Five to six servings of veg

May 22, 2009 at 12:15 am 2 comments

Although there are a number of good reasons for it, in particular, a certain slackness of will of late, I have noticed that my weight has been hovering around the 15 stone mark (210 pounds) for over a month now, so I decided to re-read the nutritional rules in The Body Fat Solution. As I had already adopted a healthier eating plan when I started reading the book the first time round, and as this was very similar to what Tom Venuto recommended, I didn’t particularly adopt the plan in the book. But I thought that I might try and implement Tom’s guidelines and see if that helps shifts me out of my plateau.

One of the Rules in particular stands out. Rule No. 3 is to eat fibrous (non-starchy) vegetables with every meal and to aim for at least five servings a day. I am nowhere near achieving this. Although I have been aiming for, and getting at least seven servings of fruit and vegetables most days since early this year, that number is skewed heavily towards fruit, which I eat at breakfast, as snacks, and sometimes as desserts. I tend not to do so well on vegetables. So this is going to be one of my key goals over the next few weeks, although I’m still not completely sold on veggies for breakfast. I tend to have cereal with added berries etc, or stewed fruit and greek yoghurt with flax seeds and walnuts for breakfast, at least during the week, both of which I take into work with me and eat there. I don’t have time to cook breakfast Monday to Friday, and to be honest, I rarely want hot food first thing. So that limits me to salad veggies that can be eaten cold and taken to work. Hmmm. Any suggestions? I wonder if juicing one of my servings would be allowed?

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  • 1. Rob  |  May 22, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Hmmm…. veggies.

    Angie five to six servings of veggies seems like a lot but I know that I had my biggest gains or should I say losses eat lots of veggies.

    For breakfast if you eat eggs scramble them and cut up some red or green peppers.

    Using a product like Greens + can help give you the servings you need with out eating a lot. I mix it with a protein for a super shake.

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  • 2. Cynthia  |  May 23, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Five to six servings per day seems like the bare minimum to me! Everyone is different with the veggie thing for sure!

    If you don’t cook breakfast, the side salad is a useful option. And I don’t see anything wrong with juicing a serving either, if that’s how you can get them in. Fresh juiced is probably better than canned V8, but even that is better than nothing. The other option that might work well for you for breakfast is the greens powder thing. There are times I’m busy and use that option.

    I should have about 9-10 veggie servings by the end of this day, plus a couple fruit servings. But I do love my veggies! The bad part is I have to veggie shop FREQUENTLY… hubby eats a lot of them too! In fact, I’m off to the farmer’s market as soon as I finish my tea.

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