About a week and a half ago I decided I would try to eat at least 10 servings of fruits and vegetables because I hate being healthy, but I did it anyways. I can’t remember the names of the people who said it but I had heard it multiple times while listening my favorite podcast (The Model Health Show). They had just said it is ideal to get at least 10 servings of vegetables and fruits per day.
I decided to see if I could do that for a week, just to see if I there was any noticeable differences in my health. Before starting it I was definitely pessimistic because I had already been eating roughly 5 servings of vegetables and fruits per day, so I thought there would be very little change with my health.
After the second day I saw change for the better. I had a bowel movement. It sounds funny saying it but bowel movements were not normal for me. I would sometimes go three days without taking the Browns to the Superbowl and just the thought of having to wait that long made me very anxious. That anxiety made my acid reflux worse to where it was pretty uncomfortable. The combination of those to isn’t very good.
The combination of those to issues decreased noticeably after the second day. I started getting regular bowel movements (1 per day) and my acid reflux went down considerably. I can now be more comfortable every day with the hope that it will only get better the more I eat at least 10 servings per day.
Including today being the 8th day, I have consumed at least 10 servings everyday but 1. That day I had 8 servings because I didn’t have any vegetables or fruits for breakfast so I had to load up my lunch and dinner and I was too full to get to 10 servings. My goal is to eat at least 10 servings per day for the next month and see if there are any other changes!
Things I learned from eating 10 servings of vegetables per day for a week:
-Its not as expensive as I thought it was going to be
-I stay full longer, and therefore I have an easier time staying away from junk food
-It is easier to have a breakfast that is full of vegetables and fruit so that I don’t
have to try to stuff myself at the end of day
-I felt less guilty when I didn’t eat the healthiest food choices
What I have eaten for the past week:
-I typically have at least 4 servings of leafy greens (kale and/or spinach)
-I typically have at least 2 servings of carrots
-I typically have a serving of green beans per day
-Other vegetables and I have had at least a serving of are: mushrooms, bell peppers, berries (blueberries or blackberries), broccoli, asparagus
-Other food: pork ribs, eggs, sausage, sourdough bread, chicken thighs
P.S: I love being healthy!
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