In a effort to watch what exactly I put in my body I decided to keep a food diary for two days. Here are my results: Day 1: Breakfast- Banana, hard boiled egg, and cheese stick Lunch- Cup of minestrone soup, croissant, and grapes Snack- Nature valley granola bar Dinner- Spinach pie, rice pilaf, and chocolate covered strawberries Snack- M&M
Day 2: Breakfast- Smoothie with bananas, mango, strawberries, and peanut butter Lunch- Vegetable soup and mediterranean wrap Dinner- Pasta, salad, and garlic bread Snack-Apple
After keeping track of my eating the past two days I realized just how much processed food I am exposed to. It truly is all around us and can be hard to avoid. On the first day while eating a cheese stick which tasted perfectly fine I started to think about Pandora's Lunchbox and Warner's discussion of processed cheese. I began wondering just how many food additives I was eating and the process that went into making this 'simple' snack. During dinner one of my friends was picking at her food in disgust wondering what exactly she was eating. She explained to me that she had never had rice pilaf before or spinach pie. This reminded me of Rachel Herz article, "That's Disgusting". This specific example showed how different cuisines can be scary and sometimes even gross to others. On the second day of my food tracking I tried to be a little more observant about what I was eating. I made a couple changes, trying to eat more fresh fruits and staying away from certain processed foods like granola bars and cheese sticks. However, this was a little difficult as I am currently living in my sorority house and we have a set menu for the week. Overall, I found this assignment interesting and rather enjoyable!