My Body Hates Unhealthy Food
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Today for the first time in about a week, we ate out. It was my fault really, before leaving for work I forgot to move some chicken into the fridge to thaw. By the time I got back, it was too late to do so. So we had to eat out. I had fish curry with some stir-fried veggies. I made sure I had extra rice because I had been fasting over the last few days; and noticed that I had not been able to meet my calorie requirement.
But I don't feel good about it. You see, for the past week we had been going as organic as we could. All veggies were organic, and we had plenty of those during mealtimes. I found that eating plenty of fresh organic veggies helped make me feel full quicker. We also use healthy techniques when cooking: less fat, oil, and definitely less salt. I normally feel refreshed, and I usually have a little snack before retiring for the night, as normally I miss the pre-dawn meal otherwise. It seems that my body processes good, clean food really quickly, even when I eat so late at night. But with food from outside, it seems that it takes longer to digest. I am still wide awake and it is almost 1 am. My stomach feels bloated and I feel uncomfortable. It is as though my body is punishing me for feeding it unhealthy food after a week of wholesome eating. Now I have nothing against fish curry: it is one of my favourite things to eat. But I do realise that had I prepared it myself, using fresh fish from the market, wholesome veggies from my fridge, and definitely with less oil, it probably would have tasted better and I would've been in bed by now.
Perhaps the next time I forgot to thaw some chicken/fish/whatever, I should just pop round to a local food store that I know gets its produce fresh everyday, buy some, and make a simple dinner that my body would thank me for.