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…
I had a hard time looking for this. Where can I find it?
Hi Prudence. I saw it in Robinsons…it must also be in the SM groceries. Good luck:)
My sister-in-law bought a box of that and I tried it the other day. I acutally liked it. I only realized later that it was actually for losing weight. I thought it was an ordinary cereal. Hehe 😀
Hmm actually Jaypee, I still have to find out what Special K means… is it Special Kapayatan Cereals or what? hehe. Have to look at the calorie content too, kung low cal nga…. I heard in the US they have protein bars, wala pa dito;)
mukhang Kellogs ang Logo. preho lng ba sila ng gumawa nun?
Id love to try this one.
tagal ko na gusto mag gym or at least mag trim down man lang.. hay ang tanging day off ko, reserved pa for out of towns lagi 🙁
Most likely it’s named Special K because it’s made by Kellogg’s. Yeah, they have the protein bars here and I know my sister-in-law has them too. I’ll try the protein bars later and see if they also taste good. Hehe 😀
Ahhhh, Kelloggs nga pala.
Tell me how it went Jaypee… the protein bars I mean:)
Good luck sa diet Eric… mahirap nga mag diet if you’re travelling and want to taste the local food:)
panu ko kaya simulan itong diet na ito? ahaaahha masarap ang danggit at dried mangoes sa cebu, ang batchoy sa iloilo ang inasal sa bacolod, at talaba sa roxas. aahahaha
pero pramis gusto kong itry talaga to.
BTW, nahulog pala ako sa hagdan last week, na semento paa ko, ngayon lang natanggal ang cast at bukas babalik na ako sa work after a long sick leave 🙂
Start the diet by buying a couple of cartons in the grocery Eric, hahaha. Don’t forget the milk and the brown sugar.
I can empathize with you… mahirap talagang mag diet when you go to local places… lalo na in your native Bacolod!!! haha
BatJay, Ang Dating Hippopotamus says
this is what i eat for breakfast and (sometimes) dinner. effective sa weight control. there is a red berry flavor that i like the most.
Hi Batjay. Kaya pala nag-slim down ka talaga. Sayang wala pang red berry flavor dito sa Pinas…