While I got addicted to Muesli and am planning an entire menu on that, I also got addicted to… Tofu. Fried tofu, to be exact.
In these parts, fried tofu is served with pork pieces. I scrapped the pork, soaked the tofu in the soy sauce+vinegar+sugar sauce that the fried tofu comes with, and ate it like junk food. My rationale behind this food habit is that instead of going for empty calories in junk food, I might as well go for the goodness of soy protein in fried tofu.
One day, I was actually able to consume four servings of fried tofu in one sitting! I love the crunchy outside with the spongy inside of the fried tofu so much, no doubt.
I think that it was the tofu that helped bring on my period, too. Being irregular, I sometimes get periods twice a month, or three months apart. When I drastically lost weight from 178lbs to 156lbs, it was around five or six months before I had my period again.
My recent period, two weeks ago, seemed to be mere trickles, so I wondered when I would have a full flow. This week, coinciding with my fried tofu kick, I miraculously got my period again, and it is at its normal flow. I’m actually wondering if my drinking an entire liter of Soy Milk also accelerated the hormonal changes in me.
But the point is, soy might have hormonal influences on a woman, but my musings are not conclusive. All I know is that fried tofu is a great corn or potato chip alternative, and is more filling too. Soy milk is also an unparalleled milk alternative, and so many people have hailed how good it is for one’s health.
My verdict, while the taste may be addictive, I would still take in soy products with caution, and I am minimizing my milk intake itself. I had come across notmilk.com, and it scared me out of my milk habit.
The bottom line? Everything should be done in moderation, especially food. You’ll never know what it’ll do to you!