I make it a habit to drink a big cup of water before bed. But the last few nights, I have been waking up in the middle of the night because I had to use the bathroom and usually it is hard to go back to asleep.
I try to read a book or listen to instrumental music on my ipod until I get sleepy again, usually around 30 minutes.
Another thing that I notice is that, when I wake up in the middle of the night, I notice that I am hungry. I usually ignore it and wait to eat until breakfast time comes.
My appetite right when I woke up this morning was huge and lets just say that I feel like I can eat this plate.
Notice the blackberry next to the plate, it is being used to compare the actual size of the pancake.
Tell me, would you have the same fake pose natural reaction when you are handed a giant plate of pancakes?
In reality, I ate 1/4 of 2 pancakes (there are 3 huge pancakes total) and was stuffed afterwards. I felt bad wasting it so I packed the leftovers, stored it in our hotel refrigerator and it took me 2 days to finish the whole thing. Why I felt the need to finish it is beyond me.
What was I thinking ordering the Mac Daddy pancake in the first place? I guess I was up for the challenge. If you can finish the whole plate then it’s free. I must have ordered this before I drank my morning coffee.
Mac Daddy Pancakes served at Mac 24-7 restaurant in Honolulu.
This was in 2008 during my vacation in Oahu, Hawaii. Later on, I saw the crazy foodie from Travel Channel’s Man vs Food taking up the same challenge. You can see the video on YouTube by clicking –> here.
It was fun looking back at those photos but I still remember how I felt after I stuffed myself silly with those pancakes. I was full, but I know I wasn’t satisfied. I know now that all I was eating were empty calories with zero nutrients.
Three years later and how times have change.
This morning, I made myself a healthier breakfast.
Egg Waffle Sandwich
– 2 toasted Van’s Organic waffles
– 1 egg + 1/3 cup egg white
– Topping: Chobani Vanilla greek yogurt, maple syrup/coconut oil mix (I heat up real maple syrup with coconut oil to create pancake syrup)
Sweet and Salty with a little vanilla tart on top.
Some days, it just what I crave.
Do you eat food that have sweet and salty combination? What are your favorites sweet/salty combo?
I like sweet/salty oatmeal bowl or pretzels or popcorn.