我的減肥心得

不能持續的減肥法勢必失敗。

節食等於欺騙大腦,但身體很聰明,它會自動調節,降低新陳代謝以保性命。結果是,節食減去的是水份而非脂肪。

不要讓自己一下子胖得太快,否則就像我那個粉紅色皮革coin bag,把塞滿的硬幣拿走後,皮是鬆垮的。

既然肥膏不是一日內形成,肥膏自然不能一日內消失。

急進的減肥法教人錯誤對待身體,與身體對抗。其實,不喜歡自己的身體,正正走是我們變胖的原因。

目前的身型比例再差也好,也要愛這個身體,相信這個身體有回復它最美好狀態的能力。身材走樣只是暫時性,解決方法很簡單,就是把餐桌上有害的食品換成身體能負擔的飲食。

身體很清楚知道它能承受多少,只是我們的意念一直無視身體發出的訊號,盲目透過吃來讓自己分心。

你以為自己很愛甜食,其實那只是轉移視線的手段,讓你不用面對人生裡面一些要解決的心結,或者應該要修正的觀念與行為。

只要我們好好觀照自己,好好遵從心聲,根本不用刻意減肥,也能維持窈窕身型。

真正的減肥方法,是建立愛護身體的觀念。

你要明白這一點:胖了?因為食多了啊,沒甚麼好煩惱,這很自然啊,證明你的身體很正常。

想瘦的人自然會瘦,不怕肥的人自然會肥。 怕肥的人怎會肥?因為想反抗「吃會變肥」的定律。

你要是想找甚麼吃了不胖的食譜,就是想找捷徑。

要是你以為一次便能減肥成功,你注定會反彈,因為心態不對。打從開始就沒有照顧自己身體健康的心,沒有好好聆聽身體的需要,誤以為節食是辛苦自己,其實那些垃圾食物根本一開始就不該放進口裡。

1. 培養良好的進食習慣

每一餐都要懷著受到滋養身體的心情吃飯。

盡量不要再買家庭裝,不要給自己有任何猛吃的機會。

2. 恐嚇自己

海報中的名人和模特兒不足以推動我們抵擋美食的誘惑,因為我們內心深處並不是那麼嚮往變成跟目前的自己有太大出入的人。

此時不妨倒過來想:「放縱自己的話,未來的身材會比現在更慘不忍睹啊!」自然會狠下心腸,不讓自己放縱下去。

3. 運用聯想

用紙巾抹去餐盒上的茄蛋漬時得到一個啟示:想像你的腸子就是這個飯盒。把飯盒裡的食物放進口,那些難洗掉的油份就會附在你的腸子。

既然紙巾也抹不掉油膩感,必須用洗潔精才能回復清爽,這食物進入身體後,又靠甚麼來分解油份呢?

同樣道理,針清受苦時,把痛楚連結到導致臉部過份出油的高糖食品,日後就不會再亂吃甜點了。

4. 重視身型多於體重

「唔怕有脂肪,最緊要喺啱嘅地方。」這句話出自我身邊一位審美觀極高的男性友人。

高度相同的人,不必有相同的體重,因為每個人的四肢、腰部高低、脂肪分怖、骨絡大小等都不相同。

體重是沒有單一標準的,只要瘦到自己最好看的樣子就可以了。

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The One Book That Led Me To Vegetarianism — Skinny Bitch

One of the hardest thing about being a vegetarian in Hong Kong is that you got commented a lot. Many of them are well meaning, but most of them are irrelevant.

I got asked in the lavatory, in a salon, over dinner at family gathering, just all these random places when I reveal myself as not eating meat that, “Are you getting enough nutrients?” And you know what? Those people are eating processed food made of high fructose corn syrup, canola oil and all those weird stuff that they don’t know about. I mean, they are eating ham AND bacon AND SAUSAGES and they are telling me to be more healthy? Are you flipping serious?

