In this blog, I will discuss how I plan my daily and weekly diet. And to give you an overview, I am not into a certain kind of diet but I keep in mind healthy and balanced food. Since I live alone in an apartment, I do not have much to prepare when it comes to the food I eat. I sometimes rely on the food delivery services or the food that my mother prepares and sends over to my place.
First thing in the morning, I brew my own coffee. I bought my own coffee maker because I am not into instant coffees that are available in the market. Also, I am very conscious of sugar intake and I learned that instant coffee has a high amount of sugar. I do not put cream and sugar because I have been used to just black coffee.
The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for 1 cup (270g) of black coffee with no cream or sugar added.
Another thing is, I do not eat rice in the morning. I just have bread or biscuits. That’s why I always stock biscuits, cookies, and bread.
During lunch, I eat rice (most of the time) and I eat heavy meals during lunch. There is this Korean restaurant near my apartment and I always buy take-out meals there. To give you a look at what I order there, here are the photos of their Korean Kimchi Rice and Korean Beef Steak (which are my favorite because they have vegetable side dishes):
I am also fond of “kakanins” because my mother always cooks “kakanin” whenever she has time. With that, she always sends over “kakanin” over my place. And these are my favorites:
Here’s the nutrition facts of sapin-sapin and cassava cake:
The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA for 1 cup (103g) of raw cassava.1
- Calories: 165
- Fat: 0.3g
- Sodium: 14.4mg
- Carbohydrates: 39g
- Fiber: 1.9g
- Sugars: 1.8g
- Protein: 1.4g
In addition, instant noodles may be the most unhealthy food in my diet. Since I live alone, I prefer to stock ready-to-eat or instant foods like instant noodles or ramen. But I always make sure to dilute the MSG and salt content of it by drinking tea before sleeping. I also love “Japchae” Korean noodles which taste sweet and have veggies in them.
Fruits and vegetables are also part of my daily and weekly diet. I have been used to fruits and vegetables at least every week, so I make sure I have them:
Fruits contain carbohydrates, mostly in the form of sugar as well as important vitamins and minerals. They are very rich in nutrients needed by our body. I eat at least one (1) or more fruit/s a day to maintain my health.
Also, though I am not into sweets, I still eat desserts that are high in fats and sugar. Like the hyped ice cream and milk tea, but this is very occasional.
Lastly, I always drink lots of water every day to make sure that I am fulfilling my body’s need to be hydrated. I also drink herbal teas to wash toxins and salts in my body. This also calms me. It feels nice to be well-hydrated especially now that dry season is coming and the weather is becoming humid and we need extra amount of water intake.