Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Eat moderately

Chinese New Year is around the corner and I am sure everyone is busy preparing, cleaning, shopping and getting ready for this auspicious festive. What I like about CNY is reunion dinner, where everyone comes home and gathers on table, feasting on good food.  I always enjoyed helping in the kitchen cooking dishes for the reunion dinner, even before I was married. 

After married, I spent most of my CNY reunion dinner in Kapit with hubby's family.  I remember on my first trip to Kapit in 2004, we had our reunion dinner at home.  Shark fin soup, steamed fish, roasted piglet, were some of the dishes prepared.  We had a catering from a local restaurant while my MIL cooked hot & sour seafood soup and a vegetable dish to add to the menu.  It was a big feast.  I remember I ate a lot.  First time as new member to the family, everyone kept picking food to me. I were too full beyond description till I could not move.  And I had a hard time slept that night.

Not only having difficulty in sleeping, I had heartburn and indigestion.  Must be overeating and maybe the super hot & sour soup that cause the heartburn and indigestion problem. I took some Chinese pills to soothe the discomfort but still I had a sleepless night on the eve and having the wake up so early for church mass that started at 8am, I looked like panda.  

Since then I have to remind myself not to over eat.  Do not eat after 90% full.

I found an interesting infographic on "Hot-Cold" properties of food that we eat according to Chinese medicine.  To avoid the heartburn and indigestion problem caused by food, we should eat more neutral food.  But being human being, we tend to enjoy food so we tend to eat more assortment of hot and cold food.  Worry not, Gaviscon has remedy to relieve any discomfort.  So for the coming CNY, do stock up some Gaviscon relief products, which now come in sachets, that is convenient and easy to bring around.

15 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

So you going back this weekend?

Ez Vina said...

don't eat them all, reserve some for me ;)

Rose said...

Sharon, I am going back next Tuesday.

Vina, definitely need to courier over some to you! hahah!

LouizYee said...

I love CNY food too.. Baru semalam my company had this "sau gung jau"... Started with "lou sang", ended with desserts.. I also over-ate.. I had a hard time sleeping lastnite too, I felt bloated and eyes are puffy today too..

I associate over-eating and CNY with cookies.. Especially pineapple tarts.. Oohh, and Shandy.. I remembered there was one CNY (before pregnant), I had 6 cans of Shandy and a whole tin of pineapple tarts in one day !!

Rose said...

I love Shandy too! Haha.

Wah, boss treat!

reana claire said...

Yes, must not overeat.. but i surely will forget that!! hahaha..

Rose said...

Just got to remind ourselves, Claire. I know, it is hard with all those tempting food right in front of our eyes.

Hayley said...

Yes right, we should always eat moderately, especially when age is catching up...

suituapui said...

Great advice! I've been on a food marathon since Monday, ends tomorrow - what a relief!!!! It can be so very tiring really.

Rose said...

Yes. I do feel we tend to eat less as we age

Rose said...

Wow! That is too much. Haha.

Sharon D said...

Ez Vina, you're a genius..lol !! Reserve some for me too, Rose ..haha

mun said...

Yes, better not eat until really full. Thanks for the advice.

wenn said...

yes, eat 70% full and not 100%..better to eat small frequent meals than one heavy one.

ChrisAu said...

I already got a sore throat before c
Cny, thanks to all the delicacies.