If you are just joining me now, and want to see the explanation for this experiment in more detail, check out day 1 of eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
To see how yesterday went, check out my previous entry in this experiment on eating your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.
I’m still feeling a bit run down today. It’s the tail end of the cold I’m fighting off and the fact that I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night.
That said, I still got a lot done, so I’m counting it as a day well spent.
Day 3 of Eating the Recommended Servings of Fruits and Vegetables
Today, possibly because I was feeling tired, I gave in and ate some junk food.
It’s surprisingly hard to eat both junk food AND the appropriate amount of fruits and vegetables. I’ve always thought that the recommendations of the Canada food guide were a large amount of food, today really drove that home. There’s just a point at which you’ve eaten your fill, junk food or not, and eating more healthy food is a challenge.
Today I started the day with a large cup of orange juice (2 servings of fruits), ate some of the leftover taco wraps from yesterday (2.5 servings of fruits and vegetables over 2 meals), 1 and 1/2 apples (1.5 servings of fruits), and 2 servings of baked kale chips (2 servings of vegetables).
This brings me to a total of 8 servings of fruits and vegetables for today.
I’ll be honest, so far the baked kale chips are completely saving me. From a $1.99 bundle of kale, I’ve gotten about 8 servings of vegetables.
I’m almost out of kale, and part of the challenge of this experiment is eating a variety of foods. So, tonight when I prepare my food for tomorrow, it’s time to get a bit more creative in the kitchen!