Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Holiday = eat more = weight more??

Thanks everyone for the input about the dress. I ended up wearing the pink dress and the butterfly ones, the greenish blue one will be kept for the next wedding^^ and the wedding went very very well, thanks for asking!!


I'm on holiday now as you all might have known, and I think most of us will be having christmas holiday soon, away or not from home. Holiday is always identical with eating more and I often heard people remark "It's holiday, it's okay eat some more" lolz...I think it is justified to gain a few kgs while you're on holiday and then try to sweat them off when you're back to work??
True that during a holiday we should treat ourselves nicely which includes indulging in foods and other relaxing activities. But in terms of food department, I dont really like having to sweat some weights off when Im back from holiday, it's almost like paying my credit card bills hahaha XD
How about enjoying holiday, foods, and not gaining weight?? I do think it's possible :D

Here are some things I always do during holiday to keep my weight at check, it works for me MOST of the time hahaha:



1. I tried to eat healthier fast foods, I opt for home cooked fast foods (we have alot available in Asian countries), who eat mcdonalds on holiday anyway? when my fave foods are fattening ones, like Sweet Martabak or Fried Banana (can't avoid those sometimes ^^"), I tried to eat little each time and spread it during the day or two.

picture: half boiled egg, my fave snacks, I'm tempted to add salts but I opt for pepper instead ^^


2. I try to peek at the kitchen's to see the oil they used to fry the foods (some of the resto have their kitchen at the front of their shop). since asian countries seems to have a shabby standard of what is acceptable in cooking, I tried not to eat at the resto where the cooking oil looks old or as pitch black as my car's oil XD XD
picture: the yummy fried garlic to season the dishes, goes well with almost everything X) i miss this so much!


3. I try to go in bigger groups so we can order more things and share, this way I can eat a little of a lot of variety ^^ or when go alone or in pair, I go for smaller portion.
picture: Duck Beehoon, the famous local dish in Medan (where I am now!YAY!)


4. Avoid peanut sauce where possible, but if I must I take a small amount and substitute the rest with chilli LOLz...some people say chilli makes their appetite  stronger but for me it's all the same since I eat chilli very often.

Do you have any tips to share??

Happy holiday for every one of you!

ps. Does everyone know whether blogspot change their feature for adding people to 'blog updates" list? I tried to add people who followed my blog to my "blog updates" and in the past I was able to simply add them from "the existing follower" tab (rather than putting their url address one by one), but I cant find that magic tab now! @.@"  I hope any of you know what I'm talking about.

41 comments:

Dina (XYYan) said...

i like sweet martabak too! esp. with a lot of cheeses. for me it's heaven to eat it. haha.. i'm exaggerating.
nice tips, but i can't avoid peanut sauce cause i love it so much :D

thanks for your sweet comment too! :)

Blair said...

I loveeee fried garlic. It's perfect as garnishing to everything!!! XD

Duck beehoon? Never tried that but it sounds yummy! I prefer cempedak goreng to pisang goreng but I won't discriminate when I do get my hands on them haha =)

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♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

oh..thanks for thr tips..that's my main problem when it comes to holidays..anyway about blogging problem, i dunno about that..i haven't noticed..sorry..>_<

sheri amor said...

aw.. thanks for the tips!!! haha i need that really.. !! and evr since I loved eating peanuts!! specially the one with hard coating on it.. I can;t really avoid that huhu specially this xmas season

Fifi said...

OMG, I can never give up my peanut sauce. You know it's just our "thing" as Indonesians right?? Haha. I think I have peanut sauce at least once a week, whether it's in my gado-gado, ketoprak, or sate. Lol XD

Askmewhats said...

eeekkk your post made me even more hungry! I am not a peanut lover :) hehehe I love garlic though..wonderful tips!

Mona said...

DOLLIEEEEEE!!! how are ya? is that the tshirt you bought when we went shopping? come to think of it i bought the same thing in a different color :D

things are ok, been busy and trying to stay out of the cold :P

how goes you?

RicAdeMus said...

That's interesting, i would never charge too much on my credit card during the holidays, but I do eat more--and then I pay for it later. It's the same, but I never thought of it that way.

Maybe that will help me eat less this year. Maybe! LOL

One thing I do to help me eat less is fill my own plate. My wife thinks I should eat enough for 2 guys--4 during the holidays!

Diane said...

i will send you some once I'm done with finals and once I start having cash again! haha.. lots of things you might like!

Sarah said...

