bought sweet potatoes and asparagus earlier today, to make for my brunch snack tomorrow.

I've turned into one of those annoying people that are full of self-imposed dietary restrictions -
no sugar, no coffee, no alcohol, no salt, no processed foods. Please bear in mind, I will not give up wheat, and rice is totally out of the question! And I like my meat a bit too much, but I'm trying to swap pork for fish.

Okay, this is the end of my very boring anecdote of food. Goodbye for now!

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