For the last week, I’ve been attempting to eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables that is set out in the Canada Food Guide. The target number for an adult male like myself is 7-10.
However, to know where I’ve gotten to, you should see where I started. Check out day 1 of eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
To see how day 6 went, check out Happiness Experiment 22, Day 6.
My servings of fruits and vegetables for today
I won’t go into as much detail today. I’m a bit tired of both planning out and detailing out part of my daily diet.
Suffice to say though, I made it to 8 servings of fruits and vegetable today.
Well, a week of eating the Canada Food Guide number of recommended servings of fruits and vegetables was more of a challenge than I thought.
It really is a fairly large amount of food, and if you don’t eat healthy all day, it’s incredibly easy to fall behind.
As I said at the beginning of this experiment, I don’t think there’s any doubt as to the long-term benefits of eating a large number of fruits and vegetables. However, I was looking to see if there any shorter-term benefits
With regard to short-term impacts, my results were mixed.
I didn’t see any bump in energy levels, but as I have freely admitted throughout the experiment, I’m feeling sick, so I’ve been a bit under the weather all week.
However, on the plus side, I’m down 0.8lbs in my weigh in. I don’t think fruits and vegetables have any substantial weight loss powers. Instead, I suspect that when you eat 7-10 servings of vegetables in a day, you are too full to eat junk food!
Another happy experiment!