By Shahaf Gani, MUN Team
Today was the 4th day of Living Below the LIne, only one day left! Today was very fun, very nice, and I was not that hungry, which is surprising and exciting.
My breakfast was a very simple oatmeal that I made with water. I added some sugar just to add some more flavor and make it taste better.
Oatmeal was a good choice, it made me full and it was also very tasty. It was also very easy to make, as it only takes about 5 minutes. What I did was pour 100 ml of oatmeal and 200 ml of boiled water into a pot, and then I mix it all up and let it heat up inside the pot for 5 minutes. While it was cooking, I also made my sandwiches, which were a backup just in case I would have gotten really hungry during the day. The sandwiches included just simple butter and bread. I did this throughout the first half of the week but never actually got to eat them, so they were just with me in case of an “emergency.”
For lunch, I ate very simple and plain rice and a few carrots.Rice is fine to eat, but it is very boring, and if you eat it every day for 5 days it becomes extremely redundant, and it feels tasteless. The only bonus about rice is that it’s very fulfilling, and it leaves you satisfied for a very long time.
For dinner, I ate oatmeal again, because I got too tired of eating rice all the time. I added some Kinder Chocolate inside, to add some more flavor. The dinner was nice, very filling.
(I forgot to take a picture, so here is the “after”)
I think the one problem I had today was trying to resist all the goods that were offered to us at MUNOT. There were a lot of treats and snacks offered, such as cookies, chips, and more. They were all the most basic options but as a participant of Live Below the Line, it all seemed extremely appealing.
But, I have to remember my goal, and why I wanted to take part in this challenge. I wanted to take a part in this because I wanted to relate as much as I can to the people who don’t have the same privileges I do. People who really do have to eat the same thing every day without having any options, people are not even offered what I am offered for free. I feel like sometimes people are ungrateful for what they have and especially take food for granted. I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to participate and I feel like I am now able to better understand the hardships through which people who really live below the poverty line have to go on a daily basis.