To all my friends who have been asking me if I have been keeping at my diet: Yes!! I am trying very hard to do so, and to reduce my cholesterol level. I try to have oatmeal at least two times a week – organic oatmeal – I add dried fruits and some honey to make it more palatable. I have increased my intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. I try very hard to avoid the forbidden foods like – laksa, char kuay teow, kuay chap, even though these are my favourite. Whilst I was on holiday, I made sure I loaded up on fruits and salads at breakfast and dinner. I had seafood occasionally.
Just last evening, my mother-in-law made chilli king prawns – my favourite!! My daughter S, saw me eyeing the prawns and contemplating whether to eat it or not, and tried to help. She said :
"Mum, if shellfish increases your cholesterol, but eating fish is OK, then the problem is only with the shells. You can just eat the meat but leave out the shells and you will not be increasing your cholesterol."
What a genius! So I succumbed in the end. I ate just one prawn and devoured every bit of it – no shells.