First, I over-budgeted for the fillers - rice, beans and lentils. So I was more full than last year, but traded off the little variety I had - broccoli and a kiwi a day - for carrots, which were cheap and I figured wouldn't spoil, like my broccoli did.
So interesting to me that I did this without thinking, because when I'm working in Kenya I preach the gospel of more variety and less ugali (boiled corn meal). In my defense my beans and lentils balanced with rice give me a complete protein, and corn has scant protein or nutrients, but that urge to go to bed full overcame even my knowledge of nutrients.
Second, I continued to take my vitamins and supplements (and thyroid meds), which probably took care of any nutritional deficiencies, which obviously poor people can't do.
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