Jennifer Taylor, Day 3

Day 3 was a tough one. Seriously losing my ability to concentrate, very low energy and a horrendous migraine that ran all day. What I also didn’t anticipate was my lack of appetite. I was hungry but had no desire to eat the food available to me. This meant a day with not enough calories and very few nutrients. Breakfast: oatmeal, lunch: can of soup and half a banana, dinner: half an apple and a carrot.

Monika Smith and her Mom, Day 3

I was very hungry upon waking, so I made pancakes from an eggless pancake recipe and had a glass of milk, for lunch I will be eating soup, and for dinner I am making chilli, with half a banana as a snack, that is an estimated caloric intake of 1,220, and an estimated loss of 515 calories due to work, leaving a grand total of 705 calories, which is very low. Monika’s Mom Ate pancakes with a glass of milk, will be having soup for lunch, and will be having chilli for… Read More

Lou Black, Day 3

Day 3 food for Lou Black in the 2015 Welfare Food Challenge

My strategy for this is working way better than last year’s. I found ways to make the food taste ok but I’m not sure I have enough to take me through 4 more days. I am about 100 times more mindful of not wasting anything, and am finishing everything on my plate. I started to plan a party for Sun that would have been pretty food focused and realized I couldn’t … Food probably factors into 50% or more of my socializing. So that can’t mean good things if you consistently have… Read More

Peter Reale, Day 3

This really creates awareness of the challenges people face every single day. For breakfast a cup of coffee/one piece of toast and lunch piece of bread and hard-boiled egg. Missing my fruits and vegetables but knowing there is little I can do right now to change this today…very eye opening!

Lily Wong, Day 3

November 5, 2015 • Breakfast: A piece of toast and a banana Lunch: Noodles stir-fry, an apple, guacamole, nachos and a boiled egg Dinner: Noodles stir-fry I no longer eat for enjoyment; I eat for sustenance. One of my classes instructed us to form groups to make guacamole and nachos and it was honestly the best meal that I have had in days because I have been eating apples and bland noodles every day. I also really miss eating flavourful food with lots of sauce. The guacamole and nachos didn’t keep me… Read More

Sarah Khan, Day 3

Groceries bought by Sarah Khan for the 2015 Welfare Food Challenge

I purchased this food for the Welfare Food Challenge for $18.60. It’s day 3 of the challenge and I’ve eaten about half of the food. The food I purchased is pretty healthy, but I am going to be really tired of it after this week. Also I can’t afford to buy any green vegetables. I have $2.60 left but I am allocating that money for tea bags and milk as I have been using the tea bags and milk at work as I need a bit of caffeine to get through the… Read More