The Vegetarian 100 days challenge week 6 has gone! Wow, I felt like I just started!
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
Up to now, there is always a challenge.
This week was the homemade Cambodian style porridge with chicken. There are a few different kinds of porridge. But the chicken or fish flavor is my most favorite of all.
My mom had to make it for one of my cousins who isn’t feeling well. Porridge sometimes are given to sick people so they can recover faster. It’s equivalence to serving chicken soup to a sick person.
However, it’s one of the most common breakfast we eat. I eat that thing any time of the day! We serve it with home grown bean sprouts, green onion, cilantro, lime juice, chili sauce and a few other herbs on top. It’s SUPER yummy.
Well, I get to smell and looked at it as I’ve been for this past six weeks. I almost lost my mind to chicken porridge!
The next challenge was I had an unexpected hectic schedule this week. There isn’t a quick and easy “fast food vegetable” eatery around.
It was a good thing that I stocked up fruits and brought them with me. They were my life saver for the week.
Getting junk food is so convenience. Fast food places are in every corner, like mushrooms.
Before doing this challenge, I wasn’t fully pay attention to vegetarian restaurants. Well, I didn’t had to find a place that serve decent vegetarian dishes.
Mental discipline is a silence boss. Will you listen to the boss?
It’s so difficult for me to control the craving if I see the food. I have no problem if I don’t see it. You can tell me all the about food as long as you don’t put it in front of me.
If it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind. It doesn’t bother me.
No wonder so many food commercials always have pictures of the food. They want to torture us!
As I mentioned last week that I’ve gained weight. The major contribution to that was I’ve been eating more sweets and often.
As part of my self discipline to avoid addiction, I cut down on consuming sugar or sweets.
Overall, I think my body is about 65% adjusting to the new diet. It is to my surprise that it takes my body longer to adapt to the new diet regiment.
On the plus side, I am not hungry as I used to be! That is the best thing that happens this week. I still eat about the same portion.
WHAT IS ON MY MIND?
Unhealthy food industries are dominating in our society. If you are not aware how the food you put on your plates every single meal are being processed and where they come from, you should do some researches. At least stay informed for your family and own sake.
It’s sadden me that we, in away, are poisoning ourselves each bite we swallow down the throats when we make unhealthy food choices.
The food and health regulations need to place tougher rules and restrictions to protect the people: US.
If things continue to be the same as today and nothing will be done, it’ll get worse.
The next generations will suffer tremendously. That’s a GUARANTEE!
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Which one do you love more: Food or you? It’s a thin line between the two.
Will I make it to week seven? May 2nd, 2016 is the intended end date.
Stay tune for next week update.