Oftentimes during my nightly video teleconference with my family, they would tell me that I’m starting to gain so much weight. That my face has gone so stout that it no longer fits their cellphone screen! This was further confirmed by a friend whom I recently caught up with. When he told me that I have gone quite corpulent, I rolled my eyes heavenward and justified that it is because my social life has turned depressingly invaginated, that the mentally-disturbing pandemic has gone so long and that I am still miserably uninspired and alone.
Yup, my food intake has gone way extra in the past months because of these reasons. A lot of us, I’m sure, at some stage in our lives have taken to using food as a surrogate for the stuffs we cannot have. Since the helpless food does not resist and surrenders instantly, it is the best substitute for everything. It doesn’t fight back when you assault it with your spoon or attack it with a fork. It does not scream pain nor howl agony when you munch it in your mouth. It is the ultimate giver of warmth and the all-purpose comforter.
I’m almost certain that after checking out his latest (dis)approval ratings, Donald Trump sought solace not from Melania, but from a big bag of chips. It is just too bad that the sugar high that food provides goes straight to our chin and belly and results to blobs of fat that clogs our defenseless arteries. And it is disturbing to realize that the quantity of fat in our body is exactly proportional to the size of our doctor’s bank account.
Please pardon my body-shaming-like post today, all these blood sugar seem to have caramelized in my brain already. Christmas season is coming so expect a bigger me. Or maybe, I should reactivate my exercise regimen and restart being on ketosis already! Let me contemplate on this then. Have a healthy week everyone!