Friday, April 15, 2011

Body Weight



I have discovered why Coco hasn't been eating her food. She has developed a taste for the sweet and salty and didn't think much of my tasteless boiled chicken. She survived on dog titbits and sweet cookies for weeks but surprisingly didn't lose that much weight - only 0.5kg. Wawa on the other hand has put on 3 to 4kg. Inspite of unrestrained eating, I have only put on 0.5kg and my BMI shows that I am still (grossly) underweight. My overweight and obese colleagues (not insulting them but that's what their BMI indicated) think, sleep and breathe diet. They eat very little but have not lost any weight at all. The nutritionist who gave us a talk said we must eat a great variety of food. I agree. She says for breakfast, make sure we eat at least 7 types of food. I disagree! I am more for food combining and eating one type of food at a time so as not to overwork our system. In theory, I am all for natural hygiene principles but in practice.....hey, that's protein + carbohydrates in the picture! A no-no! But I was very hungry after all that housework....

3 comments:

Rubie said...

Be careful with Coco's salt intake, the schnauzer is prone to kidney disease (easily the fault of too much salt) and on having a cat die of kidney failure - I because very aware of salt in my food and in the food of my animals - I am always reading nutritional panels and VERY wary of commercial dry foods - lots of salt is snuck in there! Try adding garlic and fresh herbs to the boiled chicken to give it extra interest.

As for your "problem" of being underweight..... I wish I could swap with you ;-) !! Rubie's mum.

Oskar said...

Wow I learned from your post & from Rubies comment!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Tooki said...

Thanks for the reminder - I will try the garlic and herbs for sure. She refused to eat again last night even though it was a little more salty than usual. Such a tiresome dog...!

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