Healthy House

by Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I’m completely aware that this is a weird thing to say… but I am so thrilled to be back on this diet!

After a whole month of Christmas ham and queso de bola (they were delicious, no ragrets, not a single letter) I’m just stoked to taste all the other food groups I’ve forgotten even existed. Hello vegetables and fish <3

I’ve done so many kinds of diets.. calorie counting.. no meat.. all meat. It’s ridiculous. All of them have reasons why they’re the “correct” ones. The truth is though, fruit diets are full of sugar.. Plain calorie counting doesn’t keep you healthy if you don’t take into consideration the difference between a good calorie and a bad one (you mean to say i can eat 1200 calories of cookies and beer every day?!).. And all meat just isn’t realistic unless you commit to having “off season” which will yoyo your weight. Don’t get me wrong, if you get to know me you’ll see that I still think sugar is the devil.. but i now do acknowledge that people need some carbs and fiber in their lives, and after i tried 2 weeks of only steamed chicken breast with no salt, no sauce, no sugar, no taste, no joy, I also now acknowledge that it’s important to have a diet that you can keep up with. I looked good for the shoot i was prepping for, but got hella chunky after cause i deprived my self of knowing what yummy was.

I’ve done a month worth of this service before. The food was delicious, a different cuisine every day. The meal portions were filling, and to be honest i usually asked my mom to help me finish them. And when the month ended and i was off the diet, a whole bunch of weight didn’t come rushing back into my gut.

So now if i may draw a conclusion from using myself as a diet guinea pig, i advise the following (like, as a friend, not as a nutritionist):

  • Eat food that will actually put nourishment into your body
  • Have a cheat day every week
  • Don’t be lazy and leave your food tasting like nothing just cause it’s “healthy”

…these are all things you can do for yourself, but if you don’t really have the time to manage all your meals, check out @thehealthyhouseph on Instagram and maybe their nutritionist and chef will make you as happy as they did me.

Now I’m off ’cause I’ve been killing myself wanting to eat this Thai menu I got since it was delivered last night. Thai food is my fave <3

11 Responses
  • karla castillo
    January 13, 2016

    I really admired you rhian as a person.. You’re one of my inspiration in having a healthy lifestyle. Being an Emergency Room nurse is really a tough job, well sometimes we have no time to eat just to attend the needs of our patient ,(kung ano lang yung mabilis kainin like chips papatulan na wag lang mga hypoglycemia at antukin..hehehπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)tapos dadagdag pa yung emotional stress kasi di maiiwasan na may mga tao na di maisip na ang ER is not a first come first serve basis, so kailangan talaga ng sobrang habang temper at pang unawa, well thats what I called #buhayNars..hahah.. But now, I really tried to follow the food pyramid and I’m so happy na kinakaya ko and I’m getting used to it… So thank you so much for giving us inspiration to be fit and healthy…

    • whianwamos
      January 13, 2016

      hi karla! to be honest, i don’t follow the food pyramid. i don’t wanna get into my whole conspiracy theory about the food pyramid but I’m just gonna say that i don’t believe we should be having as much carbs as the food pyramid says. majority of what we eat should really be the green veggies. carbo based crops are grown by bulk and cheaper to grow and i think that’s why they’re more accessible.. but i like that you mentioned that there is a crash that follows after eating a bunch of potato chips. i think same goes for white rice, other potato products and things that are made of white flour like bread, noodles and pasta. these food items i treat like a cheat or reward meal. i don’t habitually eat them =)

    • Aztig Estrangero
      January 14, 2016

      Relate much.. Cancer nurse here.. I’m not fond of breads or pasta but i looooove rice.. I’ve got sweet tooth too but Diabetes runs in the family so I limit or better yet, I deprive myself. Hmmm.. Coke and rootbeer are my weaknesses but dropped them off.. πŸ™ It’s the bad body clock having 12 hour shifts that increases my rice intake and sedentary life.. Water therapy and once in a blue moon bicycling is what i’m doing now plus apple cider vinegar shot in the morn.. Thanks Rhian!

    • whianwamos
      January 19, 2016

      The more we discover how natural food tastes, our appreciation for it grows. Font get me wrong, i like the occasional junk food, but i treat them like scooby snacks. Theyre just treats =)

  • karla castillo
    January 14, 2016

    someone also told me that before,not to follow food pyramid .. and with you telling me that,I guess I’ll follow that.. Just a week ago I’ve started eating quinoa instead of our typical rice and gluten free breads.. do you think that’s better?.. recently I have seeing you bake oatmel bars… do you use sugar in it?.. because these past few days I cut sugar in my diet, but I can’t live without coffee , so now, Everyday sugar free vanilla non fat latte from Starbucks is my coffee do you think that would help?..( I also go For venti ).. And regards with stress eating?.. I unconciously doing it especially in work πŸ™
    thank you so much for spending sometime in answering my questions, I just admire you so much that you make me wanna live a healthier life…

    • karla castillo
      January 14, 2016

      by the way Ms. Rhian I’m hoping soon you publish your own book.. I’ll defintely collect them. Pls send my regard to your sister nadine, I really love pedro beer. and the food in bank bar they were awesome πŸ‘Œ

    • whianwamos
      January 19, 2016

      For sure quinoa is a better carb option than white rice. Yes i do use brown sugar in my oatmeal bars but i dont eat them daily. Large amounts of sugar-free options have proven to be cancerous so maybe start appreciating the real coffee taste for what it is. The longer you eat more natural food, the more you’ll love the natural flavours =)

  • carson mccullers
    January 18, 2016

    Don’t the natural nutrients of the food they deliver a week in advance get wasted when it’s heated?

    • whianwamos
      January 19, 2016

      Hello! They deliver it to you the night before with instructions on heating.. there are two to three dishes per day that are meant to be eaten cold =)

    • carson mccullers
      January 20, 2016

      Oh! Okay. I guess it’s best to check out their website. I suppose they also work around food preferences? I have been keeping to vegetables and fish for sometime now and staying away from pork, beef, chicken (I cheat sometimes, though). I have lost weight/inches with that diet plus 1-hour of brisk walking at least 3x a week. Thanks!

  • karla castillo
    January 19, 2016

    thank you so much rhian for all the informations.. very much appreciated and I’ve learned alot from you..Hope you publish your own book soon…

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