What I’ve Been Eating during Lockdown

Before the pandemic ground everything to a halt this year, I had been fighting a losing battle with my addiction to Starbucks coffee.

I really could not go a single day without going to Starbucks, and since I usually got two cookies with my regular coffee, I was burning through $8.57 every single day.

I am constantly struggling to improve my financial habits in pursuit of financial freedom, so the irony that I was burning through $260.67 a month wasn’t lost to me, but try as I might, I just could not stop myself.

Anyway, as more and more alarming news started coming out of China, I started seriously reconsidering the wisdom of my daily interaction with the barista at Starbucks, especially since they were having even more interactions with other people, so I stopped going despite horrible cravings for coffee.

At first I was at a loss for what to do, but on a whim, I decided to pick up some brightly coloured Pukka teas during my grocery run, and it turns out I really really like their tea.

The three ginger one is wayyyy too strong

I honestly just grabbed every colour they had in the store to try, and I figured I might like at least one, but I’m glad I took a chance, because I found that I really love the Lemon, Ginger, and Manuka Honey one, the Lavender Sleep one (despite hating the smell of lavender), and the Matcha Green Tea one.

Since I was on a tea-shopping spree, one of my friends told me about herbal and energy teas that can have a multitude of health benefits, including reducing headaches. She suggested that I look for the Best teas to tackle a headache on the web to find such products.

I also decided, despite hating yoghurt since childhood, to take a chance on Siggi’s skyr since technically, it’s not yoghurt, and skyr is it’s own thing.

I still think I’ll never eat regular yoghurt, but I really, really like skyr, especially the plant based ones.

Another discovery I made due to having to make do with what I could get from the empty shelves at the grocery store was I really really like seaweed.

I’ve taken to mixing in a pack of dried seaweed into all my eggs now, so I invented seaweed fried egg, and I love it!

Overall, my daily routine now is making a cup of tea in the morning and eating some skyr, and I think my eating habits have definitely changed for the better during the lockdown.

I finally kicked my daily coffee habit, although it can be argued I’ve replaced it with a daily tea habit, but I’ve lost 20lbs since March 6, so hey.

I know that many of my friends have also had to adapt their eating habits since lockdown. With no more eating out in cafes or restaurants, a lot are cooking from home for the first time in a while. Some are even snacking on CBD gummies from sites like I admit that I also occasionally reach for the sweets when I’m feeling peckish, but CBD gummies aren’t like regular sweets – they’re more akin to vitamins than anything else, but with the added pleasure of CBD which helps to calm your mind in these troubled times.

I recently ordered from All I Do Is Cook because I follow the chef, Tobi on Twitter, and I missed food from home. I’ll post a review about it soon.

I also really miss the food they serve at Ikea. I didn’t go there often but whenever I did, I always got the same thing. Isn’t this absolutely delicious looking?

Ikea food is super yummy

Well, thanks to the pandemic, no more of that.

What have you been eating?

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  1. Z

    If there’s any good coming out of this lockdown, it’s how it forces us to critically review our life choices. Well done for adapting so quickly to a new habit and enjoy the benefits 🙂

    That plate is definitely appealing. Is that lamb or beef?

  2. Mizchif

    That plate is love. I thought you’d made it before i read the post.

    Thankfully i never had a coffee habit. What i have picked up recently is tea. Which is weird because all my life i’ve always thought tea was weird. Like why would i just choose to drink hot water. But one conversation with my friend where she mentioned chamomile tea helped her go to sleep and i decided to give it a try. Then i discovered other flavours and now i’m a tea drinker.
    Making a note to look out for the pukka three ginger. I like my tea strong.

    Otherwise i think i’ve been eating mostly the same. But less take out. I also recently discovered smoked mackerel in the shops and find that i like them in my salads so i’m eating more salads. Which i’m quite proud of.

    Good to know you’re well.
    Take care.

  3. Anonymous

    you’re really nothing and no one without your rape, and it is obvious who the winner is. just look at you today, a monster who just craves pity, everyone is just waiting to hear you committed suicide dear

    • Abdullahi Sugabelly Rocks

      You’re a vile animal. Look at you calling someone a monster without the self awareness to recognise that you are actually behaving like one. You’re going to die waiting for her to commit suicide. fool.

  4. Anonymous

    no one will ever feel sorry for you because you are a monster looking for clout and twitter is the only place you have a voice, that’s why you can never come back to Nigeria LoooooL i stand with uche and never with a liar like you

    • Abdullahi Sugabelly Rocks

      She doesn’t need anyone to feel sorry for her. never did. she faced hundreds of your sorry ass years ago and she’s still standing. Take a look at the mirror and ask yourself what this statement says about your humanity.

