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I think I'm having stir fry tonight, because I'm starving, and I need to get These Damn Vegetables in.

How do people actually eat 5 servings of fruit and veggies in a day? It's a good thing we have smoothies.

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ntnrmlgirl From: ntnrmlgirl Date: June 25th, 2002 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy...fruit & veggies are basically all I eat (with some pasta/bread thrown in for good measure) and I don't eat enough in a day to equal that many servings! whoa!
maigrey From: maigrey Date: June 25th, 2002 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, it sounds like you don't eat that much? A serving of veggies is just 1 c, so it's not terribly hard, unless you're trying to keep it varied, and not eat only iceberg lettuce and carrots. :)
ntnrmlgirl From: ntnrmlgirl Date: June 25th, 2002 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)


Not so much...usually a power bar thingy or a banana for breakfast, soup and/or salad for lunch and maybe stirfry for dinner...i probably ate more when i was on the cleanse than i normally do. lol
From: grapesoda Date: June 25th, 2002 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think it's a good idea to get fruits and vegetables in juice form. It might take 5 oranges to make a glass of oj but you'd never eat 5 oranges in one sitting. As well, you end up missing out on a lot of fiber (important fiber!). My highest fruits and vegetables consumption was when I got an organic box delivery. Not only did it keep things varied and interesting but it got me eating vegetables I wouldn't normally pick at the produce section. (ie squash...which actually tastes yummy but which I'd never pick for myself)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: June 25th, 2002 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've looked into the produce delivery after majorweathermentioned she had it in her area, but haven't really seen anything.

And I don't really use a lot of juice in my smoothies -- I take 1 c of light vanilla yogurt, about 2 c of frozen berries (strawberry, blueberry, whatever) and enough liquid (milk or juice) to make it come out of the blender. So, I get about two servings in that way.

But, that still leaves three more in the day!
From: gopherbomb Date: June 25th, 2002 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
A certain odd gal I used to know told me about how she used to CRAM a couple extra servings in late at night, standing in front of her fridge, when SHE WASN'T EVEN HUNGRY. That's dedication. She was determined to have seven servings a day.

I guess I'm just lucky to be geared for veggie consumption. I feel better with a lot of plantstuff in my diet. In summer, I like to make big, elaborate salads with grape tomatoes and dried cranberries and stuff like that. Toss in a chicken breast and some diced mozzarella, and you've got your proteins.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: June 26th, 2002 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really wonder if some people just are tuned to eat fruits and veggies and some aren't?

I know I prefer the sweets over the veggies, and that doesn't help with the eating veggie portions of my day.
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