I have to admit I had a quite a bad week when it came to food, but I still had mainly oranges, bananas and mandarins. And I had nice green salads with avocados and baked sweet potatoes in the evenings though. Everything you need when it comes to winter in Australia. However, I still had quite some chocolate and other “treats” this weeks. Feeling bad now calling them treats, as they do more damage to my body than good. It was emotional eating. But at least I’m aware of it.
Another challenge was the business trip to Sydney this weekend. Love flying, but I preferred this time to sleep, as I could feel a cold coming up. (Revenge of my body to all the so-called treats?)
For lunch we went to a nicer kind of pub and I ordered Nasi Goreng with prawns. This way I could avoid the meat part and still have my seafood. Love sea food 🙂 I don’t know, maybe I should not order an Asian dish in a pub, but that was more risotto than Nasi Goreng. A fried egg on top of it. No familiar Asian herbs, quite taste less. The first thing I ate was the little bit of green they put on the plate. I finished it, silly habit I grew up with, but nothing special and overpriced. Then I looked around me, everyone had eaten their chips and meat but left the green part. Why that? Oh, it’s rabbit food. Seriously? So, the woman in front of me pointed out, that she even wouldn’t classify half of it as salad as she didn’t know what it was. One of them was spinach by the way.
We trust chips that had been fried in some kind of oil and dead meat more than fruits of Mother Nature? When did that happen?
The finger food that had been provided at the evening party was nothing special either. Nice venue … But yeah, I’m not that much into partying and alcohol. But I expected something better from Sydney.
This whole food issue just keeps me thinking. How easy do we grab processed food and don’t even think about what it is or should be. It can’t be labelled basic food, as it has been processed by human hands. More machines, but I don’t want to go there, at least not in this post. Basic food should be fruits and veggies as provided by nature. Can’t get easier than that.
But people leave the “green stuff” on the plate as it is used as decoration.
I don’t know what it is. I can’t really come up with a solution, but maybe it makes you think about it for a bit. I just needed to get it out of my head, so there is more space again for other stuff 😉