The Law of Conservation of Body Weight

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 ?

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.


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7 thoughts on “The Law of Conservation of Body Weight”

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  2. Fat is very satiating , especially when paired with low-carb eating. Grass-fed pot roast, ribbed with yellow fat, connective tissue, and ample protein is far more filling than some crusty bread spread with butter. You’ll eat a decent slice of the former and be done, but you could easily polish off half a loaf of the latter with half a stick of butter and still be hungry. It’s difficult to overeat on a high-fat, low-carb diet.

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