I seem to be forgetting (for the second week in a row) to take photos of my WIAW. I will try desperately to remember throughout the rest of the day today and let you know how it goes tomorrow but I already skipped my breakfast photo.
Oatmeal with chia/flax, raisins, almond milk and cinnamon with a cup of chai tea. What a great way to start the morning after a hot shower and some yoga stretches (I may have thrown some abs in there as well).
Last night, a friend and I went out to dinner at Aja Noodle, a "newish" noodle restaurant that has adopted this new craze of asian noodle eateries. I had never been to such a place and I cannot say that I will or will not go back. Upon entering the restaurant I was excited and intrigued by the clean and bright atmosphere though taken aback as to how the whole thing worked. It was a restaurant but a bit more "fast foody" than I am typically used to. Not saying that it is necessarily a bad thing but all the same, I was a bit skeptical.
I ordered the Pad Thai (again no photo) which tasted quite good actually, for the first few minutes but then gave me wrenching stomach pains for the rest of the night--not something I was looking forward to.
I began thinking about it and of course did some research into what exactly goes into Thai and Asian dishes. The answer, lots of salt and sauce (soy sauce). I also had chicken added to my entree. MSG central. Thanks for the hint Clare!
I never really pay attention to MSG but focus more on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other attitudes and preservatives. The reasoning behind this? The types of foods my body is used to (a) do not typically have MSG and (b) labels do not always put down MSG. One major culprit of this three letter awfulness is high-sodium based sauces, soups, meats etc.
Ah Hah! I may have found the culprit to my nighttime demise.
I love researching and learning about the natural (or not so natural) aspects of food and what they can do to your body. Did you know that MSG can actually affect many areas including digestion, vision, heart rate, blood pressure etc.
All the more reason to eat whole, natural and non-processed foods on a daily basis to thank and replenish your body for all that it gives you on a day to day basis!
Happy Hump Day :)