5% Challenge Week 2 - Everyday healthy habit to develop: Daily F&V servings
Saturday, March 02, 2013
I’ve been on the SP diet now for almost 3 months, with good results. I manage to stay within my recommended ranges every day, with only a few exceptions. So, I’ve learned how to control that fairly well, but what I haven’t been tracking is the fruit & veggie servings. I suspect it’s been ok, at least when I can plan my meals, otherwise I'd be hungry at the end of the day (calories). But I think I should focus a bit more on this, to be sure I’m getting proper nutrition, especially since I’m not always in control of what I eat (lunch and/or dinner may be served in business meetings, etc.)
I had a severe iron deficiency last year, and don’t want to take the chance on that happening again. It was horrible…I was so tired at one point, I was trying to pack for a trip and all I could do was to cry. DH made me cancel the trip and I went to the doctor next day and discovered my iron was so low, it was barely measureable at all! No wonder, huh?
So that is what I will focus on to make sure it is part of my eating habits, to ensure I'm getting proper nutrition.