  5. Anonymous

    everyone who knows you crosses the road but it is THEM????so you are now perfect???nobody will ever be on your side except they are using it to gain something because you are just an evil person looking for attention the guy probably didn’t rape you at all

    • Abdullahi Sugabelly Rocks

      I am on her side. The evil person is the one that leaves their empty life and comes to another person’s blog to say rubbish to her. get a fucking life.

  6. Anonymous

    don’t you now see? you’re soooooo empty :))))))))))))))) the rape is all that is left, you can’t even pretend to be a good person underneath and I’m so happy that karma has come back around for you

    • Abdullahi Sugabelly Rocks

      Yyou came to someone’s blog to anonymously abuse her and you have the effrontery to call her empty? Not only are you empty and jobless, you’re also a stupid buffoon.

    • Adaeze

      Keep hiding under anonymous! You are actually shallow, you came her blog and rain insults on her. The hatred you have for this lady will be the end of you. I pray you find peace with whatever is eating you up


    We are really waiting for you to disappear oh! 20 years after you were raped you still want attention for someone else’s matter?? The poor Uche girl cannot speak her truth now you have taken all the attention!! And you want to say there is nothing wrong with you?? Please be going! You are tolerated and not welcome anywhere you go, and I will screenshot all the things you will continue to say so that anywhere you look for work they will be properly informed of the person they are dealing with

    • Abdullahi Sugabelly Rocks

      It’s you that will disappear heathen. Since you can’t concentrate on your life without being vile to someone that doesn’t give a damn about your sorry existence. Combust and explode.

    • chi chi

      You have a lot to say about her seeking attention, but you are willingly giving it to her. Do you think you are a good person by saying all of this to someone who doesn’t even know your name, since you’re hiding under either “anonymous” or even using her name “sugabelly lies”?

      Do you think that if you continue to harass someone to the point of suicide that you won’t see any consequence?

      Look back at your actions and please tell us if you think you’re going to live a better life because of your unnecessary comments about someone else’s. I hope you feel better with yourself now that you’ve spit out all of the rubbish that must have been killing you on the inside.

      Whether you believe in God or not, there are consequences with every action. You should pray for your loved ones in case your wishes for someone else’s death comes to bite you in the ass.

  8. Amy Nwoku

    Hey Lotanna. I had to do this here because you won’t see my comment on Twitter. A lot may seem to hate you but a lot of us out here love you warts and all. Sometimes I remember your comments during the day when I’m not on Twitter and I burst out laughing. You are good Sugar. You are good. No matter what the mob says or does, and no matter what you think of yourself, you are good. Do not let tonight set you back on the journey of healing. Always remember that there are lots of us who love you and believe in you always. We love you Sugabelly. Never forget.

  9. Poverty Stricken

    Loool so your pussy is scarred like they used a razor? And you think you’re the one who doesn’t want to have sex? Nobody will touch you.. at your overgrown age you are still a baby drawing baby picture of your followers who just feel sorry for you so they wont talk, you have our pity you hear? SORRY EHN! WE PITY YOU EHN! are you not 34 years? Be like say you died after they raped you, next time don’t put people on the list you are champion of looooooool

    • Abdullahi

      This just proves that you belong on that list. Infact, you will die like that with this type of talk. Because your poverty is not financial. Your mind is poor, your soul is poor and you will never amount to anything tangible till you let go of the evil in you.

    • DoseOfReality

      I’m sure she added you to her poverty stricken list and rightly so. That is why you’re coming here, disgracing your lineage and showing how empty and scarred your soul is. Your karma is coming to you and it will eat you up and extend to your offsprings and their offsprings.. Mark my words.. Evil does not go unpunished.

  10. Ismail Bello

    I’m happy your eating habits have improved.

    Mine have deteriorated.

    Initially got better due to Ramadan. But now… Smh.

    I consume either Pepsi or Lipton Ice tea daily. Lol.

  11. Concerned

    I’m unable to message you on Twitter but really felt like I should reach out after seeing you last tweet.
    I am SO sorry for all of the hate you receive. I am so sorry for how you’ve been treated and continue to be. I want to say I know how it feels, but I don’t think that would be exactly accurate. I just want to let you know that there is an Incredible light in you that would never be able to be replaced, should you cease to exist. You are easily the most knowledgeable person I’ve ever come across, and although there may be times you come off as insensitive, I completely understand it. You are a voice of reason in a world where everyone just makes a lot of empty noise. Please stay strong, take time out if you need to, and I wish I knew you personally—I would totally always be there for you.

  12. Otunba

    one way or another she will always come back to feed on attention like the octopus she is, she must always come back the same way she came back for rape

    • Abdullahi

      Your use of anonymity to vomit the darkness in your soul on someone that’s done nothing to you doesn’t make you tough. You’re a coward. Do better. Focus on your life.


