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Cristina-Size Me: The INDEC Diet, Day 3

By | [email protected] | November 5, 2014 10:22pm


Day 3 on the INDEC diet, and I’m starting to notice an impact, but that is probably just from the lack of nourishment, rather than any actually slimming effects. My 10 pesos per day budget is starting to look increasingly restricted, but a lack of vitamins and sugars is starting to take its toll, so I’ve decided to put fruit and veg at center stage, today. Unfortunately, fresh ingredients pack a hefty price, resulting in a rather limited pantry.

Day 3: 

Small banana:photo 1 (3) 2.14

Small red pepper: 4.39

Onion: 1.26

Lump of bread: 2.30

Total: 10.09



A trusty banana to see me through the morning. We all know the trials and tribulations of an unpretentious photo 4 (1)banana. A fruit that is so idolized in certain obscure circles of society, that overexcited creationists have even put it forth as the “proof of God’s intelligent design”, “the atheists nightmare”, but today, it will be nothing more than a trusty friend. 


For lunch I’ve gone for fried onion and peppers on a bed of slightly burnt toast, with a sprinkle of fresh tomato on top.

What can I say? I really thought I’d started breaking boundaries with this one, that I was on the cusp of greatness, but, unfortunately, it did not live up to the unwarranted expectations I had put upon it. I was envisioning some sort of hyper-modern, man-on-the-move, Mediterranean Brochette, but what I actually got was a rather tasteless, soggy bap, screaming out for a little bit of love, and a lot of salt.

Luckily, I’ve still got some of the vegetable mix to go in the rice for later, everyone loves a bit of rice.


Plain white rice, our paths have crossed again. This time in a slightly more gratifying manner than on the previous two days, as not only was I able to add some veggies to my increasingly-present, starchy mound,photo 2 (2) but I was also able to chuck an egg on top. Putting the egg on top was actually against my better judgment, as I thought it may have been put to use tomorrow, but you only live once, right?

I’m past the half way mark, which gives me a certain amount of enthusiasm, however I’ve not accumulated the excess ingredients that I had hoped for, as I only have a little pepper and onion left for future endeavors. I was hoping to have afforded some salt by now, but alas that still appears to be a distant dream, maybe tomorrow my fortunes will turn.

Cooking Rating: 3.5/10