Happy WIAW! As always, thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting (and for always coming up with fun themes every month!).
This month’s theme is about good habits and, lately, I’ve been forming a lot of good habits. Or, more accurately, letting go of bad habits.
I already blogged about how I’ve stopped logging my food. In the same vein, I’ve become a lot less rigid about my eating habits.
Not too long ago, I had to eat every 3-4 hours or I’d get anxious about feeling hungry. Every day, it was the same thing – 3 meals, 3 snacks – always consumed at the exact same time. Chalk it up to conventional diet wisdom that champions the “mini-meal” as the best way to “boost” your metabolism.
While I still think it’s important to plan meals and snacks and keep your energy levels up throughout the day, you shouldn’t let it dictate your schedule. Newsflash: you are not going to die if you don’t eat every four hours. Your metabolism is not going to shut down and stop working.
Thankfully, I’m way more relaxed about food these days. I often skip my morning snack if I’m not hungry (which means I go a whole 5-6 hours without eating some days) and if my meal time gets delayed a bit, I no longer freak out.
Case in point – on Sunday, my friend invited me to a TIFF screening of Spike Lee’s Bad 25 documentary. The film started at noon, which conflicts with my usual lunch time. But I didn’t let it bother me. Yes, I got a little hungry during the movie but it wasn’t the end of the world. I ended up eating lunch (a sandwich from Subway) around 2:30 – about 2 hours later than usual – and I was fine.
Later in the evening, I met up with Josh for dinner at his mom’s place. She cooked some amazing Filipino food.
Ginataang Kalabasa - squash cooked in coconut milk and curry.
Chicken Adobo – chicken and potatoes marinated in vinegar, soy sauce and crushed black pepper. Probably the best known Filipino dish.
Beef Stir-Fry (not really a Filipino dish per se but a nice addition to the mix).
Dinner was topped off with apple crumble and ice cream – my favourite fall dessert (totally trumps pumpkin pie in my opinion).
Any bad habits you’ve given up lately?
Have you ever tried Filipino food?
Apple crumble or pumpkin pie?