Friday, March 12, 2010

Comfort food

Food always tastes better when eaten with friends

THIS is how to eat a Big Mac

Eating and catching up with a good friend- perfect

What is it about food that is so comforting? I used to be blessed with this amazing metabolism rate that ALLOWED me to eat and immediately be hungry again after approximately an hour regardless of what I had wolfed down previously. I say blessed because despite this erratic eating schedule, the bathroom scales never tipped over 48kg.

Munching away happily helped me through boarding school and the pressure of being away from my family for the first time in my life. For some reason my old school (and probably all boarding schools in general) had this policy of fattening up their students. We had 6 meals a day. SIX! In addition to that, I always had a burger/nuggets/ or any other deep fried equivalent that they sold after class, and of course the COMPULSORY, heavenly 'nasi lemak ko-op putera' (our nasi lemak was less nice) almost every day.

In medical school, snacking helped me study and get through the tonnes of stuff we had to cram into our tiny brains. Basically my eating habits did not change at all, despite learning all the consequences of an unhealthy diet. I was an invincible eating machine. I think most people used to shake their heads in disbelief.

Now, finally my previously reliable metabolism has thrown in the towel. Like other normal people, I must now be aware of what I eat, and make some effort at choosing the healthy alternatives when presented with options. *SIGH* It's kinda akin to Superman waking up one day and having no X-ray vision.. sure..he can still fly but it's just not the same if he can't spy on Lois anymore...


myoneandonly ME said...

eh eh gambar aku pun ader? hehe..hidayah..nnt lepas aku hbis pantang bwk aku gi mkn2 tpt best2 eh? huhu

Hidayah Ismawi said...

hehe.. of lah beb.. I will be your personal post pantang tour guide :)


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