Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 8: Only 8 Servings to Fruits and Veggies

Day 8: 3/31

I am doing an experiment to eat like the research says we need to: 9 Servings of Fruit and Veggies everyday. What does it take to eat this way. Is it even possible long term? If the research tells us we need to eat like this, how can it be done. I'll be documenting my progress and any effects I see. Remember, the research shows that this is the healthy way to live, so what does it take to live like this? Today is day 8 since I decided to start this experiment.

Today I felt soo sore from the extreme workout I did yesterday. I had to do quite a bit of stretching when I first woke up. Then I went to Hot Yoga at Nameste Yoga in Lutz. I went for a massage and that helped loosen up the tight muscles.

I also went shopping and bought all the groceries for next week. It cost $115. I am excited about cooking next week.

Its 9:39 PM and I am so full there's no way I can eat more. That's the difficult thing with this diet. Its really hard to fit it all in.

One of the reasons I am doing this experiment is to see if its possible and feasible long term. A few things that are helping me is that I can work from home when I need to, so I can make my meals. I usually bring a large salad with me to work, but I'd have a hard time bringing my juicing machine in to the office. Eating out is expensive, so I'd have to bring a bag of apples or carrots to eat for an afternoon snack. With this diet your pretty much eating all the time. You're never hungry.

Also eating out is difficult. Its hard to control what they are putting into the meal, and unless you get a salad, you probably won't get a full serving of veggies. So far I've only eaten outside my home once.

Breakfast 2 servings: smoothie strawberry, almonds, milk with 2 tablespoons of cranberry, blue berry, cherry concentrate, and protein powder.

1st lunch 2 Servings: Fresh Juice: carrot, cranberry, apple, cucumber, ginger, lemon juice

2nd Lunch:1 Serving: hot turkey sausage, chick peas, purple cabbage, asparagus, string beans, onions, garlic, yellow squash, broccoli, carrots.

1st Dinner: 1 Serving: leftovers: hot turkey sausage, chick peas, purple cabbage, asparagus, string beans, onions, garlic, yellow squash, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, turmeric, ginger paste, a lot of salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. This is my family's new favorite dish. Its just amazing. Purple Cabbage is so sweet. I make it very spicy and the turkey sausage is very spicy also. The veggies are sweet. The liquid is salty. These three tastes compliment each other and the overall dish is wonderful.

Desert: 2 Servings: four jumbo strawberries, one large banana, milk, one scoop of ice cream and 1 brownie

Total Servings of Fruit and Veggies: 8

Workout: 1 hour and 15 minutes of hot yoga

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