Monday, March 26, 2012

My new diet of 9 servings of fruits and veggie

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 ( ), 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.

What I am doing is an experiment. Its to see what it takes to actually 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?

On Saturday, Day 1, 3/24, I made it only to 6 servings. I did not work out.
On Sunday, Day 2,  3/25, I only mad it to 7 servings and I did not work out.

 Here's how I did today:
 Food journal Day 3: 3/26
 Breakfast 2 Servings: strawberry, walnuts, almonds, pecan smoothie with one tablespoon of cranberry, blue berry, cherry concentrate.

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

Afternoon snack: 2 Servings: carrot, cranberry, apple, cucumber, ginger, lemon

Dinner: 1 Serving: left over chicken green beans, red pepper
Desert: 2 Servings: orange, four big strawberries

Total  Servings of Fruit and Veggies on day three:  9 servings of veggies and fruit

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