Today's post is mainly about egg tarts. For those who know me quite well, they may get a little fed up with me and my post. That's because I am always talking about egg tarts. I have been telling the same old egg tart story year in, year out since I fell seriously for it a decade ago. Till now, my love for it remains. Still as strong, and I am still mad about it as much.
Being a serious weight watcher myself, I practically count the calories of every food I eat. And I particularly abstain from cakes and sweets which will silently add a pound or two on me whenever I get closer to them. You may think that I am a very disciplined person but in actual, I hardly am. I know that self-discipline can empower me to overcome any addiction to food but it is always easier to preach than practise. Sometimes, I just break my own rules and lose discipline when eating by allowing myself to overindulge in food. Certainly, I have to bear the inevitable consequence of binging on all the wrong foods - putting on weight. At the end of the day, a crash diet is the penalty I pay for exceeding the feed limit.
Hence, I practise saying 'No' to all my favourite food, e.g. Fried Kuey Teow, chocolate cakes, ice cream, pies, pastries etc. I no longer get hooked on them now. However, one last food on earth which I find hard to resist is EGG TART. I fail to turn it away whenever it is present before me. To make things worse, I will rarely stop at one but two! So, what's so scary about wolfing down two egg tarts?
First, each Chinese pastry egg tart contains not less than 220 kilo calories. Filling my tummy with two means adding at least 440 kcal to my diet in just one meal. With an addition of 2 to 3 kcal from a cup of sugarless black coffee, my breakfast is almost as heavy as a complete lunch set for a growing teenager with high metabolic rate. Again, you may think that 443 kcal is nothing to you but do you know that getting rid of it is the toughest job ever? Running on a treadmill for 30 minutes at the speed of 4 miles per hour is only good enough to burn approximately 300 kcal. By then, you will be gasping for air and smelling like skunk as a result of sweating.
In conclusion, the moral of the story on the last day of September is:
Think (the fat content) and count (the calories) before you eat, or you will end up looking rounder at the end of the day.
How can I not love you when you control my heart?
My weekend breakfast set comprises:
2 pieces of Kampung Simee egg tarts = 2 X 220 kcal = 440 kcal
Sugarless black coffee = 3 kcal
Total consumption = 443 kcal!
To eat or not to eat, that's the question.