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5 a day

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by thezappa, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. thezappa


    Joined: Jul 1, 2012

    Posts: 613

    I reckon I comfortably average 4 to 4-and-a-bit. The odd day I’ll get 1 or 2, others I’ll get 8 or 9 but in the main I’m pretty good, I’m conscious of what I eat and quite disciplined.

    So how often do you get yours?
  2. byeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

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    Location: Sheffield/Nottingham

    Not very often at all.
  3. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Does whole wheat cereal count as 1? It’s all about Fibre isn’t it?

    And does it count as 2 if I have an entire head of broccoli?

    I do that too a lot as I don’t have potatoes with the chicken/steak, then often a piece of fruit or 2, in between.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2019
  4. Milkybk


    Joined: Mar 16, 2010

    Posts: 6,722

    Location: Sheffield

    6-8 per day easily.
  5. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,762

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    A pointless made-up target that has been marketed at much lower than ideal just so that the masses would even give it a try. :p

    If it was 10-a-day, everyone would just give up.
  6. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

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    Location: Manchester

    I easily double or triple that.
  7. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,355

    looks like an entire 400g asda brocoli head would be 5 portions

    .... but agree there is a flaw in the whole strategy .. beyond the easy stuff, and - who eat 5(15?) bananas/oranges/apples a day, they never said how much you need.
  8. D.P.


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,965

    8-12 a day most days.
  9. Jasoncmor


    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 356

    Do we really need 3 meals a day, and eat 5 a day?
    There are days where I've been doing a lot of physical activity, working on my car, building something in the garden, I get up in the morning , make sure I stay hydrated and won't eat until lunch and I feel better than fine.
    Yet if I have breakfast, I feel bloated and almost sick?
  10. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 7,355

    I guess Krooton has a point
    the whole of the 5 a day strategy ... is there actually any measure of success, or is it just on open loop ?
    obesities not declining is it, government hasn't done anything to reduce tax on the unprocessed 5 a day products ... just the sugar tax, as a nudge.
    [they even said today 6%! of the population are no vaping .. another public health success]

    I'm now intrigued whether other folks had actually looked up the 5 a day portion size, I had not before today,
    perhaps younger children are being taught at school though.
  11. Jasoncmor


    Joined: Feb 13, 2010

    Posts: 356

    Has anyone heard of the poo conspiracy? They basically use human faeces and turn it into natural gas and then sell it back to us, maybe they tell us to keep eating to keep us excreting.

    I watched a video on it not too long ago, but right now I can't find a single thing about it.
  12. billysielu


    Joined: Aug 9, 2009

    Posts: 11,142

    Location: Oxfordshire

    1 per day probably
  13. esoteric

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 5, 2004

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    If I ate 5 a day I'm eating more than I do on an average day.
  14. Mr.Q


    Joined: Sep 18, 2016

    Posts: 101

    I think they are considering changing it to 7 a day.
    I only eat around 1 a day though.
  15. wolfie138


    Joined: Jun 8, 2013

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    is telling people to eat 5 bits of fruit a day, which is loaded w/ sugars, not contributing to obesity?
  16. tom_e

    Man of Honour

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    Location: West mids

    IIRC they advise only 1 portion from fruit the rest from veg.
  17. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    This year I'm finding it easier to eat more fruit/veg as have been growing my own - so regularly snacking on tomatoes or cucumber sticks. Still don't think I manage 5 a day though, probably only 3 most days.

    That escalated quickly
  18. mjt


    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,582

    Very, very rarely. Although I had a pizza with pineapple and olives on the other day, so that's 3!
  19. Raymond Lin

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    Today, almost none...unless you count the pickled ginger with some sushi.
  20. explicit4u


    Joined: Nov 29, 2008

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    Location: London

    Easily, I get at least 5-7 in before lunch nowadays