“If the diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
If the diet is right, there is no need for medicine.”
After doing a lot of research, I come to realize how red meats & dairy-rich food can affect one’s health. (Think high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer etc) After getting the support from my dear husband and kids, we embarked on our new diet journey a few weeks ago.
Yes, we are on a no-red meats, high fiber, low dairy “modified Mediterranean” diet now! And besides this, I am also trying to add more whole grains to our diet and buying less refined/processed food.
To be frank, the change isn’t really that difficult la. Even though we love to eat out on weekends and snack on unhealthy chips occasionally, we are actually eating pretty healthy food at home most of the time. I think the most difficult part has to be the inconveniences that come with this diet change. Now, I can’t just cook what we craved or eat junk or processed food as and when we like it. And when we dine out or do our grocery shopping, we have to be very selective of what we order and what we buy.
Since I really want to make the switch as ‘painless’ and unnoticeable as possible for my family, I have to do more research, spend more time planning for our meals (again, Trello is a great tool!) and learn to read nutrition labels more carefully. Can you imagine how time consuming it is? Really ah, if it is not for the love for the family, I don’t think this lazy sahm could to do this at all.
Anyway, it has been more than 3 weeks since the switch. I’m very pleased to say that the family hasn’t complained about the missing meat dishes YET and also, we finally managed to convert to eating all brown rice yesterday!! Woohoo!
Both DH & I also noticed a change in our physical health. He has lost almost 5~8lbs of weight so far and his ‘united nation’ belly is beginning to ‘disintegrate’ and his ‘legendary’ 6-packs seems to want to make a comeback! Well, I called them ‘legendary’ is because I have never ever seen them even though I was with him for 20 years already lor. Heheee…. As for me, even though I didn’t weigh myself at all, I can see that my flabby & always bloated tummy looks a little smaller lor (*small voice*)and I feel more energized, though I still need to take a short nap after lunch. Hmm…. I guess 休息是为了走更长的路咯。*grin*
Ok la… lili lolo such a long post, I think it’s time for me to take a rest and do some craft work. I will write again soon and probably start sharing with you on the healthy food I cook for my family next time. Ciao!