Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bakkeren.

I was talking with my friend, Linde, yesterday. Haven't seen her for almost 6 months. And in the 6 months that I haven't seen her, Linde lost 12 kgs whereas I gained 8! I was a bit jealoused of course. She was looking fabulous, and I was feeling oh-so-bloated. lol So I asked her, what did you do?

Without hesitation she said, oh .... bakken. If you look up the dictionary, a bakker is a baker. And bakken is to bake or to fry in a pan. Surely, you don't lose 12 kgs if you live alone on bread and fried stuff, I said.

She smiled shyly.... which is somewhat new to me. You see, Linde is outspoken, very frank, and loud. The 3 years that I´ve known her, she was never modest, and being shy is not really in her vocabulary. So I teased her. I said, oh come on.... don´t tell me you´re shy now! lol

Well, apparently, I did not hear her very well. Or probably, I did ..... Anyway. The human brain is like a computer. When you encode something and your spelling is wrong, the brain (like the computer) will search for a word that is similar to the word that you just said.

That's why my brain thought Linde said bakken although she said bakkeren. Let me tell you about Bakkeren. It's a Dutch word that came to existence just very recently. Perhaps a year or two ago. Suffice it to say that bakkeren is actually not a real Dutch word. It's somebody else's last name.

Her name is Sonja Bakker. (Oh yes Mathilda, I did my homework!! LOL) Ms.Bakker came up with a diet that earned her millions of followers in the Netherlands and Germany. She wrote several books already, I understand from her website. And a lot of people are hooked on her simple dieting. My friend Linde also told me that Ms. Bakker has a tv program. Don't look now but I'm actually not very keen on watching tv! lol

I haven't tried bakkeren yet, but I checked out her website. The diet loooks very simple really. There are 2 different sets of weekly meal plans for men and women.

Check this out. It's a one day meal plan for women.


Breakfast: a slice of breakfast cookie and butter
snack: 1 apple
Lunch: 1 slice toasted wheat bread with a slice of pineapple
snack: a glass of non-fat milk
Dinner: 125 g of boiled potatoes
250 g of witlof
75 g of meatball
1 tbsp gravy
1 serving rauwkost (cucumber, radish, beets) and yoghurt.


Like I said, it looks simple. But the question is, do I have the discipline and patience to follow the diet to the letter? That, my friend, is the one million dollar question! lol

20 comments:

Aledys Ver said...

Lol! I was all the time thinking "bakkeren"? What could she possibly mean? :o) And then it dawned on me, of course!
I've read her book but I have to say that in her diet she includes too much bread, and too many potatoes for my normal (non-Dutch) diet. So it wouldn't be too practical for me, I think!
Are you going to start "bakkering"? :o)

Aledys Ver said...

Lol! I was all the time thinking "bakkeren"? What could she possibly mean? :o) And then it dawned on me, of course!
I've read her book but I have to say that in her diet she includes too much bread, and too many potatoes for my normal (non-Dutch) diet. So it wouldn't be too practical for me, I think!
Are you going to start "bakkering"? :o)

Droomvla said...

@Aledys: Well, now that you've mentioned about too much bread, too many potatoes ... then maybe, it should really be BAKKEN instead of BAKKEREN. HAHAHAHAHA

I must admit though that I was kind of "inspired" when I saw Linde looking great yesterday. BUT, I never had/have the discipline... so I don't think it will work for me. LOL

cherie said...

i-try ko daw, hahah!

Anna said...

one reason i am here and not there: i can never survive without rice. nan wara dida gulay na santol nan gulay na iba, he he he.

~Lopa said...

Aaaah something i would like to consider but same time something i can never consider... lol

I cannot eat similar food same day and if i try this discipline 2 days then 3rd day i would be eating as never before and would take intake of calories double than saved in those two days....lol

I trully respect people who really have that discipline and strong control over them selves!

Droomvla said...

@Cherie: dapat saimo damo talaga na rice kay maniwangon ka! lol

Droomvla said...

@Anna: Tama, wara didi gulay na santol! LOL But rice, bangus, gabi leaves, tawyo, Mang Tomas, manga... they are all available here. :)

Pero maski igwa didi, iba man gihapon an rami. :(

Droomvla said...

@Lopa: I know what you mean. That's why this kind of diet doesn't work on me. I tend to pig out after some time. LOL

Jesusa said...

i guess, dapat siguro mag bakkaren na rin, hahaha. kaso lang wara ako disiplina tapos grabe pa ako magkaon:)

cherie said...

natawa ako sa tawyo, lol!!

didi, igwa man pulburon, hahah!

tessa said...

Lain lamang ako sadi ma-survive.Si hubby ko ngani kun ma-opisina, nadara lang sin saro na loaf na wheat bread. solve na! sus kay mangruluyahonon nanggayod ako sana.
rice...rice .. rice.. is still the best! HAHAHAHA! :-)

buday said...

May I have pasta with the meatballs? LOL

Droomvla said...

@Jesusa: dear, di mo man kaipuhan magbakkeren kay di ka man mataba. Ako ugaring kay morbidly obese. hahahaha

Droomvla said...

@Cherie: aber, spellinga daw an taw-yo. HAHAHAHAHA

Didi, igwa sin siopao, suman. Pero maski igwa, iba man gihapon an Pilipinas kong mahal. Pareho niyan, mahagkot na naman. Nakaulion na naman ako! HAHAHAHAHA

Droomvla said...

@Tessa: kun na-skip ako sin isad a meal na wara sin rice, baga an may luho an tiyan ko! HAHAHHAHA

Droomvla said...

@buday: how would you like your meatballs? HAHAHAHAHAHA

Jesusa said...

marissa, enjoyun daw ako sadi na bakkaren, ayaw pagsabi nin morbidly obese, an isabi mo na lang, there's more of you to love,hahahaha. love yah! siguro dapat mag-uli man ako pag-uli mo, same time, same place, parlor? LOL

Droomvla said...

@Jesusa: Hubby used to say that. Pero san nagparadagdag na an gub-at ko, naghilom na lamang siya. LOL

Sol said...

tabi, an mataba daw, CUTE.... kaya ok lang maski mataba ako , at least "cute" man hehehehe.... uruli na kamo kay madali na an mainit na bibingka pagkatapos san misa de gallo, o di ba?!