I really wish I could spoonfeed them with some nutritional facts but since I couldn’t, I really hope everyone will grab a copy of Skinny Bitch. Brutal slaughter house exposed videos were convincing enough, but this book brought me some hard core food industry stories that truly compelled me to give up meat and processed food. So check that out. Even Victoria Beckham read it. Educate yourself people, and stop being misled by the misinformation around us and disinformation that big corporates want us to believe.

My Little Thought on the Hungry Lips YouTube Channel

I don’t do what she does, but the beautiful thing about life is, there is always someone who does something you aren’t willing to do and show you how much fun it can be, and you can, in a way, enjoy the fun of it by being an onlooker without making any effort, paying the price or bearing the risk. So please shut up and appreciate what she does for people.

Having said that though, I don’t recommend this channel because I don’t want her subscription to go up. Yes, she may help people to fight insomnia, but in the long run, those people are relying too much on soft-core porno ASMR. Once an addiction is developed, it is not a healthy practice.

(I also wrote a commentary on the Hungry Lips YouTube channel in Chinese.)

The Messed Up Checklist

When your life is a mess, go through this checklist. Have you been…

_ eating outside alone for dinner although you have your own kitchen?
_ not exercising for over 1 week?
_ drinking less than 5 glasses of water?
_ having less than 6 hours of sleep?
_ not talking to family members for over 3 days?
_ not reading for over 1 week?
_ being addicted to at least 1 computer game?
_ spending more than 1 hour on social media (not for business purpose) in a day?
_ finding something new to watch before finishing all the downloaded shows?

No wonder you feel like a mess. You are malfunctioning!

Why Don’t You Eat Meat? (and other FAQs) 素食者遇到的常見問題

You are what you eat.

Whenever I am asked “Why are you a vegetarian?” at the table, I feel caught up in the moment. I mean, are you sure you want to talk about this while you’re eating meat? Won’t you take it as me preaching you as I respond to your question?

While I appreciate their inquisitions, I wish more people would understand that it is really a courtesy, especially for those who know they aren’t really open-minded enough to respect vegetarianism, to not raise that question when meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters are having meal at the same table. Nobody wants to turn a social event into a seminar. (At least I haven’t that intention.)

Here I decided to gather and give answers to all the FAQs related to my choice of being a vegetarian for my own clarity and others’ as well.

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📌Get Things Done📌(2) Surround Yourself With Positive Influence

It is undeniable we get influenced by people around us. Take my experience as an example. It typically takes me an hour to have a shower, get changed and do my makeup and hair after my yoga class. But I once completed the whole stream of actions in only 30 minutes, thanked to the other shifty ladies who hurried to get back to their offices by the end of lunch time. I am sure you can easily recall an experience similar to mine.

I knew the power of “the otherness”, and I took advantage of it by enrolling yoga classes. Yes it is much cheaper to buy a yoga mat, play a free online tutorial video and practice at home but it is much more likely that I will get myself exercising when I am in the same class with active yoga members who make more effort than I do.

Apart from the students, I also learn from the yoga teachers. 雖然深知導師們在教室外,不可能時時保持課堂上可親的姿態,但他們那維持短短一小時的溫柔語調,是讓吾心靈恢復彈性所必需的救贖,以及對「實現更理想的自己」的提示。

如果身邊暫時沒有比你優秀,或你所嚮往成為的人物,就去讀書,然後將佳句抄寫在本子上,隨時翻閱,這也在實行surrounding yourself with positive influence。

How Do I Pamper Myself?

From time to time I go back to my previous blog posts so I haven’t forgotten my blog-related resolution: to blog more light-heartedly. The perfectionistic side of me holds my creativity at bay and all I have been doing over the past few months was just procrastinating. There are so much I want to share but my fear of not giving the best presentation discourages me. Today I say SCREW IT. I have the right to write even the worst piece of writing in the history of the world, don’t I? Let me resume by reporting my latest self-caring regimes.

1. SABON body lotion

sabon

I have been using it twice a day after shower for two weeks now. It is not super moisturising but it doesn’t leave the typical stickiness feeling that most body cream does. The smell is divine and makes me feel like a goddess. Definitely repurchasing.Read More »