Delicious Diet

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Okay, I have been trying out different ways of losingweight. I have been in this debacle dilemma for years. (Masarap kasi minsan kumain, Amen to that!) Story of my life: You lose then gain, then lose then there gain ulit. (a repetitive cycle)

I started losingweight seriously, when I started hitting the gym at 18, It was a “debut” gift to myself. Apparently,
I was having a hard time juggling with my studies and gym (I take like 2 hours +) , . I “stress-eat” that’s why. Especially
my course is Nursing, the subjects were getting harder every day plus duty at
the side. Ofcourse, my social life, friends asking you out to dine here and
there (who wouldn’t resist).  So I’ve stopped hitting the gym during the
second semester of my  3rd
year,  I was more focus for my review for
the board exam then until I passed my PNLE last May 2014, thats when I decided to
get back to shape. #BalikAlindog2015

I admit I got so fat. I got to the point I was 90 kilos
plus. 

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My mom and Godmother were suggesting I try those “Healthy
Home Delivery meals” that they see local celebs posting on their social media
pages. I’m like, why won’t I give it a try,  in line also with my workout and my daily
routine at the clinic.  The thing is that
I have no time preparing my meals because It’s sort of a hassle for me. Then I
mostly hit the gym on weekends.  So I definitely
suggest this kind food delivery instead of fast-food , especially those who
live in dorms or have a busy work life.(Para
hindi ka na mag-isip what to prepare and it is healthy pa!)  

Not bad P1800 for 5 days, Take it like this,  if you divide it for 5 days, It is P360 per
day. Admit it you tend to spend more than that, Other services offer 2k plus.  It maybe “gastos” for others, but it is an investment.

Reasons why “Healthy Food delivery” is beneficial?

1.     
It isn’t time consuming – somebody has that job
covered to prepare the meal plans.

2.     
You tend not to “labas” pera all the time. One payment basis thru bank deposit.

3.     
It is healthy pa!

4.     
You get to control what you eat – It is already
in portions (You can cheat naman, “tikim-tikim”
only – Don’t deprive yourself)

A quote I learned from the gym, they say “70% nutrition and 30% exercise”. My
mom would quote, “ Sa kain lang yan,
talaga”.
Having atleast exercise 3 times in a week and a good diet =
healthy lifestyle.

It’s a blessing in disguise that Delicious diets were
looking for lifestyle/fitness bloggers to try them out.

At first I was a bit hesistant (SInasabi ko, kaya ko ba to?), I just told myself Summer is
approaching, “tiis-ganda”. Since the challenge is Monday to Friday, I have work
at the clinic from 9am  till 6pm then I only
do night swimming as my exercise. The week I started with DD (Delicious Diet) I
got to miss a day or 2 , not able to swim because I was hella tired with duty
and chores, but then I always felt “light”.

Food diary:

Here is the Delicious Diet Meal Plan during Jan 26-31, 2015

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Weight(Jan 17,2015- Muscat, Oman): 86.8 kilos –
I was already losing weight before pa
.

Note: Try to
atleast weigh yourself early in the morning on an empty stomach.

Day 1 (Monday) : 5/5

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I complied. I just
wasn’t used to it, just having those certain portions, It didn’t seem enough,
My typical breakfast is rice talaga.
I had a bit of side cheats but it was “tikim-tikim”
of pancit canton #MSGpaMore  from my co-workers – they tried to tempt me JOKE!
Our canteen makes the pancit canton looks so appealing and the smell is very
tempting (Yeap, I listed down my side
cheats, so It seems very “makatotohanan”)
.

Going back to Delicious diets, After you microwave every
meal,  the aroma fills the entire room.I
suddenly became a fan of the organic rice and their wide variety of teas. Love
the tea biscuits tasted like pesto , (so good) . 

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Everything  tasted delish, pero bitin. YUN NGA LANG.

Day 2(Tuesday) : 3/5

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I love the breakfast, its my typical everyday breakfast, but
it was a way healthier version.

I wasn’t a fan of the
quinoa rice, I had issue with the smell but If you ate it was “masarap naman”  I loved the taste of the herbed chicken.

For snack, I wasn’t
really a fan of yogurt at all ever at all when I was a kid, I had issue with
the smell also. I ate atleast half of it though. I just said to myself
(tiis-ganda).

The dinner tasted so good,I finished it instantly.

SIDE CHEAT: So
far I only cheated with a condesada
skyflakes crackers – just one pack.

Day 3(Wednesday): 5/5
MY FAVORITE SET – I swear I didn’t cheat 

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EVERYTHING TASTED LIKE HEAVEN.

Day 4 (Thursday) : 5/5
THIRD FAVORITE

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I Love TEA TAHRIK (3-in-1 tea) – the aroma and taste so
soothing plus that and the sandwiches, I felt full already.

