July 15, 2009

WELCOME BACK, BENTO

It's been a while since I've made myself a proper bento for lunch/dinner. I blame the flu, among other things, but not today. Look at what I had for lunch:
Why it includes so much of the first three colours of the rainbow, I don't know. Anyhoo, it is roast potatoes and free-range chicken with a side of fruits including a nectarine, apricot, cherries and some lychees hiding at the bottom. Very delicious! (Damn the vertical photo.)

And despite looking like a very paltry amount food, I was actually very full and couldn't finish all the fruit. Something's happened to my stomach while I had the flu and I'm not sure I like it. It's like I had a free, no-surgery gastric bypass. I just can't eat as much food in one sitting as I used to. I suppose there goes my trip to the Mandarin for its awesome buffet. Oh well. I guess that's not a big loss considering I can't really eat shellfish anymore either.

As I type this, a bowl of dinner sits beside my laptop only about half-eaten. I just can't help it anymore! And to think, I even took a smaller amount of rice because I wanted to fill up on my dad's mashed pumpkin. Dinner tonight was baked salmon with lemon, rice, mashed pumpkin (so good!) and some kind of vegetable that I don't know the name of. Anyway, I just couldn't finish it all. It looks sad. I probably had a little more than 100g of salmon and about 2/3 of it remains in the bowl. Most of the pumpkin is gone but bits of the rice and veg are still around too. Adjusting to this "new" stomach is really difficult. It's going to take a lot of time for me to fully adjust.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Has your stomach gotten any better? Maybe the smaller portions are good for the IBS. Or maybe it's just taking awhile for your flu-ridden self to get back to wanting and liking and needing lots of food.

I kind of wish I had your problem. Mine is that I don't know when to stop eating.