On Saturday (Feb 6th), my family and I were out looking for the Chinese New Year’s costumes for our boys. Our original plan was to be out for the maximum of two hours and be back home by 6pm for dinner. Great plan!
We arrived at the parking lot of the outdoor mall at 4:30pm and thought that we should be able to get what we want in about an hour – Dream on! We went from store to store looking for the right color, right design, right material, and right price costumes! The stores that had the simplest; but nice design, only had costumes for babies, the stores that had the deepest discounts only carried girls’ costumes…and we when in and out of many stores and we finally found a store that had the costumes we were looking for – right color, sizes, and price.
By then, it was already 6:55pm (almost an hour past our regular dinner time) and all of us were so hungry and thirsty. So, instead of driving home for dinner, we decided to eat out that night. Great!
Because we were so hungry, every picture on the restaurant’s menus looked more delicious than it usually did, especially those Deeee…p Fried ones. So my wife and I looked at one another and smiled, “Let make tonight our take-a-break night” (eat what we want and feel sorry for ourselves tomorrow), I said.
Before you know it, we had plates and plates of deep-fried foods on our table. The only thing that we did right was, drinking the glasses of water and some hot tea, prior to eating. By 8:15pm, we realized that all those deep fried foods had magically disappeared; they had all safely landing in our tummies – Touchdown! Not only did we feel bloated, we felt a sudden lost of energy 30 minutes later. By the time we arrived home at around 9pm, we were feeling very thirsty too. Then we realized that we had forgotten to ask the chef to cook our food without using MSG – too late, MSG was already in our bodies.
In order to feel better, we drank a couple of glasses water and half a glass of water mixed with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (OACV). And one funny thing happened. Supposedly, OACV should taste sour, right? But on Saturday night, OACV tasted sweet (without adding honey). Why is that so? Because MSG was at work – It is a taste enhancer – its job is to make any food taste better!
And because of the amount of unhealthy food that we ate, both my wife and I woke up in the middle of the night and felt terrible. The next day, we experienced fatigue, stomach and throat discomfort, lost of concentration, and our children were more hyper and less patient with one another.
Have you even felt the same way too, especially after a party, gathering, or huge dinner (take-out or dine-in)?
If any of the symptoms had happened to you or your children before, it could be MSG at work!
Tips & Suggestions –
1) If you usually have dinner at around 6pm or earlier, avoid eating an hour past your regular dinner timing, whenever possible. Otherwise, your Inner Junky (Junk Food) Voice will start to take control of your thoughts and become so strong that it could convert your “Want To Eat Food” into your “Need To Eat Food.”
In addition, if we were to eat at about 6pm and shopped after we ate on Saturday night, we would have experienced better digestion and avoided over ordering and eating, in the first place.
2) Remember to ask the restaurant’s waiter, manager, or owner not to add MSG into your food, if they do offer that service. Why bother to do that? Because MSG can trick your brain into wanting to eat more than you need. Furthermore, MSG does come with a list of Free Side Effects, such as:
- chronic cough
- extreme thirst
- asthma symptoms
- anxiety or panic attacks
- hyperactivity – especially in children
- sore throat
- sudden loss of energy
- mood swing and more…
MSG’s job is to make the food tastes good and make you eat more than you need. Its job is not to make you feel good.
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Wish You & Your Family The Very Best,
Alex Ong – Bruce Lee of Wellness
Inspirational Speaker & Natural Health Author of Mind Your Own Wellness