Where was I?

Gone for a very long time.

A lot of things happened between my last post and this – a job, a house, quit job, crappy Internet service, back to old apartment, a part-time job, among many others. Now that things are settled, I can only hope I can blog from time to time, if not regularly.

Been reading up on healthy living lately.
It’s high time I switch to a healthier lifestyle after trying different things which aren’t healthy when I was younger. I’m feeling poorly most of the time even though I’ve done nothing heavy and laborious so I started looking into other food or other ways of eating. My husband joined in and we did some light research.

These veggies are basically what's in my food these days.

These veggies are basically what’s in my food these days. Image via Google.

As a result, we’ve embarked on a diet that still allows us to eat meat (my husband is a meat-lover). That means we are staying away from sugary, high-carbs, and fatty foods. Incorporating animal protein and good, healthy fats (ghee is our new bestfriend) and vegetables (no grains and other carbo-sources) into our daily meals is a challenge but we are doing good. Nearly a month now since we started our new diet, the general feeling of tiredness has gone away! I can’t believe I’ve lasted this long! In fact, I have more energy than before and my weight has dropped.

The challenge is also about being resourceful. Not all the veggies recommended in the diet regimen are available in the markets and shops here in Phnom Penh. The trick, I learned, is to just work with whatever is available at home and, with a little help from the Internet (yes, Manong Google, I’m talking about you), I can come up with a better, balanced meal for me and my husband.

We have a long way to go, for sure. It will take time, yes, but I think we’re on the right track.