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Fruits & Veggies

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I'm trying to aim for 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies each day. It's harder than I thought it'd be. I used to eat waaay too much pizza, so I'm trying to find another way of getting that fix. Like a lot of people, my job can be very stressful and pizza always makes me happy.

Every day I've been eating an apple, orange and a banana, and trying to fill up my lunch and dinner with a lot of veggies. This has, unfortunately, had quite an impact on my stomach and Gas-X isn't doing the trick. Does anyone have any suggestions for, um, relieving some pressure aside from letting it out? I like to be as much of a lady as possible about it emoticon
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    Lots & lots of water to flush all that fiber through our bodies...I'm betting you'll find that to be helpful.

    Two thumbs WAY UP on all the freggies! :-)


    ps...now if one really thinks about it, is there really ANY food that can make us happy? I think taking care of ourselves, connecting with people who matter and filling our lives with memorable experiences that are essential for happiness...
    2653 days ago
  • KAT321123
    Any sudden dietary change can cause digestive issues (bloating, gas, etc.) so the good news is it will go away. =) I don't have any great suggestions for getting through it, though, other than excusing yourself and doing what you need to do in private. It really will get better.

    As for getting more produce in your diet, personally I find it works great for me to have lots of produce-based snacks during the day but I also love fruits and veggies. So during a workday I'll snack on some baby carrots, sliced peppers, cherry tomatoes, or pieces of fruit. I typically eat breakfast around 9AM, lunch around 1:00, dinner around 8:00 and have one or two produce servings between each mealtime. Most days I hit between 7 and 10 servings of produce and it keeps me feeling satisfied.

    Also, if pizza is a food you crave, you don't need to deprive yourself. Chocolate is that way for me and I have some pretty much every day (sometimes twice!). It's all about how you incorporate the food into your diet. You can try making a cauliflower-based crust (super tasty), putting on some sauce, very light cheese (or try no cheese at all!), and pile on the veggies. OR, if you don't feel like making your own crust, take a whole wheat tortilla and do the same. I used to make tortilla pizzas all the time and a whole one (with a 10-inch tortilla) would come to around 300 calories. If you pile on veggies, that pizza can get you to 2-3 servings of veggies, too!

    Pardon my babble =) Hope this helps!
    2655 days ago
    So over time it gets better?
    2655 days ago
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    My mom usually gave us remedies like fennel tea, ginger, or caraway seeds. They help. Don't worry though, in about a week or two, your intestines will be digesting veggies like a pro!
    2656 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    You can do it! Try smaller fruits. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2656 days ago
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