When I was younger, I simply hated eating Asian food. I guess growing up as an Asian American with a slight identity crisis complex made me want to assimilate more into American culture, which means taking on the American diet. I’ve also always been the exception to the “all Asians are thin” stereotype with my weight fluctuating up and down. This was all attributable to my miseducation regarding proper nutrition and what I thought were healthy dieting decisions. After being down in the dumps for so long, I decided to take control of my diet and started to look towards Asian dieting to stay at a healthier weight.