I promised myself that this 2012 I will lose all 20 lbs I gained ever since I got here to Dubai. Basically that’s deflating my round self by some stroke of magic. Since we all know that when it comes to dieting, there is no such thing as magic; I have to subscribe to the ancient art of discipline since I do still want to eat basically anything and everything I want in moderation, so set myself some simple rules to follow. Here are the rules on how I stop myself from cheating on my diet:
- Eat any form of carbs (rice, bread, noodles or potatoes) only 1x per day for the next 3 months (i.e. January to March 2012).
- Remember whatever dish you are craving for today will still be there tomorrow.
- Restaurants do not disappear as fast as tiny soap bubbles. The next time you’d be craving, they will still be open tomorrow or the next day or the next week. Do not panic eat!
- Keep in mind eat-out days and carefully plan the day’s meals around them to enjoy the full un-carb deprived experience.
- Eat only 1 cup of rice as a ration for daily carbs. Whoops, I haven’t set rations for bread, noodles and potatoes. *Guilty look*
So far I’ve been successful in implementing my diet up until this evening. I already ate my ration of carbs for the day (and went overboard as I ate rice, potato chips and cake…Eep! Blame it on the hormones?). Then The Husband made a surprise detour to Global Village after our quick trip to the Dubai Mall. Though there are non-carb choices to eat, I think the far away trip was worth the cheat. I ended up eating a Turkish shawarma, a serving of kunafa, and some of the spiral potato chips. Did I say it could have been the time of the month already? Hormones gone carb wild???
I think I should add a new rule now: Thou shalt avoid surprise Global Village trips. But HOW????
Or maybe I should just declare one official cheat day every week? Perfect excuse for today’s cheat eh?
Delicious about delicious,
P.S. Yes, cheat day is an official foodstuff favorite of mine. Other favorite foodstuff include:
- Iced tea
- Trying new (and not so new) food
- Blogging and Food blogs
- Food Traditions
- Foodie Fridates
- Frank Bruni’s Born Round
- Filipino Breakfast
- Top Chef TV Show
- Chili Con Carne
- Spanish Sardines
- Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy
- Taho in a cup
- Pipino Vegetarian Restaurant
- Arroz ala Cubana
- Aling Rita’s Isaw stall
- Milk Tea