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Cristina-Size Me: The INDEC Diet, Day 2

By | [email protected] | November 4, 2014 10:27pm


Just one day into the miraculous INDEC diet, and I’m yet to look or feel any different. I think I went to bed a little undernourished last night, and I was definitely a little unsatisfied, but there is certainly nothing to report in the weight department. Still adhering to the crucial 10 (or, 10.35) pesos-a-day budget, I will continue my journey with some more exciting culinary adventures.

Day 2:

6 Eggs: 7.50

Bread: 2.75

Total: 10.25



With half a packet of rice still in tow, I’ve treated myself to some eggs today. For breakfast, I’ve elected for the underrated breakfast classic: egg in a bun. Of course, a little slice of bacon would have transformed this into an offering from the gods, on this most barren of weeks, but alas, no such savior has emerged. That being said, I’m pretty happy with this breakfast. And, I even saved a little lump of bread for later.


For lunch I’ve returned to my trusty old friend: plain white rice. It’s only been about 15 hours since we’d last encountered each other, but oh how I’ve missed you, and this time I have an egg to slap on top of you. Yet still no salt.

photo 1 (2)Dinner

A three-egg omelet and my remaining bread. It’s hard to judge an omelet without seasoning, or any accompanying ingredients. Eggs sometimes feel like a canvas on which other ingredients can express themselves, in solitude they emerge lonely, and lacking in ideas, or flavor.

But, at the end of the day, I’ve still got a quarter packet of rice, one egg, and half a modest sized tomato. My empire of reasonably priced food is growing one crumb at a time, which has sent me to bed with all manner of imagination for my day ahead. However, I confess, the first pangs of hunger have began to set in, so I may elect for the most stodgy dishes possible, come the morning.

Cooking Rating: 3/10