BREAKFAST EMOJI

A chance shift from using willpower to sustain an intermittent fasting schedule of 20.4 to planning and preparation is working well.
It also helps in being crudely creative like designing this breakfast emoji.
Now I plan what to have for breakfast and lunch, the two meals I have in the day. Make them to be taken at the desired time.
Bonuses are a circadian clock, better quality food and conquering the sweet tooth (I don’t know how, it just happened).
Bullseye 🎯 🍳

BREAKFAST EMOJI

Thai Food And Some Exclusive Ones In It.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

‘At any given time, half the population is cooking’. ‘Well then what does the other half do?’ ‘Oh, they eat the food’.

This is a quote while walking on Bangkok streets and enjoying the enticing aroma of food being prepared on the street.

One of my favourites is Green Chicken Curry. And as part of my amateur experiments in cooking, I made this delicious dish, sometime back, following an authentic recipe and doing the steps from scratch.

Recently, we bought a ready made paste and tried the dish. There’s an ocean of a difference from the right way and the easy way.

Let’s do it the right way and eat it too!

Thai Food And Some Exclusive Ones In It.

Madakkusan, Excellent Snack. Enticing But An Enigma.

Madakkusan a teatime snack.

Madakkusan is a tea time snack that we used to have bought from local tea shops in my childhood days.
As such I was elated to get them from Navya bakery.
Madakku is ‘folded’ which the snack is but why san added! San is Mr. In Japanese, so it could be giving the formal respect to the item, even though it’s not Japanese.
It’s excellent, but the food preferences for me have changed. It’s made of maida (refined flour) and sugar in almost equal quantities. Turmeric powder gives an enticing food colour.
If you can and like sugar in abundance and don’t mind refined flour, then this is an excellent choice.
But I would, reluctantly give a pass.

Madakkusan, Excellent Snack. Enticing But An Enigma.

‘മൊനേ മനസിലൊരു ലഡ്ഡു പൊട്ടി’ . Bull Active In Stock Market.

The Economic Times’ Market Column is a must watch item on a weekday starting from 9am. It gives the stock market indexes and the day begins in a happy note depending on whether you see green or if it’s red.

In fact, in a lockdown situation, the weekends are boring without the point by point monitoring of the index and the real-time values of the stocks held.

I am actually not fully recovered from the Ruchir Sharma article in Financial Times on how the super rich soaked up the Covid cash!

And the first title you see on Economic Times is ‘SENSEX at 200,000 in 10 years! That’s 4 times from now

Image result for manasiloru laddu potti

Literal translation from Malayalam ‘Laddu exploded in mind’

Pictures credit: google search

‘മൊനേ മനസിലൊരു ലഡ്ഡു പൊട്ടി’ . Bull Active In Stock Market.

The When Way to Eat Healthy.

Credit: Today.com article by Dr. Michael Crupain

Follow Circadian Rhythm, eat all meals during daytime.

It’s not what to eat, it’s when to eat.

Change meal timings to take advantage of the body’s circadian rhythm.

Read the article below and watch the video in it where Dr. Oz speaks

https://www.today.com/health/what-circadian-rhythm-diet-how-eat-sun-t149238

The When Way to Eat Healthy.

Bring in a Rhythm in Breaking Fast Too.

I just read that planning and preparation along with habits and rituals are good to sustain intermittent fasting than willpower.
Incorporating circadian rhythm to the fasting schedule is a good way. In there, a method to break the fast is ideal.
Dates are considered ideal while breaking fast during Ramadan time. Dates are with high glycemic index.
Ekadashi fast is broken with a raitha made of Amla, leaves of Agathi (hummingbird plant) and curd. But Agathi should not be consumed for not more than twice in a month.
Here I am substituting Agathi with Red Cheera (spinach) which has no such restrictions.
And to make it traditional I used a stone grinder. Probably this is a good way to break the fast.

Bring in a Rhythm in Breaking Fast Too.

Ekadashi Fast Breaking Breakfast.

With a fasting lifestyle of mostly 20 hours in a day, I am very close to the full day fasting norm of Ekadashi. It’s then a good way for me to do one day fast twice a month aligned to it’s timing for any additional benefits.

As such my first Ekadashi fast is done starting at 6am on June 6, ending now at 7.05 am on June 7.

This is what my wife prepared as breakfast to break the fast.

She knows my favourite is Puttu and it’s accompanied by an egg, Kerala style fish curry, chicken roast, steamed kerala banana, chia pudding and coffee. some walnuts and dried cranberries roasted in ghee are added.

It’s not everyday that Puttu gets so many accompaniments, though.

Worth waiting for 25 hours.

Ekadashi Fast Breaking Breakfast.

Fasting, Rhythm, Astrology….

What is common in religion, nature, science, astrology, traditional wisdom, health and medicine – Fasting


Intermittent Fasting is not a fad, it has everything natural, spiritual, scientific and good in it.
By definition it’s eating only during a certain period in the day and fasting during the other bigger period.


Actually it is something more. It’s best done observing a rhythm, code and clock known commonly as Circadian. That’s circadian rhythm, circadian code and circadian clock.


Ancient wisdom advocated the practice which is followed one way or other by all religions – Christian, Islam, Hindu, Jewish, Jain- all.
Verifications have been scientific, astrological and statistical.


Adopting it as a lifestyle, thus makes immense sense.

Fasting, Rhythm, Astrology….

Grand Old Tree and My Teetotaller Story

The tree in my hometown Thidanad, cut by authorities but treated and nurtured by loving locals is getting back to life.

The tree is at the heart of the town and perhaps the most significant landmark.

My story is about the village chief realising that everyone in the town was high spirited by evening and too unable to guide any direction seeking visitor. One person has to be sober. And I got the lot number. Hence a teetotaller.

And what better place than to sit under the tree and guide the lost ones.

Clockwise: 1. the majestic gulmohar, 2. cut 3. treated with medicines, 4. growing back now.

My blog link of September 2020 on the tree, where the tv news channel coverage is also available

https://obsessed2015.com/2020/09/28/story-of-grand-old-tree-and-why-i-am-a-teetotaller/

Grand Old Tree and My Teetotaller Story

Synchronising Intermittent Fasting with Circadian Code. A Typical Day.

Breakfast at 9.30 am. Here it’s 2 fried eggs on brown bread toast. Walnuts and dried cranberries roasted in butter. Two sausages. Chia seeds pudding in coconut water, layered with pineapple, pumpkin seeds and no added sugar muesli. Coffee with milk and no sugar.

Lunch at 1.30 pm has parboiled brown rice with plenty of vegetable preparations of grated carrots and coconut, snake gourd with coconut, lentils gravy and pumpkin and dal and chicken cutlets.

Yoga, stretching, suryanamaskars from 8 am to 8.50 am. High Intensity Interval Anabolic workout from 8.55 am to 9.15 am ( fasted state for 18 1/2 hours for start of exercise).

40 minutes walk outside from 6.20 pm to 7 pm. Other routine in the lockdown situation include afternoon nap to compensate sleep deficiency at night, Netflix, time in balcony for natural light and playing Rummikub for two hours with wife.

Bad habits include snacking in eating window on bakery items and tracking stock market movements. For any consolation, it’s going up.

OH THIS LOCKDOWNZZZZ!!

Synchronising Intermittent Fasting with Circadian Code. A Typical Day.