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Growing up I love eggplant especially “tortang talong”, kaya the lunch was bitin but it was masarap, the
dinner too. I love to munch on the biscuits during my break time.

Note: I did not cheat. – I was trying too because I was seeing the results
at the weighing scale
.

Day 5 (Friday): 5/5  2nd
FAVORITE

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Oh-la-la carbs galore. From breakfast to dinner, everything
tasted great. My taste buds were enjoying everything. Mabilis din ako nabusog infairness.

SIDE CHEATS: Had
a few spoonfuls of cake.

Note: Everytime I
side cheat – I had to have to do extra lapses when I swim and I do light abs
and core workout – to compensate .

Weight: 83.9 kilos –
Booyah!

Second week, was a
charm.
Masyado ko na enjoy ang
weekend” haha!
– I went back to 84 something kilos. I was unable to workout
during the weekends too, so sad. I was aiming 82 something. See the effect, “Kain talaga”.

Here is the meal plan
for Feb 2-6, 2015

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Day 1/5(Monday): 5/5

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(Photo @mariesteller/@krishgeekness)

All was perfect, love
everything especially the dinner (mashed potatoes <3 )
Good vibes to
start the week!

SIDE CHEATS: A
sandwich and slice of cake (lagi may
nagdadala ng grasya sa clinic)

Note: No workout  much within the week, I was able to swim
probably only twice because I got tired from volunteering at the wellness
booths/medical mission during foundation week of TUA.

Day 2/5 (Tuesday): 4/5

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Suprsingly “nabubusog
ako agad”
I didn’t have the urge to crave more. Congee wasm y favorite. My
first time to try Baba Ganoush, taste similar to Hommus (middle east kid <3 )

Day 3/5(Wednesday) : 5/5

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(Photo @mariesteller/@krishgeekness)

Waffles for breakfast, the bomb! <3  The rest were yummy meals, yet “bitin” but you have this “sanay” feeling. It was my favorite set
that week.

Day 4/5(Thursday) :
5/5

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It was my first time
to try OMURICE, delish.

My fave was the tea crackers – MAGIC FLAKES Barbeque flavor
<3

Day 5/5 (Friday) : 5/5

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Beef Shawarma!, plus point. Suprisingly by dinner time, I
was full, wasn’t able to finish the salad. The cupacake for the snack was so
good, I wasn’t able to ask what was the flavor tho.  Oh well, it tasted good. Haha! – Sorry busy
saving the world (buhay NARS), marami inaasikaso at
iniisip
.

Weight: 83.6 kilos
not bad, krish. 

Why Delicious Diet?

1.     
The meal plans they prepare per week,  isn’t just healthy but appealing. Different meal plans per week,” hindi ka magsasawa”. Their choices of teas and snacks (pastries)
are awesome – not typical or common brands. All heavenly delicious, “bitin” but
you’ll get use to it.

2.     
P1800 per week
for 5 days ain’t bad
, inclusive also of delivery (as explained kanina)
You only pay once a week thru bank deposit. Compare to others, DD is way cheaper,
you get to save more, other healthy food deliveries offer like 2k plus. – I got
a lot of friends, who subscribed. They saw the benefits because we have the
same living condition and we all wanted to lose weight. – Thanks friends!

3.     
1200 calories, okay na diba?- The point is, “Isinasanay ang tiyan mo na kumain ng kaunti kaunti lang”

4.     
Hindi na ako nag-iisip kung ano kakainin ko from
Monday to Friday, its just over the weekend I have the challenge to cook and
learn recipes since its my day off. (My mom ain’t worried anymore)

5.     They deliver everyday, served fresh and good quality. Just have to
refrigerate to preserve it.

6.     
They deliver AM 5 AM-9AM, and Night 5:30 pm and
9pm
. Not a hassle, I go to work before 9pm actually, so its more of your
preference. 

7.     
The owners are awesome! They attend to you when
they can :) 

8.       Proven Trustworthy.

Your loving and sweet PBB girls (ALL-IN) love their Delicious Diet Meals :)

Maris Racal: @mariesteller 

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Jaymee Ann Jalandoni : @jaymeskii

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Loisa Andalio : @andalioloisuuh

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Aina Solano : @aiina_solano

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Thanks girls <3

9. I subscribed
to them, charot.

Btw Im on my 3rd week, 82.2 kg na!  "Stay healthy and happy! guys"

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Delicious Diet was originally published on KrishGeek

Delicious Diet was originally published on KrishGeek

Persia Grill

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I have always been comfortable with food from the Middle East. I am not an expert in their palettes of flavors but I have learned to love it because in Oman, where I was born and raised, there was never a day I missed it. Growing up I had the perks of travelling abroad with my family, because my dad works for an airline company, and had the opportunity to tour some countries around the Gulf. Now, after graduating, I wish I could see and know more.  

