Body Building & Abend Brot
Personal trainer and body builder Melissa Sarah Wee shares with us on how she has managed to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle.
- Tell us the main reason why you started getting more focused into working out/being healthy.
My fitness journey took place 17 years ago after my discharge from the hospital for bulimia. It was a very vulnerable and scary period as I took baby steps into changing my lifestyle.
- What were the challenges you faced and how did you manage to resolved them?
I had an unhealthy relationship with food and overcoming that was the hardest. I learnt from making mistakes during my journey and picking myself up again when I fall. Over the years, I got better at it and now I’m happy, healthy as I no longer binge or purge my food.
- How did you come across our Abend Brot (Evening Bread) and how did it benefit you in your current lifestyle?
I have been practicing the cyclical ketogenic diet which is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet since I started competing in the US. One of my clients introduced this amazing product to me knowing that I’m a bread lover but unable to eat more than 40gms of carbs per day. And now I am hooked! Haha. It is tasty, keeps me full and it satisfies my love for bread.
- Would you be able to provide us with several ways on how you usually consume our Abend Brot (Evening Bread)?
I love having the Abend Brot with natural peanut butter and sugar-free jam. I also eat it with melted cheese, cold cuts or chicken breast or any source of protein with wild rocket or lettuce. If I want something warm, I would toast the bread with the cheese on top before topping it with raw veggies and my protein. I’ll usually toast the bread for 5 minutes on 200 degrees or depending on the size of your oven and keep a close eye on it in case it burns. You just want it melted.
Abend Brot with melted mozzarella, beef pastrami and wild rocket (left)
Abend Brot with melted mozzarella cheese, shrimp marinated in Greek yoghurt and a sprinkle of dill, salt and pepper (right)
- What tips would you give someone who has just started working out?
Patience & perseverance are very important. You can’t expect to have results immediately. If you set a goal and stick to it diligently, you will eventually reach the place where you want to be. Enjoy the journey because it is going to mold you into a stronger and better version of yourself.