In Summary
  • I had mastered every trick in the book on how to consume the least amount of food possible.
  • Gulping down two glasses of water before eating was a personal fauvorite back then.
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I once ate a single carrot for lunch. No, I was not partial-fasting and neither had I had a kingly breakfast. I was on a diet to lose weight. As I nibbled gingerly on the carrot wishing it would last forever, my other hand caressed my mid-section. “Hmmm…not much change, but it is only day three. Keep at it Marion, you got this,” I mused. This was an outright lie.  I didn’t got this. The only thing I got were muscles that were slowly wasting away as I slipped onto the deadly path of self-starvation.

MASTERED EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK

I had mastered every trick in the book on how to consume the least amount of food possible. Gulping down two glasses of water before eating was a personal fauvorite back then. Second best was using a really huge plate to serve my food then spreading it out sparsely so it would look like it was more. I called this my food mind-tricks.

While it is said that Google is our friend, it can also be our enemy . I got most of my destructive techniques for under-eating from the same internet that now provides me with filling recipes.  

HUNGER PANGS

Eventually, the hunger pangs started taking a toll on me. I was always cranky, light-headed and at times had blurry vision. These symptoms went on for about three days before I decided to revisit the issue of food portioning. I had pushed my body to the very edge of a slippery slope that could have seen me quit and  binge my way back to obesity. Fortunately I did not succumb to the thought of quitting.

After a brief consultation with a nutritionist friend, she revealed the some of the truths that I will be sharing today. She made me understand the important role played by food in the body of any living thing, people and animals alike.

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