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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.
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    Sounds like you are on your way. Keep it up!!!
    1847 days ago
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    Tracking specific nutrients where there has been a problem previously is a very good idea. Enjoy your freggies!
    1847 days ago
    You know Alie, I am just so proud of you. I see you are all over the planet, traveling and meetings and yet, you are doing so well on this SP diet and your fitness plan. And you are great contributor to out awesome A team. I am amazed how do you do it? I think you have a great determinations and diligent about what you do and you must have great hope and dream. Thanks for sharing your greatness and courage with us.

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    1847 days ago
    Sounds like a great habit. I lose sight of those too in trying to meet the calorie range.
    1847 days ago
    That is a great habit to form. That's why I love to log in my food on my app because see the things I need more of and what I need less of. It has REALLY paid off!
    1847 days ago
    I think I should make this one of my improved healthy habits too. I eat too many fruits and not enough veggies!
    Thanks for sharing!
    1847 days ago
    A great goal!
    1847 days ago
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