Project Kapiranggot: General Motors Diet (Day 3)

DAY 3 RULE: Only Fruits and Veggies today. No Bananas. No Potatoes. No starchy food.

Today was EASY! However, I didn’t follow it strictly. I haven’t had veggies today, I just didn’t notice that I didn’t. I just had fruits just like day 1.

I only had 3 apples and 1 mango today. Also, I had 2 cups of coffee with 1 sachet of brown sugar each. LOL! CHEATER! I didn’t weigh today. I’ll just weigh after the 7th day. 🙂 EXCITED!

So, let’s see what’s gonna happen tomorrow because I am so excited for Bananas and Milk! Sigh!

SA WAKAS!!! I can eat food that I would enjoy!

 

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Project Kapiranggot: General Motors Diet (Day 2)

I’m on Day 2!

DAY 2 RULE: 1 Large Potato for breakfast with butter on top and any vegetables the whole day.

Literally, I cannot eat veggies alone. Today was  STRUGGLE! 

The only way to survive was I divided the large potato since I can’t eat it all at once. Har! har! I ate one in the morning and another in the afternoon. No matter what kind of explanation the GM diet has as to why I should only eat the potatoes once. I CAN’T!

Of course, coffee is part of today’s diet and I put brown sugar on it! I had 2 or 3 cups today! Lol!

 

I cheated a lot. However, the weighing scale shows result. I’m now 46.5 kg from 48kg. Water loss I think! Aja! Tomorrow will be easier since I can eat fruits.

By the way, water made me survive the day.

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Project Kapiranggot: General Motors Diet (Day 1)

Yes! A friend said that he was on GM diet. I really got curious and tried to know the in and outs of the program. My body has been tired exercising for the past week and so I decided to give it another week of rest but the catch is I have to undergo GM diet.

So, I’m on first day. 🙂

Today, I am only allowed to eat fruits. Just whole fruits. Fruit shake or fruit juices are not allowed. Tea and coffee are allowed but of course no sweetener, milk or creamer. BUT I CHEATED! I’m having black coffee with small amount of brown sugar or cocosugar.

It’s 6 pm already. I’m at work. I only have 5-6 hours of sleep per day but I can do this! Gonna put into writing again what’s going to happen on day 2. 🙂

Aja!

 

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Starbucks Coffee Festival

04.03.2016

Starbucks Philippines conducted its first ever one of a kind Coffee Festival. It’s an informative exhibit that talks about coffee. As far as I can remember there are four stations.

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I and the Hashtag!

FIRST STATION: KALDI AND THE GOAT

The first station talks about the history of coffee.

A goat accidentally ate coffee berries and its keeper, Kaldi, noticed that it became hyperactive and energetic. Then after quite sometime, it has been used by monks to keep themselves awake during long prayers.

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SECOND STATION: COFFEE SPECIES

This one’s quite interesting!

The barista said that there are 26 species of coffee. She only talked about 2 main types, the Arabica and Robusta. IT’S ONLY ARABICA that Starbucks uses because it has the highest quality. While, Robusta are usually used in instant coffee.

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Arabic and Robusta can be differentiated by color

Another interesting fact is knowing that it’s only 10% of coffee cherries that is processed to become coffee. Based on what I can remember, the coffee bean is only 10% of the coffee cherry.

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THIRD STATION: Where Do coffee come from?

Latin America. The nutty and cocoa flavors are definitely from this place.

Africa.  If you want the berries and citrus flavor, Africa is the place. Also it’s the place of coffee with strongest aroma.

Asia Pacific. Coffee of our own. Earthly and herb. Bold and assertive. 🙂

FOURTH STATION: Roast Spectrum

So, they have 3. Blonde RoastMedium Roast. and Dark Roast.

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All I can say is, the milder the roast, the more aromatic the coffee bean is. 🙂

LOL! Seriously, what I learned in this station is that the caffeine content is not based on the roast.

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Just a glimpse of the different aromatic coffee beans!

There was also coffee art, brewing, and other demonstration.

 

and arts that can’t be touched!

 

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Lastly, I was appreciated. 🙂