THE PROBABILITY OF A GOOD DIET WHEN BROKE
It is awfully hard to maintain a healthy diet when broke, as one is basically surrounded by cheap junks.
Taking a deliberate walk down to work one morning, intending to shed some fat that might be lurking somewhere in my body while fingering the little change I had left till month end, I ruminated on what good food to eat with just two hundred naira note.
Cooking was out of the question.
To my misery and frustration, all options before me were:
– Two hundred naira plate of rice with meat as tiny as my nose.
(hardly satisfying and nutritional!)
– One fifty naira (#50) bread (zero nutritional value with excessive cholesterol) and fifty naira (#50) beans (which would take me just a second to gulp down)
– One hundred naira (#100) yellow Ghana puffpuff and a pet coke (quite promising in terms of satisfaction but even I knew I was going beyond my bounds at this juncture, for someone intending to keep fit. But then, hunger calls for drastic measures)
( this was hardly an option as I regretfully realized.
Nutritious as it may be, satisfaction is not guaranteed, not with the amount intended for purchase)
I got to work, feeling desperate, famished and unsmiling.
Fortunately however, a good Samaritan colleague of mine bought me a plate of quality meal. (what a relief!)
I devoured it gratefully and I felt fulfilled, then I had a reason to smile.
I still wonder though, how one could ever maintain a good diet when broke.