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WHEN YOU COULDN'T AVOID A DINNER FEAST: Tips on How to Keep Slim

Sample of what Dan ordered..
It happens. And sometimes, it happens a lot and in succession. Someone invites you for a dinner feast and you simply can't say no. A ton of good delicious food is served before you in an ideal resto ambiance and everything is simply conducive to eating a lot. What do you do?

Well, I eat!

It's not everyday that you get to eat delicious and costly food in a nice restaurant with friends (and especially former school mates). And if you've been having healthy balanced diets for a long while, a feast now and then won't hurt. Among life's spices is enjoying really good food.

So here came this former college classmate, Dan, from Australia who PMed me on Facebook about dinner at SM North--a reunion of sorts. It's been years since we last met, so I said yes. And man, you'd be overwhelmed at the appetizing native foods he ordered at Mesa, a cozy native Filipino resto that serves good fried veggie lumpia, among other things, located on the third floor.


Again, the day after, Jo texted me at 7.30 pm saying Dan was hosting another full-packed dinner feast at Mesa. Could I come on such short notice? I asked my wife and she gave it a go. So there I was, eating a lot again.

Now, what made me so confident about not being affected physically by a dinner feast?

When you couldn't avoid a feast, here are tips on how to keep slim:
  • Forget about the rice, just eat viands.
  • Go after the vegetables and fruits, with some seafood and few meats and porks.
  • Don't drink water while eating. Drink an hour after eating.
  • The next day, make sure to do water therapy--3 tall glasses first thing in the morning. That's for super detox.
  • Workout the next day.
  • Enjoy cleansing snacks. In my case, it's a mango fruit, 3 uncooked saba bananas, and a glass of kalamansi juice.
This neutralizing slimming strategy won't cost you much--a perfect cheap health and fitness with middle income budget.

This morning, I just ate 2 hard boiled eggs for breakfast after water therapy. Then took 2 caps of Vital-C sodium ascorbate (non-acidic Vitamin C). I feel light and energetic! Praise God!

Tomorrow, I anticipate an eat-all-you-can at Daddy's because a relative from the US just flew in.

Same routine.

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