Road-Testing the Sacred Heart Diet

Image from pixabay.com

Image from pixabay.com

I am a pear — big hips and thighs, small waist and bust. When I was younger, I used to really hate my body, and in a world where the skinny is favoured, how can one not detest curviness? I’ve eventually come past body issues — I eat what I want, when I want it, and not let anyone shame me for the shape that I’m in. But it’s not to say that I don’t maintain a certain weight, not for vanity (okay, maybe a little), but mainly for health.

My weight used to usually play around 52 kg to 55 kg before I gave birth, and at 5’6″, I was within normal body proportions. But as Sanji grows up, and as work becomes more stressful than ever, I found myself constantly reaching for that cookie and that soda and that bag of chips, and sometimes after a really challenging day, I eat a heavy meal right before bedtime. These habits not only make me sick (like throwing up because I’m too full sick), but it also lessens my mobility. I am now 62kg — the heaviest that I have ever been.

It’s time to eat healthy. And with that goal, I want to start disciplining myself, kind of a preparatory diet, with the help of the Sacred Heart Diet. And I’m happy to report that my mom and younger sister will be joining me in this mini #BalikKalusuganAtAlindog project.

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Eats: Stockton Place

Stockton Place's Seared Scallops with Tomato Tart, Lime Creme Fraiche and Roasted Peppers

Stockton Place’s Seared Scallops with Tomato Tart, Lime Creme Fraiche and Roasted Peppers, (photo credits to my younger sister, Pola)

My dreams are made of their seared-to-perfection scallops and tomato tart which is regal in its simplicity and brilliance. Plato once said: At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. Well, I say: Who cares about love? At the taste of this dish, everyone becomes a gourmet critique.

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