It’s Hard To Lose Weight If You Are A Filipino

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Losing weight is one of the most set New Year’s Resolution. After all those celebration and holidays, and eating all those food, a lot of people are still on their holiday weight. But for Filipinos losing weight is a lot more difficult not because we’re lazy or unmotivated but for these different factors.

Rice

is the staple food of Filipinos, it’s one of the best source of carbohydrates that makes you gain weight and Filipinos can’t live without rice. For every viand there should be a rice, Filipino meal is not complete without it. That’s why if you’re a restaurant owner who offers unlimited rice, best believed Filipinos will love it.

Eating as bonding

Filipinos love to eat and it’s one of the best way to bond with Filipinos. By having a “food trip” or when you want to hang out and drink with a Filipino best pair it with a “pulutan” (snacks). Filipinos are not picky when it comes to food, we will try anything especially when it’s free lol. From personal experience I think I didn’t meet with my friends to just hang out, we always need to have any type of food with us. Even when you visit a family member you’re ask to eat and sometimes you can’t say no lol.

Celebrations are everywhere

We celebrate everything, and of course we celebrate it with food. We celebrate good grades, one week of a new born baby, every payday, or just by being in a good mood you name it.

Diet is a joke

as much as I want to hype how fun being a Filipino is, there are some toxic Filipino traits that we as a Filipino also hate. When you say that you’re on a diet here in the Philippines, they will look at you skeptically and doesn’t believe you can go through it. It’s one of a toxic trait for some Filipinos, they kind of discourage you for losing weight but when you don’t they’ll say a statement straight to your face that you gain weight (parang tumaba ka).


Overall losing weight is all about the mindset, it’s not really about the nationality. If you want to do something set your mind on it, and do the best you can to achieve it. I’m writing this because this is my New Year’s Resolution right now, to lose weight and be fit again. I have been binge eating every now and then, and this year I will really do my best to achieve this goal.

What is your New Year’s Resolution?


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Dear Santa,

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If I was five I would have asked you for a toy
but I grew up fast and never believed in you.
If I ever did I would have asked you for joy
a thing that was stolen and I never knew.

When I was ten I had a Christmas wish,
no one ever knew, I thought you did.
Other kids would never had it on their list
but I didn’t grew up as a normal kid.

That was fourteen years ago
and I still have that same wish,
after all the time that had flown
there’s still something that I miss.


Forgive this melodramatic poem, it’s Christmas and we should all be happy at least for today. It has been a crazy year for all of us but let today be full of happiness and forget all of your problems just for a little while. I would like to send my warmest hugs to those who lost someone or something due to the pandemic. We’ve all been through a lot this year, we all deserve to take a break and enjoy this holiday. Cheers to everyone and Merry Christmas!


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END OF THE DECADE

There goes another year folks! 2019 was by far the most amazing year and that’s coming from used to be the most cynical person I know and that is me. I had great moments with friends and family that I will always treasure, 2019 was very kind to me and I am so grateful for it. Looking back on past years, all the emotional breakdowns I’ve had and comparing to my current state, I’ve come a long way and I’m proud of my progress. I started this decade feeling lost and broken but I ended this decade feeling more secure and contented in terms of emotional state. Having this blog was so helpful and I look back on my writings and think that “woah, I was so f*cked up back then” I was this young fragile girl who didn’t know what to do with her life, I mean I still don’t know what to do with my life but I feel more calm now as to back then where I feel like my life is going down hill (look at me with my dramatic fragile state back then *facepalm*).

So, what’s in store for 2020? I basically don’t know lol. I’m in this living in the moment type of phase as to my usual planning my life phase, at the moment I think it’s better for me to just live one day at a time, I just realized that I used to plan everything to the point that I get anxious about it. What I realized over the years is that I’m young and I have all the time in the world to settle down and worry about the bills but at the same time life is too short for the nonsense and we should be happy (I don’t know if that makes sense, in my head it did lol). As to the future of this blog, I’m gonna stop saying that I will try to be more active because I’m not anymore and there’s an explanation about it, hopefully I get the will and motivation to finally write it.

It’s the end of the decade my friends and I hope that you had a great one and if it’s not great there’s another decade ahead, remember this day when you’re having a “shitty” life and look back on it ten years from now when you’re having a great day drinking champagne and welcoming the new year.

Happy New Year everyone!

HELLO 2017 

Time to change the calendar for another year had passed by.

Funny how 12 months flew in just a blink of an eye.


Well there goes another year and another one has officially started.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Another 365 days! 365 days to create new memories, to make new friends, to have new adventures and another 365 days of stress and mental breakdowns lol.

So, “New Year, New Me” posts are circling the social media sites again. Different New Year’s Resolution are being listed but never actually being checked by the end of the year lol. They call it New Year but in reality it’s the same old bull—-, it’s a complete cycle of setting goals and not doing it for the whole year then setting goals again for the coming year, it’s a cycle of disappointments as well (this is my pessimistic side speaking, sorry)

Now this is my optimistic and hopeful side speaking. So, New Year, new me? Why not New Year, better me? Because you don’t really need to change into someone new, you just have to improve what you did and who you are last year. Just be a better version of you this year and not change into a completely different person. So stop saying New Year, New Me and start with New Year, Better Me 😊

And I also hope for a prosperous year for everyone. Forget all the bad things that happened last year and start fresh this year. You have another year to make it up for the mistakes that you did and you are granted another year to be a better person than you already are last year. Forget all the heartbreaks and setbacks you had, remind yourself that this year you are stronger, wiser, braver because of all of those things. Take care of yourself this year and don’t let yourself fall like you did last year.


Happy New Year everyone!