Monday 24 August 2009

Magic yogurt!

I really don't plan on charting how my weight loss is going as I'm scared of everyone seeing my failure, come on people, I gave you my weight, baby steps!

But I must say, I'm a huge fan of fad diets, so I may let you know how it's progress is going (AKA when I give up.) I know I shouldn't fall into the alluring trap of fad dieting because they never work and that a healthy lifestyle is the key to losing weight but I just don't have the patience for balance.

MIL is also a huge fan of fads and quite portly for a J-lady so when she gushed to me about her latest dieting attempt I was pretty much instantly sucked in, especially when she showed me lots of success stories on the Internet. I mean, if it's written on the Internet it must be true...So, as of yesterday, I am officially on...THE MAGIC IINAKA YOGURT DIET!

Grandma is originally from Tottori-ken and her last sibling, her little brother (she was one of 8!) is really sick so they made the trek to Tottori to see him in the hospital and stay with her niece for a few days. When they came back MIL was clutching a jar of what looked like bond in her hot little hands and proceeded to excitedly tell me about her new plan to lose 20kg and look like a supermodel by next year. Everyone else was rolling their eyes but in light of my recent desire to lose the blubber I was all ears.

So this yogurt she got from the country bumpkins is truly magic, it's like a packet of tim tams that never run out... except it's a jar of gross tasting yogurt that never runs out!
I think it's like those 'bio' yogurts or yakult that has the bacteria that's supposed to be good for your tummy and clean out your insides, but on a large iinaka style scale. You put a bit of the yogurt from the jar in a new jar, add milk, wait 12 hours with the lid off and you have new yogurt! Magic!

So we're eating it for breakfast with loads of 0 calorie sugar because it tastes pretty foul by itself and then some before dinner with loads of tea so we don't eat too much for dinner. Keep you updated on the progress anyway!

Tomorrow we will have a new addition to our family, her name is Tay-chan and if anyone can guess who/what she is you get a gold star! Or just wait till tomorrow when I will post pictures...
And if anyone can guess why she is called Tay-chan I'll post you 10,000 yen!

Thank you for all the lovely encouraging comments on my weight loss post, our little monster is keeping me too busy to reply to them all individually but it was very nice to have such positive influence, it makes me want to Ganbaru more!


  1. Hi Corinne
    I don't think i've posted on here before but i've been reading your blog for a little while. My jpn MIL has that magic yogurt too! I used to put it all over my face when i got sunburn lol very attractive.
    Good luck with the diet, you look nice in your pics anyway - and your husband is pretty hot too hehe
    Rachael in Sydney

  2. Good luck Corinne! Look forward to hearing how the magic yogurt works. I am always looking for the newest fad too. I am hoping going back to Canada will remotivate me but like everything else I start off strong than dwindle out. I will look forward to hearing how it goes for you.

  3. Is it a puppy?!?! Or maybe a pussy cat... Can't wait to see pics whatever it is. Don't keep us in suspense for too long :P

  4. lmao about the yogurt as was given some juts yesterday!DOn't know how long I will be able to keep the stuff edible as it seems that you have to be careful not to let any naughty bacteria in(according to my friends mum) .And had no idea that it could be used for diet purposes;that is great news and no doubt why I was given it...a subtle inaka-hint;)

    Oh,and I reckon Tay-chan is a turtle.