My mom aka my best friend never fails to freak out when I sorta give up on myself. Improving one self is a constant and never-ending process. From time to time, I let myself go, fall down in diminuendo and not bother to look back, you know, things like eating fried chicken and not bother to peel off chicken skin, a pint of ice cream for breakfast and pretend that I have no work to do, jobless and wear sweatpants all day! Sweatpants make people weak. They don’t have character, just like a lukewarm bath water. I want my Earl Grey hot just like I demand my bath water to be hot and fragrant! Now, it is time for crescendo and a stronger mind that’s less inclined to diminuendo!
Hot babes who are persistent in maintaining their health, youth and intellectual curiosity always have my utmost respect. Respect Hot babes, Stop bitching about how hot they are because everyone can be hot! Hot babes need to constantly work out, make sure they don’t eat junk food, care for their skin meticulously and most importantly Never Stop Learning new things to be even more brilliant.
Speaking of Reading, Sophie Kinsella did not disappoint me with her “My (not so) Perfect Life”, I HEART SOPHIE KINSELLA. I laughed so hard, full of inspirations, encouragements and humor. Babes empower each other, lift each other up, encourage each other to be even more gorgeous and sexier.
My sweatpants lifestyle blindfolded me to a hopeless 58.5 kg during this winter. I am really good at losing weight fast, but this is not what I wanted to do again. I have some eating disorder issue. I tend to eat A Lot and then starve myself to lose those guilty weight. It ruined my digestive system and menstruation cycle. I used to have a very very serious constipation issue. I only eat fibre when I want to lose weight and according to my grandpa “fibre” got stucked, not enough “carbs” to push them out. Yes grandpa you’re a genius!
So this time, I devised a 2-month plan to lose weight!
Good carbs: wild rice, tri-color quinoa, brown rice, red rice, black rice, old-fashioned rolled oats, barley, Sweet Potato, Banana
Good fats: Fish Oil with Omega 3,6&9, Top quality extra virgin olive oil, Tahini paste, Coconut oil, Avocado, Cheese(haha)
Protein: Eggs, Silky Tofu (I don’t like firm tofu), Yogurt (Greek)
Antioxidants and Fibre: Ginger, Kale, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Broccoli, Strawberries, Blackberries, lemon, apple, orange, cucumber, banana, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, black fungus, kelp, seaweed, red dates Matcha tea and Earl Grey Tea(There is a lot of good fruits and veggy, those I listed are the ones I can get easily from farmer’s market and those I like.)
Breakfast When I am late to school: Old fashioned oatmeal with dried cranberries/raisins/pumpkin seeds (eat it in the car on the way to school)
Breakfast/Brunch When I wake up earlier and have time to prepare:
- Soak wild rice+quinoa+brown rice+red rice (or any grains combo you desire) overnight
- Wake up -> Steam rice first before washing my face -> Rice will be cooked when I am done with dressing and washing my face (less likely to be late)
- Steam veggy, Slice avocado, Stir fry eggs with coconut oil
- Assemble them on a bowl then drizzle with Tahini+Extra Virgin Olive Oil+Turmeric+Sea Salt+Raw Honey sauce that I concocted.
If I am really hungry, I will eat banana oatmeal or else Earl Grey Tea/ Matcha Tea with milk and fruits (2 apples because 1 is not enough and berries). Sometimes I make ginger shot/ginger lemon shot.
Ginger portion=>a thumb size
Super cool shot 1: Ginger + a glass of water + 1 tbsp honey -> blend -> drink up
Super cool shot 2: Ginger + 1 Orange + 1/2 glass of water -> blend -> drink up
Super cool shot 3: Ginger + 1 cup of spinach + 1/2 glass of water -> blend -> drink up
Mostly oatmeal or Tofu (A block) or 1 steamed sweet potato and some fruits
It takes time to lose weight. To avoid the weight to bounce back fast, you need to lose it gradually. The most ideal and maximum weight to lose each week is no more than 1 kg. This plan I devised is not only for weight loss but for detox as well. I cut down my sugar intake significantly. I have sugar addiction. It is common for me to devour a box of chocolate each day. Valentine’s day was just over, so I went to the store and got myself a tonnes of discounted Valentine’s day chocolate. I do my chocolate shopping after every major celebration like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving or Halloween. I particularly love Halloween chocolate! Now, I still award myself with two pieces of dark chocolate after each meal as dessert. I keep my chocolate intake much much under control and I stopped eating ice cream like they are the only food exists in America.
I always drink tea like they are the best thing in the world. I need my daily Earl Grey or Matcha to function. Tea and books make me feel wonderful.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S.Lewis
Drink more tea and read more books. Blow Kisses to all the babes out there who are making themselves even hotter! We babes should stick together! Empower each other!
I cannot stop vouching for extra virgin olive oil and fish oil. They really make my hair so glossy. They look shiny and glossy by itself, without having to apply a tonnes of expensive and unnecessary hair oil. In the beginning, it is only my corgi, Mini is taking her daily intake of fish oil. I avoided it because of the smell. I realized that after she started taking her daily dosage of fish oil, her fur is smoother and shiner. So, her mommy (me), started taking fish oil pills too. I found this fish oil pills with lemon flavor, swallow it fast and it will not stink to your breathe. No matter what, I never forget to eat two fish oil pills and 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil each day. Invest in good and top notch quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fish Oil, totally worth every penny you spend!!!
Homemade 5 minutes dog food recipes:
- Protein choice: Grass fed beef/ Organic Chicken drumstick (That’s all she will eat, she hates lamb, chicken breast, bison and turkey)
- Carb choice: wild rice quinoa combo I cooked for myself I will scope 3 tablespoons for her or else 3 tablespoons of old fashioned rolled oats
- Fats: Fish oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fruits and Veggy: Finely chopped berries/apples/seaweed/kelp/broccoli/kale/cabbage/spinach (If it is not finely chopped, she will pick them out patiently)
- Sprinkle with some turmeric
All her food is prepared by steaming or lightly stir fried with coconut oil. I called it One pot dog food. All done in 5 minutes. Cook meat -> mix with rice and chopped veggy/fruits -> drizzle oil -> Serve and hope that she will approve it.
Lots of Kisses and love,
Charlotte and Mini (Mini is hotter because she has corgi butts, so unfair!)