Sunday, August 02, 2009

Food Fanatics!!!

wow, i've read 4 blogs today n they all revolve around food! Bea wrote abt philly cheesecakes, Fely is having a serious chocolate meltdown, escape has gone on a pizza rampage and the most shocking of all is doria is now popping pills for high blood pressure due to yummy food overload!!! Aiyahkahrambahhhhhhhh!!!

It's amazing what a hold food has on us and it always brings back my uncle's voice in my head as he said this when i was still a kid... "Do you eat to live or live to eat?" No doubt we the new and more affluent generation are connoisuers of the greatest commodity: Food oh Glorious Food. However, i think it's about time we all took a step back and reassessed our eating habits.

A cyclist friend of mine said that losing weight is a simple mathematical equation. less input, more output. simple as that. in other words, portion control n execise!!!

Ok.. so i propose we go NOT go on a DIET, but wholeheartedly undertake a LIFESTYLE PARADIGM SHIFT! Shall we call it the Breakfree Diet? Ok.. these r MY rules, you may adopt or adapt to suit your own needs...

Objective: Be fitter n healthier n make better food choices in life.
Target: firmer, leaner body n hopefully the weight loss will sort itself out. (

1. give up meat when you are feeding yourself either at home or when you eat out.
2. you can still eat meat when someone else is paying or providing as in they 'treat' or 'spend' you (haha what a malaysian term that is!) or you're at a party or 'kenduri' lah!
3. eat as much veg as you like but with tiny portion of rice or carbs, consider the difference between a) eating veg with rice or b) eating rice with veg (u should be opting for (a) cos rice should be more of a side dish than the main staple)
4. replace protien cravings with eggs or tofu where possible.. or hv a small piece of meat so u dont die craving but save it for the LAST bite!
5. and it's OK to have a slip-up once in a while.. life is not a prison state u know! just remember to spread the fat: if u r eating a slice of cake say, get a friend to eat the other half or give it to your kids. think PORTION CONTROL!!
6. my doc says 30 mins sweating n laboured breathing a day, 6 days a week for a healthier you. so find something u like doin n do it intensively for 20 if not 30 mins a day.. copulation counts as a physical fitness activity too! LOL

Anyway, you can all help by adding more rules/tips/guidelines by commenting here and i'll compile the Breakfree Diet n post it on Facebook.. lol.. maybe it will get so famous everyone will be doin it just like the Atkin's diet.. hehehehehehhe! but at the end of the day, i'm hoping our quality of life will improve after this..n we will break free from all health n weight woes! To enjoying life to its fullest in the healthiest state, come raise your glass with me n cheers!

5 comments:

escape2 said...

aiyor...the meatless part is difficult to follow.
there are so many veges i dun eat- brinjal, lady's fingers, bitter gourd, ulam, etc...i just dunno their names. lol
oh dun forget to add fish in the diet.
and only eat till you are 80% full.

ash said...

The name's catchy but omg you want to kill me issit.... I'm a carb addict and I love meat. Just had dinner at Cafe Cafe on Friday night, it's a little French restaurant in town and oh the food's to die for...

tiee said...

Gosh, i dont think i'll follow u in this. I just take oat lah. and eat white meat most of the time. I dont eat much red meat these days. It's always fish, fish and fish and chicken. So i guess i couldnt give chicken up. :-)
Anyway, good luck with your strict regime and hopefully i get to see a better u? I'll have to beat u. if not i malu lah mo jumpa..:-)

escape2: 80% full then what happen to the 20%? Drink coffee? I will be up in the middle of the nite thinking of that 20% LOL...

ash: exercise lah...then u can eat a little of this and that...
Now all of u must motivate me to keep my exercise routine...I'm beginning to befriend laziness. Again...

Lili said...

I love eating....especially foods that are sinful. Hmmm yummy....MEAT!MEAT!MEAT! My guiding philosophy - "Life is short, beef it up!"

Bea said...

MAD COW!!!!