Note to self:
Some traditions are just not worth maintaining.
I have this slightly odd Ramadan tradition of eating a whole box of macaroni and cheese for the first iftar. Weird, I know, but I really do loooove mac n cheese.
Except this year. Apparently, when you eat really really healthy for an extended period of time, your body is not happy with you when you try to stuff it full of crap.
Dear stomach and intestines, I am so so sorry for doing this to you. Please forgive me and go easy on me today. I promise to feed you only a moderate amount of healthy sustenance for iftar, if only you will stop rebelling.
Also, organic does not necessarily equal good for you.
*standard disclaimer – I am not a doctor, nor a professional nutritionist. I claim no expertise. These rules are simply what I’ve gleaned from reading way too much about healthy and sustainable eating habits. Thus far, they’ve helped me lose 30 lbs and counting. I’m now back to the weight I was when AbuS first arrived in the good ol US of A 5 years ago, alhamdulilah.*