Friday, March 19, 2010


2 of my favourite dishes: tofu cooked claypot style and long beans fried with minced meat & a bean-paste type of thingy.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Skin food

I've been trying to eat healthy these days. Since the detox thingy, thought it would be a good thing if I'd persevere for a while.

So far, have been taking more veggies and water. I find Korean food is good for this ;) Loads of veggies and I really love kimchi. This is from a dinner recently.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Let's detox Day 5

Today's the 5th & final day of my 1 (work) week experiment. I think we (my colleagues & I) outdid ourselves in the salad department. But more on that later.

There were more meetings in the morning, so I grabbed a quick roti-prata with onions and egg. Roti-prata is a kind of Indian fried pancake made from dough; when made really well, it's an interesting mix of crispy and chewy textures all in one. You can add eggs or veggies or even meat to it. In my case, I like it with onions & an egg :)

Lunch was late today after that hearty breakfast but it was all worth it. Here're the pics which I managed to shoot before the gobbling began ^^

All in all, I think this was a pretty good week. I didn't expect to see much difference as I really did not make that much changes to my diet. However, my pants were loose at the end of the week and I feel more alert in the afternoons than if I'd had a 'normal' lunch. Don't think I could do this for the long term tho as it would require more effort and commitment than this beanie want to put in. Maybe once a week?

Happy weekend!!

Listening to: Lisa Ono 小野リサ - I Got Rhythm
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Let's detox Day 4

If there's going to be any falling off the bandwagon on any diet, I guess today is the day.

Was out running about for some meetings in the morning and didn't have the time to think carefully about my food choices. Do I feel guilty or upset? Surprisingly, no, I don't.

I think it's a gd break for me from the routine that I've been having the past 3 days. It also made me realise that wat we eat requires careful planning & effort, much as we would manage our makeup/beauty routines, finances or pretty much else in our lives.

I was at a breakfast meeting, so couldn't pass up the opportunity to grab some finger sandwiches that were beckoning to me on the many trays laid out in the buffet area ;P I had a salmon sandwich, a cucumber & cheese one, 1 turkey breast one and even a peanut butter wif cream cheese one. Yum *drool, slurp, heh*

Lunch was at a food court near the meeting venue. The place was packed but there was no queue for the fried prawn noodles, so how could I resist? Fried prawn noodles it was, all washed down with a nice warm cup of milk tea. I don't usually eat fried prawn noodles as it's not easy to get nicely cooked ones. I'm glad to report: this plate was worth all the calories ^^

Mad rush today, can't wait to get back to wholemeal bread tomorrow!

Now playing: Jang Geun Seok - 들리나요 Part 2
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Let's detox Day 3

It's the middle of the week and I think I'm starting to get the hang of this ;) My stomach is getting used to the low-fat or almost non-fat lunch. Tummy doesn't feel bloated after lunch time plus I don't get the afternoon drowsies much as I used to.

Breakfast today was just a glass of green apple juice as I wasn't hungry and work was getting busy. Lunch as usual: 2 slices wholemeal bread; lettuce & nuts wif apple cider-honey dressing; and a egg done sunny side up. Yums!

I've to be out of the office for some meetings tomorrow tho, so may not be able to do lunch as I would like to but let's see how things go. Wish me luck! ^^

Listening to: 김종국 - 사랑스러워
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Let's detox Day 2

And we're in Day 2.

Breakfast today is a glass of fresh squeezed green apple juice. I'm fortunate: there's a fruit store near the office which sells fresh & cheap juice. Yummilicious ^^ I also brought a peanut butter & cheese sandwich from home. Here it is in all its uneaten glory ;P

Aaack, again I was too quick to gobble things down, hence no photos, sorry! But here's what I ate -
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread
  • Scrambled eggs (wif chilli sauce from McD's for seasoning ;P)
  • Lettuce wif apple cider & honey dressing
  • Some nuts & raisins

I think my stomach have started adjusting to this diet. I'm not as hungry as I was on Day 1. In fact, it took a bit of effort for me to finish the sandwich. I wasn't fervently praying for dinner to be here soon, though I was famished by 6pm.

Here's looking to Day 3!

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Let's detox Day 1

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for like, ages ... Had a case of skin sensitivities (which I thot I'd never see again but well, never say never) n had to pare my skincare routine down to a bare monastic minimal.

What with the Chinese Lunar New Year & birthdays & celebrations n this n that, I've been eating like a famine is imminent and I'd better store some food, hiaks hiaks. Was chatting wif my colleagues abt this last week: one thing led to another, before I knew it, I was "enrolled" in a one week detox diet with the rest of the ladies.

Our plan is simple: lunch on 2 slices of wholemeal bread for 5 days. Sandwich fillings can include:
  • loads of veggies (no dressing except balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil or something along these lines), 
  • no meat, maybe tuna (in brine, mind you, oil is a no-no) or 
  • eggs.

So, today is day 1 :) I forgot to take photos of my lunch cos I was too busy stuffing my face. But it was gd. On today's menu:
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread, 
  • 1 piece egg omelette (courtesy of a colleague who woke up early), 
  • loads of iceberg lettuce wif balsamic vinaigrette & honey dressing 
  • a tablespoon of mashed avocado as a spread.

My ... I can't wait for dinner ... LOL.

To keep me on the straight and narrow, I shall start listing down my entire day's food intake from Day 2. Fingers' crossed, let's hope this works!

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