“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley
I am, once again for the nth time, obsessed with eating healthy. This time around, my fascination is focused on fiber. No, it’s not because of some sluggishness or difficulty in evacuating the bowel contents. There are other reasons too, you know.
Masood and I both have a strong family history for hypertension. With that in mind, I intend to be more disciplined when it comes to fiber consumption.
And more importantly, consuming food high in fiber helps reduce weight! It is because fiber-rich food takes a longer time to digest, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. They also tend to be “less energy dense”, which means fewer calories for the same volume of food.
Now, my taste buds aren’t a big fan of cereals and oatmeals. Also, I am often too lazy to cut fruit. But I am determined to make this work and, therefore, aimed at having high fiber breakfasts to start with. When I had made up my mind, I sweet-talked Masood into buying fiber-enriched cereals.
After spending 30 minutes looking at boxes, reading nutrition facts and a lot of discussion, we ended up buying these on Friday evening:
And here’s what we actually had for breakfast since then:
Pancakes with honey and butter, Masafi mixed-fruit juice (which isn’t really healthy because it contains sugar and tastes good), a banana, and half cup tea.
Aalo ki bhujia (spicy mashed potatoes ), chapati, half banana (because Masood and I shared a piece), and tea.
Fiber-rich cereals, InshaAllah.