For the first time in my life, I am NOT binging on Chinese New Year snacks this year. In previous years, I would have already finished off a few containers of cookies and chips even before Chinese New Year arrived. Actually, it is not hard at all. Ever since I kicked off my addiction on deep fried food, pastries, ice-creams and other sugary snacks, my taste bud changed as well. It also helps heaps that the MIL has now turned into a health freak after a few health scares last year. When everyone in the house eats clean, it is very easy to eat clean too. Even my foodie hubs is turning into a health and fitness freak now — since last year, when he successfully lost a few kilos.
It is not an overnight alteration. It took me months to alter my taste bud. Ever since I stopped eating deep fried food, those zits stopped rearing their ugly heads too. That is my greatest motivation – to look into a mirror looking at a glowing face 😀 My complexion is almost flawless now and best of all, I have absolutely NO craving on deep fried food and sugary snacks now. Of course I still do eat snacks every now and then, but I do not crave for them and do not binge on them anymore. I snack mostly on almonds, cashew nuts, pistachio nuts and roast pumpkin seeds to stave off hunger.
There are containers of deep fried arrowroot chips, cookies and pork jerky sitting invitingly on the table of our CNY corner but you know what? I have almost zilch desire to pull off the celo tape of the caps to feast on those sins! Monkey see monkey do. My kids have never been so disciplined before. They have not even asked permission to eat those cookies and chips!