So, three days in, with just muesli to eat, how do I feel? Nuts.
It's a strange conundrum, just eating three ingredients for three days. The organic box arrives, you think of what to cook, but then remember you can't eat any of it. It's lunchtime, you really fancy an egg, or some cheese. Protein and fat. Instead you pull out the Alpen. When every meal is the same you realise so much of hunger is your body/brain thinking about what you fancy, which is probably what you nutritionally need.
My three day muesli marathon wasn't an exercise in masochism. Save The Children asked if I could do it to highlight malnutrition, the cause of a third of child deaths worldwide. They want this petition to be signed by as many people as possible before 11am Wednesday to get David Cameron to put malnutrition on the G8 leaders' agenda. So please do sign, it takes seconds.
Usually meals are the highlight and focus of my day and I could bang on about all the hardships of eating just three ingredients for three days, but I'm not going to be malnourished by it. My children aren't going to be malnourished. When you read that Maritu, a 9-year-old Ethiopian girl gets "a small piece of injera (flatbread served with a basic sauce) for breakfast – and I had the same for lunch. We don’t eat anything else – I might get egg or meat once a year for special occasions." It makes my quandary about how wrong it is to drink red wine with my muesli on Saturday night pale in comparison. An egg? Once a year? My disappointment at not being able to have the bacon butties which my family were tucking into doesn't really cut it.
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