When I was a kid, I swear I could eat anything, anytime, and never suffer any repercussions. Now I'm an adult and if I go 2-3 days without eating enough fruits and vegetables and/or too much sugar I notice. I start to feel sluggish and gross. My body starts craving fresh fruits and vegetables. I don't know if I just didn't notice this happening as a kid or if it's more pronounced now. Probably a little of both, I'm guessing.
I have especially noticed this while traveling. It seems like whenever we go out of town I don't eat enough fruits and vegetables and after a few days I need them. This usually means that, if we're driving, I make Jeremy find a Panera or McAllister's on the way home so I can eat a salad. On occasion, Jeremy has even said he wants some vegetables. That's when I know it's really bad.
The past few weeks, mostly around Christmas, I have not been feeling great and I know it's related to my diet, which had consisted of way too much sugar. This week I finally decided to do something about it and bought a bunch of fruits and vegetables while grocery shopping, including a bag of kale. I've mainly been eating it in the morning with eggs and toast, but have also made a quesadilla with it.
I also made lentil sprouts this week, in an effort to eat better. I've been eating them with hummus on bread. And because I have no other hobbies, here are some pictures of my sprouts sprouting:
I'm always so amazed when they get their first little sprout buds.