Perhaps I have to thank the family gene pool for my fairly good metabolism. It has ensured that I will not balloon to obscene proportions even though am an avid foodie and do eat a lot. Admittedly, age has caught up with me and my midsection, nobody’s perfect after all, and am increasingly tempted to curb my cravings or munch in moderation if I am to stay in tiptop shape.
So now am trying the Special K diet which I first read about from Becky Kho, the editor in chief of fab new magazine Yummy (who I also had a good fortune of meeting at Diamond Hotel’s Wagyu fest). This looks like a very healthy, achievable diet since I don’t ever want to be popping pills whose contents I never know about.
The Special K diet is actually very simple and is fairly cheap, since a box of the cereals which will last you approximately two days cost only $2 at the grocery.
What is this all about?
The Special K carton says:
– Breakfast for 15 days: 45 grams of Special K with one cup of skim milk and one portion of fruit
– Enjoy your lunch as you normally do, try to balance it with a low fat diet and lots of vegetables.
– Dinner: 45 grams of Special K with skim milk and one portion of fruit for at least 6 times during the 15 days.
If you still feel hungry – take another 3 to 5 portions of fruits a day besides the ones you should eat during your breakfast and dinner.
Sounds sensible isn’t it?
Like any diet, it always takes motivation and determination. I can’t expect myself to stick to this religiously, especially with last-minute cocktails and dinner invitations I have to contend with, and the overflowing food in our office. But the key phrase here is low-diet, and we have to low-diet our meals as best as we can
if like most vain girls, we aspire to fit into those skimpy summer clothes whatever…