This week, I got the chance to visit Persia Grill, owned by the Kazemi family. The restaurant is chiefly run by Kian Kazemi, eldest son of the family, who graduated from De La Salle College of St. Benilde with a degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management. You may recognize his face: former Pinoy Big Brother Housemate (Season 2) and co-host of a show on Abs-cbn/TFC called “Trip na Trip.” He also has a travel series on his YouTube channel entitled, “Kian is NoWhere.” To our pleasant surprise, he graciously hosted our meal when we came to visit.  

Kian talked about his college days, recalling how he would often invite friends to come over to his place and serve them Persian food. Outside of that, he would sometimes sell shawarma sandwiches in school. Being half Persian and half Filipino, his vision was to one day bring Persian cuisine closer to the Filipino market. He stays true to his roots by familiarizing himself with the history, culture and tradition of his Persian heritage.

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Driven by the Kazemi family’s love for food and bringing people together, Persia Grill established its first location in Salcedo Village, Makati City in 2007. With recipes originating from their grandmother’s kitchen in Tehran, Iran, Persia Grill’s dishes are 100% authentic and deliciously healthy

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The menu features wide variety of Persian cuisine, neatly designed and deliciously descriptive. Their price rates are affordable (http://www.persiagrill.com.ph/menu.html). Note also: they serve HALAL food.

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Persia Grill has a casual dining vibe, making it a good place to chill and eat with friends and family. Cozy, ambiant and well-put, the interior is perfect for an Instagram-worthy post.

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I have always been a fan of Hummous P120(a dip composed of mashed chicked peas) coupled with pita breadfor me the best merienda ever! Sir Kian introduced other Persian dips like Salad Oliveyeh P120—a potato dip with with chicken, egg, dill pickles, olive oil and Persian spices; the famous Baba Ganoush P115—eggplant, olive oil and special spices; and Must O’khiar P115cucumber and garlic dip.

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 What I like about Persia Grill is that they serve premium and authetic beef. The picture above is Abgusht P260,made of beef, chick peas, white beans and potato with dried lemons. 

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 Biryani,a dish of flavorful spiced rice and your choice of meat,combines the most exotic of Persian spices into one mouthwatering dish. (Here’s a tip: drench biryani in garlic sauce, or yoghurt dip—sarap!)

Remember: you have dig in to the bottom of the pile—the meat is at the bottom.

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Back in Oman we used to have beach parties, and I remember very fondly: they were not complete without grilled Kebabs. At Persia Grill, they served us their classic Beef kebab along with their lemon and spicy varieties.

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The (a) Fallafel P185, a fried tart made from chicked peas.

(b) The Persian Rice P65 was the blockbuster at our table. As a nurse, I loved the healthy tip they wrote on their menu: “Steam-cooked, long-grain Basmati rice, known for having low glycemic index (good for diabetic patients).”                                                                     

Their best seller, © All-Vegatable Musakka P225, is a tasty dishmade with onion, eggplants and tomato, chick peas, cooked in olive oil served with pita bread and yoghurt.

Something exotic, (d) Sizzling Ox Brain P140.

(e) Persia Grill Chicken Barbeque P175.

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A variety of selection of drinks can also be found in their menu. I highly recommend their (f) Creamy Yoghurt Shake P85 (bestseller) and try also their selections of (g) tea and coffee too.

 This is (h) Must O’Asal P130,a lovely dessert made of yogurt, honey and muesli. In the Middle East, people love their yogurt, that’s why if you notice, Persia Grill has plenty of yoghurt-infused dishes on their menu.

There are also Filipino desserts on the menu as well, such as (i) Leche Flan P65and (j) Pastillas Cheesecake P130.

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I made sure to save space in my tummy for the shawarma. Here is a story: the first shawarma I tasted here in the Philippines was actually at PERSIA GRILL, at their SM MEGA MALL branch. It was my best friend, Aimee’s birthday treat to us. Mostly we just ordered shawarma, just because we love shawarma.

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The Shisha (sometimes called hookah) at Persia Grill comes at an affordable price, with flavors ranging from double apple (best seller), strawberry, mint, four seasons and more, depending on availability. Not bad for P299

 I definitely recommend Persia Grill to my friends from the Middle East, especially those currently based here in the Philippines. It’s a new hangout spot and a place to reminisce those good old days. For those who are interested in tasting authentic Persian cuisine here in the Philippines, Persia Grill definitely worth your time and money.

I would like to thank Sir Kian for his warm hospitality in accommodating us, and the kind staff and crew. Should you find yourself in need of Persian food at your next party or celebration, Persia Grill also offers catering services. Check out for their other branches and contact numbers (more information at www.persiagrill.com.ph).

Don’t forget to like their FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/persiagrill), follow them on Instagram @persiagrill and check out Sir Kian’s account @kiankazemi for updates. 

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Acknowledgements:

Thank you,

Sir Kian Kazemi

Ross Del Rosario, Wazzup Pilipinas

Aimee Garcia 

Ms. Carol P. Layog