Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 4: of the 9 servings of fruit and veggies

This blog is all about how to get more out of life while getting back. Health is the most important part of both getting more out of life and giving back. So far I've only touched on health here and there. I am going to do a series on health with myself as the test subject. I'll record my food and my exercise.

So I normally eat pretty good, but I do like a lot of not so healthy things. My family always ate a huge salad for dinner every night and my mom is a vegetarian. 

After listening how incredibly good fruits and veggies are for you to the Peoples Pharmacy on NPR ( http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/06/25/819-health-news-update/ ), I decided to try to eat 9 servings of fruit and veggies everyday.

When I started this new plan, I weighted 146 lbs. I am 5'6. I work out 3 times a week at the least, and usually more times.

Day 4 3/27

 Breakfast 2 Servings: strawberry, walnuts, pecan smoothie with 3 tablespoons of cranberry, blue berry, cherry concentrate.

 Lunch 2 Servings: Chicken, green beans, red pepper, arugula, watercress, onion, ginger, turmeric, garlic, tomatoes

 Afternoon snack: 1 Serving: carrot, cranberry, apple, cucumber, ginger, lemon

Dinner: 2 Servings: hot turkey sausage, purple cabbage, asparagus, string beans,  onions, garlic, yellow squash.

 Desert: 2: orange, four big strawberries

Total day four:  9 servings of veggies and fruit

 Workout: stairs, 2.54 miles, 30 minutes, 332 calories 1 minute side plank, 2 minutes plank 3sets of 10 pushups 20 side leg raises 40 vertical leg lifts

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