It’s been a busy week of eating remarkably healthy. This week I was trying to eat the rainbow. As I found in the past, eating healthy is unfortunately time consuming. Fresh fruits and vegetables ultimately take more time to prepare than frozen foods and such, but they do taste so much better, so it’s not a terrible compromise.
Conclusions on Eating the Rainbow
Originally, I decided to measure the success of this experiment by tracking energy levels, my cravings, and any decrease in weight. Over the course of this week, my energy was definitely up. My cravings didn’t change much, they were decreased a bit, but not seriously so. As to weight loss, I am down slightly, but not in any meaningful sort of way. As an interesting side note, my wife got sick and I didn’t, perhaps indicating some other way in which eating the rainbow benefited me.
So, the experiment, while far from conclusive, leaned towards a mild success. Will I continue it? Yes, I do think I’ll try to work elements of this into my day-to-day life. While I do eat more fruits and vegetable after my earlier experiments, this really highlighted how variety is both the spice of life and the source of better health.
So, get outside your food comfort zone and challenge yourself with something new!