Ohhh Hana don't even talk about weight gain :S I have put on so much weight lately it's terrible! and things are not going to improve over the next few weeks lol i guess that's where good ol' new years resolutions come in handy right :)

Ooh I didn't know that a round face was lucky!!! Well there ya go! :)
Haha Ohh I do skip on eyebrows sometimess, but without blush and mascara I feel so naked!
You are so gorgeous though you could pull it off easily :) xx

Leah said...

Hi there... I have one very effective tip... drink water before every meal...that way you'll feel full so you'll eat less.

Thao said...

I definitely can't resist foods around the holidays. Some of them are only once a year! So why not? =)

Dina (XYYan) said...

of course i would! love your new profile pic :)

Pop Champagne said...

thanks for your lovely comment! and hehe yeeees it's the holidays and we need our winter fat! lol well it's minus 18 degrees C in ottawa so thats why I'm eating to gain some fat. oh man and for your garlic over the past week I;ve been eating a clove of raw garlic per day just to get over my cold my bf enjoyed that... HAHA

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Blovet Beauty said...

my gawd! my mom is a teacher and this holiday, she has been at home cooking non stop for me.. i am gaining weight!!! I love home cooked food but too much of a good thing is not good right!
Happy Holidays!

Manju said...

gosh i tend to binge so much during holidays >.<
oh bte, you look so cute in the new profile pic! ^_^

*~kAy~* said...

gawsh, I don't have any tips to eating healthy haha! I usually eat a lot of junk! :P
I learned quite a bit from your tips to eating healthier though ;) thanks! :)

Toothfairy said...

ok I so do not like martabak! Boyfriend had me try it in Bali, but I hated it... :S but garlic, yum... haha


I love your new profile pic dear!

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh gosh, holiday season= more food=weight gain! agh..... grrr...but tis the season to eat and be merry! Happy holidays to you and your family. =)

Pop Champagne said...

Hope everything is well and have a GREATTT CHRISTMAS! I've been binge eating since I got back to my parents, oh my gotta start going to the gym hehehe if there's a boxing day in Thailand have a fruitful one!! :D

Toothfairy said...

hey love!

Tagged you in my latest post!
Merry christmas!

loves

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, here's wishing you the very best of Seasons greetings. Stay beautiful and keep a song in your heart. Have a happy new year, Lee.

RicAdeMus said...

Hi! It was nice to see you on-line. =) It is hard to keep up during the holidays.

I discovered an unpleasant way to avoid overeating. I've had a bad tooth ache. My dentist wouldn't see me until mid-January, so I have a new dentist now who will see me tomorrow. I was hoping it would go away, but it blossomed instead {oh, the pain!}. =)

Hope you're having a nice holiday and that the New Year finds you and your family happy and healthy.

Manju said...

you are way too sweet :)
happy new year girl! i hope 2010 is AMAZING for you *hugs*

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audrey said...

thank you very much for your kind comment, so nice of you :) and you're welcome :)
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Blair said...

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adin_22 said...

Merry Christmas to you too....moving s fine but the thing is I think we are moving again :(

Toothfairy said...

Hana!

Enjoy the rest of your holidays! I'm being lazy too, yay! haha

Happy nye!

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*~kAy~* said...

Happy New Year! <3

aww.. at least you got to spend lots of quality time with your friends and family :)
Lucky you for not having to wrap gifts! :)

Iyah said...

hahah! I gained weight this holidays but i don't care that much :P I just need to exercise maybe during my free times ^_^

Peanuts? I lovveee peanuts! :)

*Nehs* said...

happy new year hun! <3

Yumeko said...

Happy new year 2010!!

naomi said...

I'm not a fan of raw eggs so the half boiled eggs look eww to me lol but the fried garlic and the duck dish look so so delicious. I'm salivating! happy new year dear!

Dina (XYYan) said...

Thanks for the wishes! aw, so sorry for not being able to meet you. just tell me the next time you're here :) I'll try my best to meet you!

heartofpearl ♡ said...

ahah thats cute with the fast food! and oh goshh DROOLS.. i should stop blogging so late, everytime i find pics of food i crave !! a happy new yr to you xx

Pop Champagne said...

hehe thanks so much love! I miss your posts! :D

Blair said...

Hana, do try the other MBD flavours that you own. My skin is pretty sensitive and all of the flavours that I tried so far never broke me out. I'm too cowardly to try the Black Pearl flavour though haha~

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sssdawna said...

i am having to work off the pounds right now! lol that food looks really good, i wish we had places like that where i live = ] maybe we do and i just haven't found em...