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Singapore blogger reveals shocking results of a week-long hawker food diet

Monday, Jan 06, 2014
YourHealth, AsiaOne

SINGAPORE - A Singapore food and lifestyle blogger shocked many when she revealed what a week's worth of hawker food did to her waistline.

Grace, who blogs at vegsmoothiebunny.blogspot.sg, wrote that recently she had no choice but to eat out regularly as her house was undergoing extensive renovations and she had no kitchen to cook in.

At first, she was pleased at the prospect of eating out and saving time and effort on washing up after herself. However, her glee soon turned to horror when just a week's worth of hawker food made her formerly slim and toned tummy bloated and unsightly.

"It started innocently enough.. I think for my first meal I had kaya toast and milo (standard kopitiam breakfast food, aye?), lunch.. yong tau foo and dinner perhaps a soup or caifan. And so it went on the next day, and the next and the next for a week," she wrote.

At the end of the week,the 25-year-old was surprised to find that she was feeling poorly - constantly feeling thirsty and lethargic.

"My skin was dry and unsupple and the usual glow and redness (my boyfriend likes to call me the hale and hearty farmer's wife) I had in my cheeks had faded," she lamented.

"My stomach felt funny and I was constantly craving for something sweet or salty or stronger tasting food.

"By the end of the week, the yong tau foo no longer satisfied me and I had turned to choosing dishes that were heavily seasoned or fried to satisfy my tastebuds."

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(Photos: Grace@vegsmoothiebunny.blogspot.sg, SPH, Makansutra, Kopitiam, Wikimedia Commons, Crystal Jade)

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