If you’ve started stocking up on pineapple tarts, cornflake raisin cookies, kueh bangkits, and peanut cookies for Chinese New Year, you’re probably in the same situation as us – counting calories and wondering, “How many cookies can I eat per day?”
Although this Chinese New Year 2021 will definitely be a quieter one with fewer visitors and visiting trips, no one said there will be lesser food. In fact, with lesser guests coming round to your place, you can now invest in better quality and artisanal cookies (have you seen the ones from Bloomsbury Bakery?) for your own indulgence. Okay, but back to calorie-counting. How many cookies can you eat a day? And, if we definitely have to eat lots of food over reunion dinner and lunches, how can we keep our metabolism high and running in overdrive so we don’t put on too much weight?
We turned to a book titled The Metabolism Reset Diet penned by a naturopathic medical doctor, Dr. Alan Christianson. In his 300-page book, Dr. Christianson debunked myths and common questions related to metabolism, diet, and how you can hijack and reset it.