    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL my guy called this rag octopus!!!! I AM DYING!!!! Mehn the babe na ashawo wey flop because of jealousy when the guy marry, na when she try blackmail am because say she for like marry the guy. We know the type, look at all her messages from back then na. She was begging Abdul and co for sex then later said they raped her. NOBODY RAPED HER SHE WAS LOOKING FOR SEX AND MONEY. She go soon write her book for more attention then use twitter to get people to promote it, SUGA OPRAH WINFREY LMAOOOOOOOOOOO! SUGA BABY we know your hustle! Stay strong MAMA SUGA D SUGA.

    • Amy

      Do you think that after spreading such vile filth, blessings will come your way? If she ever writes the book, people like you will still buy just to have something to say. Who will be the loser in the end? Think about how bad your life has to be that you think it’s okay to spend data trying to hurt someone. Get a life.

  14. uzor

    Mine changed a bit, i had always loved lipton tea, so sort of a morning ritual especially when i have to argue “cream or no cream” with myself. i got to learn portion control during the lockdown, our foods are usually heavy . Funny, i ate okro soup all through when i had to eat with soup. my wife thinks i’m possessed with weight loss.

  15. Abby

    Hello Lotana, I decided to check up on you today since it’s been over a day since you last posted on twitter;
    Just wanted you to know that you’re loved , please don’t listen to the voice of the devil and vile creatures both in these comments section and twitter. They have absolutely nothing going for them and that’s why they would forever remain anonymous and pitiful!

    Please take all the time you want off for yourself but just know that you’re genuinely loved and thought well of.

    Please please stay positive and alive, I love you and I believe a lot of people do too.
    Don’t let the voice of dissent drown you out ! Please don’t !!!

    Come back healthier .

    PS: if you come here to abuse her, fuck you, you maggot infested pig !!! You’re a KWASIA!!!! B3l3 b3l3,

  16. 406 JAMB

    No man, no kids, no work, no life,no wonder she focused on attention online. VICE asked me for interview too, I was raped too, I’m famous bitch!

  17. Amy

    Eya, no life and no work, that’s why you are here trying to bring someone down with your precious little data. She’s famous, who are you?

  18. Amy

    Eya, no life and no work, that’s why you are here trying to bring someone down with your precious little data. She’s famous, who are you? Get something to do and you will be too busy to spread hate.

  19. Niarobi

    No wonder sha actually makes sense because of her personality she can do and say anything for money and fame, is it not an igbo person again? never trust an igbo they don’t understand anything except to ruin people image because of greediness.. But this is giving her the attention she wants so stop givin it to her and she will maybe stop calling herself president of rape victims since that is her goal to write a book or be on tv.. no mind her just ignore igbo it is their culture

    • Amy

      I’m sure you are a Northerner. Your ancestors will be turning in their graves that their descendant is hiding behind the name of a city in another country. You have achieved nothing in life and you are unhappy. Mister get a life and stop using precious data to insult people that you can never be worthy to even serve.

  20. forget abeg

    U can’t live and U can’t die. Just a parasite eating Ur way to an early grave cuz U can’t have kids, pretending to know Japanese so people in Ajegunle will respect U, idk but U won’t be happy until U get Ur record deal tbh, and if U ain’t sharing Ur dumb opinion on Twitter I’m sure U will be found somewhere doing dumb shit cuz U need attn, people like U don’t die lmao, they just get old and visit everyone else’s house

    • Amy

      Ayah. If she is a parasite, what are you? Can you imagine your life? She is so important that you left Twitter and came all the way to her blog with data you bought with your own money to give her attention. Who is the loser here? Some advice. Insulting people online will only make you more miserable. Get a life.

    • Success

      You just wake up everyday of your life to cause a harmless lady pain. Lol what’s your motive? You think you can talk her into depression? And then suicide? I promise you, before she dies, you’ll be long gone to hell. Fool

  21. mazi

    Why always you? Not the first person to be raped so why is your own so different? Never happy news from you, always one ugly matter or another, why?

  22. Success

    You’re very stupid and your life will be so unfortunate. Keep hiding and posting vile things about someone that has done nothing to you. God will certainly frustrate your life for me

  23. Success

    Stay strong Lotana. You’ll pull through and come out stronger. I’m here by this hour, always refreshing your timeline on twitter, sincerely hoping to see you tweeting in high spirit like you usually do. Just stay safe and strong please.

  24. DoseOfReality

    Lotanna you are loved.. Best believe you are. I’m no longer on twitter, left that vile place a year ago but I find myself coming to your tweets occasionally when I need intellectually stimulating takes on issues (which you always deliver without disappointing). I’m Aries like you and I find myself relating to a lot of your tweets.

    I’m sorry you’re going through all this shit but please know that there are people out there that value and cherish you. You are a beautiful, strong and passionate woman.

  25. slave to the most high

    Your highness we are not worthy of your sacrifice , please empress give us the blessing of your sexy Igbo suga belly no one can compare to your intelligence or beauty

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