Most of us do not eat enough fruit and vegetables, or at least i don’t. I have good days and bad days but what i really need is all good days. To do that i need to start somewhere and i saw this idea on 100 days of real food and i think it’s a good idea.
This is how it will work for me, or i hope it will. I leave breakfast alone for now but i will eat 2 vegetables and 1 fruit portion at lunch and dinner. We have been told for many years that we should eat more fruit and vegetables and less meat. That our portion size for meat to too big and our consumption of fruit and vegetables is far too small.
I now have gaps in my diet where the chocolate used to live, so what do i put into this gap?
At the moment i eat/drink 2-3 portions a day, i want to increase this to 5 (this will include breakfast or snacks). 1 portion will be a fruit juice and 1 portion dried fruit but the other 3 have to be fresh fruit. Although 1 portion of the 3 can be replaced by tinned/canned fruit in natural juices. I would love to buy organic and if i see an offer i will, but money being what it is that may not happen very often. I will also try to eat with the seasons where possible.
At most i now eat 2 portions, usually at dinner, a day i am going to increase this to 4, 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner (at least). My hands don’t always work so i may have to be inventive. The vegetables can either be raw or cooked, fresh, frozen or tinned in water. I also want to include a mixed salad with my lunch. Again as money allows i will buy organic.
A few years back some 90+% of my diet was organic. The only things i bought which weren’t organic were those things that were not available. The effect was amazing. I had been suffering for some 6 months with chronic migraines for what appeared to be no reason at all but my body was telling me something, it took me a while to listen. Did the migraines go away? not completely but instead of one rolling into the next one of such intensity that they paralysed half my face, i lost my hearing on that side and my sight and the use of my arm, to being maybe once a month and a bad headache. I still get the mild version at least once a month but changing my diet broke the cycle.
We need to be more consciously aware of what we are putting into our bodies to help with this think of your body as being the most beautiful building in the world. Think about how you would act when you were in such a building and how you would treat it and treat your body the same.