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Annoyed– Stupid Behaviours That Annoy Me When It Comes To Dieting

Stupid Behaviours That Annoy Me When It Comes To Dieting

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“What a dumb thing to do. According to my freaking retarded brain and what random non- professionals say on the internet, eating blah blah blah is not good for weight loss. 

Hey genius, guess what? Different people have different responses (as in mental responses) to different foods. For example, let’s talk about a comfort, a typical unhealthy food like say, french fries. Yep, those delicious fat-loaded, awful carbs. An asshole “friend” of mine may say, “are you crazy? you’re eating french fries while you’re trying to lose weight??”

In real life, there are two types of people. The first, after eating fries– this is the kind people typically talk about– have an urge to eat more fat loaded stuff, and thus consume more. The other kind, wanting to only satisfy their craving for fries, may only eat a large order of fries during the span of the entire day (i.e. still very few calories). The latter would definitely lose weight. In the end, its all about self control, not about eating unhealthy stuff. I myself have lost tons of weight while eating waffles (white flour), french fries, cake, instant noodles, etc.  Its science, well math… net calories consumed = calories in – calories out.

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It’s all the same. Comparing bodies hurts all women – in any era.

Constantly comparing, thighs, tummies, arms,…

Why don’t you guys just freaking strip and stare at each other’s bodies? Those bitches…

The only person you should compare with is yourself. Everyone’s body is different. Big boned, medium boned, small boned. Big structure, medium structure, small structure. Tall, medium, short. Different genes, that’s what. You’re bound to be skinnier or curvier in different places. There’s no point in obsessing and being jealous with what others have and how they are different from you. You’re beautiful in your own way. And what’s more, what’s the point in everyone looking the same from neck-down anyway?? That’s really scary. 

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Talking about being fat and how you are dieting everyday and that you need to lose more weight.

Here’s a thought. Shut up. It’s annoying. 

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And the ultimate…

a skeletal human being dieting.

What the hell is wrong with you? Let’s leave that to the anorexics alright?

I don’t know about you, but do you seriously think this is healthy…?

You need help.

And some encouragement to end it all…

Are you guilty of any of those behaviors? 

Cocoa Milo Truffles (Reduced Fat and Sugar)

I had never thought I would make truffles.

Truffles are the creamier sister of chocolate that’s, more fattening, artery-clogging, round, eaten on its own, too insignificant to be filling and too high in calories to remove the damage it brings to one’s conscience (darn, I could have eaten 20 biscuits and swallowed the same amount of calories, blah blah blah).

My mum wouldn’t eat it (“Are you trying to kill me???”)

My dad wouldn’t (“I don’t eat chocolate.”–> I know I know, Is he your really your dad?? Rest assured he is).

Truffles.

Obviously, this had to be a healthier version. (And also, I had to try to use up the remaining ingredients like shortening, cocoa powder and milo powder before leaving. Mum’s orders. Who’s to argue?)

This is my first food post without having processed my images through photoshop and illustrator and I really miss them. They’re, were, my buddies. 😦

I never thought I would have too much cocoa powder either.

“Wow! It only costs $4.95! That’s about 2 bucks cheaper!!!” got me 2 extra boxes left unused 1 week before I need to leave. I’m considering bringing them along so I can get doses of hot chocolate when I’m feeling crazy.

Aspiring Bakers #22: Lightened Up Cakes (August 2012)

Hi everyone! It’s my turn to organise Aspiring Bakers this time! Many thanks to Small Small Baker for giving me this chance 😀 

Okay, let’s get this straight. 

Everyone has a cake they love. Everyone. Whether they are a savoury or sweet person. But the problem is, stuffing your face (well, at least, if I stuff my face) with cake, you’ll pack on pounds. No difficult science around that. 

So! Seeing that, for the Aspiring Bakers theme this month, hopefully all the bakers out there would like to join in, baking healthily, or rather, healthier cakes! I’m really excited to see what you can come up with so please join in! 

Let’s eat Lightened up cakes this month! 😀

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Definitions

“lightened up” refers to either 1 of the below or preferably a combination of the following

1. reduced fat (by at least 30%)
2. sugar free e.g. using natural sweeteners like xylitol, stevia and maltitol, etc.
3. reduced sugar (by at least 30%)
4. use of unrefined flours (at least 50%) e.g. whole wheat flour, spelt flour, etc.
5. low GI
6. low gluten e.g. you can use glutinous flour, brown rice flour,  white rice flour, sorghum flour, millet, and teff. This option is similar to the previous Aspiring Bakers guidelines which you can find HERE
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Who can join?
Everyone! (if you do not have a blog, just send me a photo and recipe of your bake)

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How to join?

Step 1 :
Make a lightened up cake, whether sweet or savoury, in the month of August 2012 (thanks WendyinKK for correcting me!). This does not include stuff like carrot cake (kuih kind), yam cake (kuih kind), etc. i.e. No kuih, though things like ma la gao (馬拉糕) are allowed. 

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Step 2 :
Post it on your blog between 01 August 2012 and 31 August 2012.
Your post must include the recipe or link to the original recipe. If you are using a recipe from a book, please include the title of the book too.
Any entries that are posted outside the date range will not be accepted. 
Any entries that do not include a recipe or link to the original recipe will not be accepted too. 

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Step 3 :
Please mention that you are submitting your post to Aspiring Bakers #22: Lightened Up Cakes (August 2012) hosted by Qi Ting of A Dessert Diet and provide a link back to this post HERE.
Entries will not be accepted if the above is not included. 

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Step 4 :
Email to qiting93@hotmail.com in the following format:

Your name or nickname:
Your blog name: (omit this if you do not have a blog)
Name of your bake/dish:
URL of your post:
URL of your photo (one photo for each entry): 
(alternatively, you can attach your photo in your email).

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Please use “Aspiring Bakers #22” as your email subject. You may submit more than 1 entry.

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The roundup will be posted on 01 September 2012.

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If you are interested to find out what’s on the previous Aspiring Bakers #21: Gluten-Free Bakes (July 2012) entries, hosted by Hankerie, see the roundup HERE.

 
 

 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Frangipane Pie with PB&J Ice Cream (vegan and gluten free)

That’s it. I give up being boring. Wry , senseless dry humour, incoherent thoughts, nonsensical behaviour (I’m guessing no second person has ever dislocated their ankle by being asleep) is the definition of my name, which I must add people have found many ways to pronounce– some in a way that terrifies every fibre in my body, some downright insulting, some ingenious… but almost never correctly.(PS, its not ‘cheating’, that’s a lame shortcut I respond to but no longer want to. QT is the safe way to go.) From next post on, I’m going back to my roots (or whatever they are).  These couple of days, I’ve been downing bowls of dead bitter medicine instead of yummy herbal chicken soup, exercising like a crazy person, studying, baking, trying to record the sound of my brother snoring for my ringtone (how fun would that be?), going for physio, learning to drive and so on. 

I’ve been experimenting on frangipane for the longest time. Typical frangipane is clogged with lumps of butter, sugar and eggs. Trying to make it healthy is one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever taken on. I wanted to make it vegan, lower in fat and with peanuts instead of almonds since almonds are pricey. And finally, this happened.

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Peanut butter and Jelly Frangipane Pie with a gluten free crust, healthier frosting, berry cream and Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream, of which all components are significantly healthier than typical counterparts.

And the best thing about this pie is that it is really easy to make!

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Recipe for Shortbread Crust is inspired by Chockohlawtay.

Recipe for Berry Cream is also from Chockohlawtay.

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