The husband, every now and then, does things that make new laws come into being. The latest is a low-carb diet.
Here’s the problem. We are vegetarians and apart from cutting up a kilogram of vegetables and making ‘kootu’ or drinking a gallon of ‘sambhar’ for breakfast; there is little else a low-carb diet has to offer a South Indian vegetarian who is okay with eggs. Then, there is another thing. Low carb is okay, but it should be along with high fat. Pretty soon, I was laying on the ghee to the vegetables, the butter to the eggs etc. It worked out well – he did lose weight and feel good about himself.
But I hadn’t worked in the Law of Conservation of Body Weight into the equation. (You know like the Law of Conservation of Energy ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy)
You see? I am not doing the low carb diet. I am having my regular share of carbohydrates (and let’s face it a little more because I am not accurate when it comes to measurements and with one completely veering off the carbs and self not wanting to waste too much food, I am taking the brunt with the high carbohydrates)
I am also doing the high fat diet. I can’t possibly fry vadas and pakoras and not pop a few in my mouth? You know? To taste and make sure that the best alone make it to the husband. The ‘Noble wife’ act.
So, here I am on a high-carb and high-fat diet.
I am hoping that this too shall pass and I shall laugh my extra fat away with his next adventure.