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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Hi Full Metal Chopsticks Fans.
Here I am with Chef Marco Züger as we go on a food adventure in Korea. He eats live octopus, top grade beef, black chicken, and...turtle soup. How can this Swiss Chef Fare? Watch to find out.
Woe is me. I live a life of decadence, a quite sedentary life where I shoot food, eat and talk about it at great length. The world of a food writer is for the young and hungry. Now when I started, I had a metabolism and I could eat and not gain a pound. Now I must decline invitations in droves for dining out every night can be devastating for the waste line. When you think and live food all the time, you are inclined to eat. You are conditioned to eat past the point of satiety. This is not a good thing. Anyway, I have decided to give it up.
Just kidding. But I am making some changes. I am exercising in the morning and the evening and I walk as much as I can. I have found my tools to fight the bulge to be a kettlebell and a fitbit walking tracker. The first few days with the kettlebell were tough for I realized that I haven't used some muscles for a long time (especially in the ab and stomach region). I am finding youtube to be a good trainer and as I get stronger, I feel I will increase my time exercising. I am also taking breaks at work when I get up and stand and work or walk around.
Health is really important. Especially since now I am married and I have a daughter. I know people say guys can let themselves go once they get married, but that's not true. Although I have life insurance and all that, it won't be enough to support them and I would not want to have my wife and daughter to grow up without me.
The other main thing I have been doing is cutting down the drinking. I read that your liver can completely regenerate in two weeks if you let it rest. I did that and now I rarely drink at home and I try not to overdo it. This has been the best thing to lose weight because when I drink, I want to eat.
So...we all need balance in our lives. Too much of a good thing becomes normal after all.
Cheers and have a great day!
Labels: food for thought
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Grilled fish and rice is always one of my favorite meals since I was young. I had some calchi, samchi, and gulbi from jeonju shikdang for dinner. The place has been around for more than 20 years. I love their dolsot rice. Yum. #Seouleats #fish #koreanfood #dinner
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Friday, November 27, 2015
|Seoul Food Scene in the Destination of the World Magazine|
Here's an article I wrote for the Destination of the World Magazine. I would like to thank Michelle for this opportunity.