… and be sure to shout it out with all the love in your heart for her.
It seems that mothers and food are inseparable concepts. Almost everyone you ask will wax lyrical about one signature dish of her or his mother. That’s why this month, as a way of celebrating our mothers, Shape focuses on how four women have the help of a nutritionist to slim down their favorite "mum dish(es)". Turn to page 34 for some mouth-watering dishes.
Our mothers play a huge role in how we shape ourselves as adults. We pick up all sorts of tacit habits and assumptions, especially about food and cooking methods. I remember, when at university, a close friend shared an apartment with a graduate student from Spain whose only method of cooking was frying. When asked why she only fried her food, she answered that frying was the only method her mum used and, as such, the other more healthy methods just made food tasteless for her. She grew up on fried food and just couldn’t bear the taste and texture of food that was cooked otherwise.
That’s why we have to continue educating ourselves on healthier ways of doing things, whether it is cooking, sleeping, thinking and exercising…and that’s where Shape comes in. This month’s issue of Shape also pays homage to motherhood in the Live Healthy special featuring post-natal exercises that certified midwife Sister Elizabeth Muthu recommends to her clients who have just delivered (page 27).
For more of a challenge, try our regular workout features The A-List Workout (page 62) that brings together one star move from each celebrity trainer in one workout for total body sculpting. Have fun getting (back) into Shape. Here’s this month’s challenge: Don’t just read Shape, do it!
*For the full article please refer to Shape May 2012 Issue