D.I.E.T,the dreaded four letter word.I am sure this word features in a girl’s life at least once.I for one,was never aware of such a thing till I was 15 years old.I was always a plump kid and never actually cared about it.That is,till I finished my 10th and was to join college in a few months.Thats when reality struck and I realized I could be the butt of jokes if I went to college like that…that was my assumption and I went starving..literally.Amma was so worried and used to pester me to eat something..but I did not yield to her temptations and drank a cup of milk as breakfast,ignoring the yummy Poori-bhaji she made..which,I calculated would increase my weight by at least a kilo!!
I became quite slim and trim and that phase continued throughout college(though I stopped starving).After getting married,slowly but steadily,all the weight I had lost seemed to pile back kilo by kilo.I didn’t think twice before gobbling up a whole piece of pastry or a regular pizza all by myself!!Again reality struck and I realized my BMI was over 25 and I was almost 10 kgs overweight!!Thats when hubby came into picture and he joined hands with me for the ordeal and I went on a strict diet-exercise regime for 3 months(though this time with the help of a dietician).I embraced my willpower tightly and today I am 10 kgs lighter and well within my weight limits and my BMI is 22.
Well,all that banter about diet was for the Diet food event by my namesake dear Divya.I am eagerly waiting for the round up to include all those recipes in our menu.Thanks dear for coming up with something as exciting as this!!My contribution is a simple carrot salad which could be had all by itself as a 11 am snack or along with lunch/dinner.
Carrots – 2,medium,grated
Onion – 1 ,chopped finely
Grated coconut – 1 tsp
Green chilly – 1,chopped finely
Coriander leaves – 2-3 tbsp,chopped finely
Salt to taste
Lime juice – of half a lime
Mix grated carrots,onion,coconut,chilly and coriander leaves together.
Add salt to taste.
Squeeze in the lime juice and serve!!
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