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5 a day challenge to members πŸ₯¦πŸ‰πŸŽπŸ₯‘πŸ‡

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
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Good morning everyone,

We are going to have some challenges to help encourage members to eat well and achieve optimum fitness. This challenge will be followed up by a poll to see how you do over there next month.

I portion of fruit, veg or fruit fruit juice is approx 80g or 3 oz or 80ml of fruit juice so its quite easy to eat 5 a day. I had a poached egg on toasted home made bread with baby plum toms and organic mushrooms and I have around 100g of each so I've already had 2 to 2 1/2 portions, I'll probably have salad with my lunch adding another 2 portions so by my evening meal I'l have had 4+ portions so know that I'll easily achieve my 5 today.

Here's a link to the NHS live well 5 a day page:

nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Docum...

Jerry 😊

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Zest
ZestVolunteer

Hi Jerry

Wow, such a lovely colourful photo of all those lovely vegetables. I will definitely try to achieve the 5 a day, and I've had a good start to the day already with my breakfast.

Wishing everyone a great Sunday and hope the week ahead is a good one.

Zest :-)

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
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Hey thanks Zest I saw your amazing breakfast this morning and that inspired me, as I’ve been meaning to post this challenge for a few days.

I expect you like many others will achieve your 5 a day as we are a bunch of healthy eating foodies...

Jerry 😊

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Veeee

Very colourful Jerry. What do you have in your picture Jerry?

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Veeee

Hey thanks Veeee it’s a farmhouse vegetable soup with chick peas. 😊

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessTidyClub

What an excellent challenge Jerry and your pot looks awesome.

I've just had one portion so far today as I had red pepper in my homemade bread sandwich at lunch time.

I'm not sure what I've having to eat tonight but I do struggle with fruit and vegetables because of IBS, I just need to get out there and source some different vegetables that aren't high in Fodmaps. I've got an appointment with a Dietician on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to that as I know the Fodmap list has changed somewhat so I should be able to obtain the latest information.

I do love my vegetables but tend to avoid fruit as it doesn't like my tummy.

With this challenge it will make me focus more on what I'm eating so I do like the challenge.

Thank you

Alicia :)

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to crazyfitness

Thank you Alicia, I bet your sandwich with home baked bread and peppers was very tasty.

Poor you as I’m sure you’d love to indulge in some plant based meals. I feel for you with IBS as I really struggled before being diagnosed with coeliac, it all becomes counter productive like a catch 22 situation.

If you are better with low fructose fruit like strawberries I’d have thought a few strawberries with almond cream would be lush and hopefully tolerable for you.

Good luck Alicia as you deserve it πŸ™

Jerry 😊

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessTidyClub
in reply to Jerry

Thank you Jerry and it was lovely thank you, spelt flour has quite a different taste but a good one.

I love most fruit and vegetables and I used to have a post of some raw vegetables and fruit every day at work but can not longer eat that. I kind of know what I can and cannot eat but have a Dietician's appointment on Tuesday to go on the Low Fodmap diet and then I should be able to find out what I can and cannot eat by keeping a rigorous food diary.

Think I'll try some strawberries when they are in season and I know I'll be okay with Almond Cream as I have the milk and I'm fine with that.

Thank you Jerry for your sentiments.

Alicia :)

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to crazyfitness

Good luck on Tues Alicia as I think that keeping a food diary and seeing a dietician is an excellent plan so literally please keep β€˜us’ posted...😊

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessTidyClub
in reply to Jerry

Hiya Jerry

Thank you so much for your encouragement, I really appreciate it.

Of course I'll keep you all posted on how it goes.

Have a good evening.

AliciaπŸ˜€

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
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Hey good for you fluffycat01 as you are well on your way to your daily 5. Apple sauce and poached eggs is an interesting combo. 😊

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SMITHYC
SMITHYCHealth Champion

Going to give this a go. I make my own tomato sauces with lots of veg in them.

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to SMITHYC

Great SMITHYC your tomato sauces sound delicious...mmm 😊

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SMITHYC
SMITHYCHealth Champion

Will put recipe on tomorrow

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to SMITHYC

Great I look forward to seeing it. 😊

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Whiter

Challenge accepted! I've had swede/carrot mash & mixed greens with lunch lettuce, tomato & cucumber sandwich for tea, today.

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Whiter

Hey Whiter thats really good so well done you. 😊

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Whiter
Whiter
in reply to Jerry

Just had papaya & banana with Greek yoghurt too

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Tudee

It’s looks delicious, my sort of preferred meal, but Doctors tell us that we need to eat offal to have a rounded diet, thoughts please

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Tudee

Hello Tudee and thank you, offal can be a rich source of vitamins and minerals, offal is also high in cholesterol and saturated fat so I expect Dr’s would recommend moderate consumption.

Now what is important with offal is how the animal has been raised as a healthy organically fed pasture raised animal will have much healthier offal than those that are bred in a factory farm as these animals could well have unhealthy levels of fat in their offal.

My personal opinion is that we have access to so much healthy food that we don’t need offal and definitely not offal from stressed factory farmed animals.

These are my thoughts.

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Tudee

I agree, but was puzzled by the opinions of those pushing the virtues of foods once eaten because they were the cheapest cuts especially after the war.

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Tudee

Now post WW2 resources were low and we didn't have factory farms or battery chickens so their organs were much healthier whereas stress and factory conditions are bad for the animals vital organs. This is my take on this. 😊

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Penel
PenelModerator
in reply to Tudee

Offal is nutrient dense and definitely worth eating, but people are unused to handling and preparing these foods nowadays.

healthline.com/nutrition/or...

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Tudee

True Penel,

I remember eating roast heart, also liver and kidneys as a child, post war, then it became infra dig to eat those body parts.

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sunny369

excellent challenge Jerry, I will join in, I need a bit of a push, have been rather lazy due to working hours/stress over Christmas period. I have only had an orange and a banana today so not so good :(

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to sunny369

Hey that’s not a lot to eat in a day sunny369 you want to look after yourself so good luck with the challenge.

Jerry 😊

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sunny369
sunny369
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oh, I'e eaten other stuff, porridge, an omelette etc just sadly lacking in the vegetable department.

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to sunny369

OK well good luck with the challenge sunny369 😊

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Jerry
JerryAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

Good morning fluffycat01 your moong dal sounds lovely we call them green lentils in the UK and moong dal sounds like a spicy lentil soup.

I love green and black beluga lentils as they have a great texture and taste. 😊

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