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RUSSELL_40
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4/30/12 4:41 P

Saying you are ready to lose weight, but don't want to eat healthy food is kind of like saying you want to be the NASCAR champion, but don't want to break the local speed limit.

I wouldn't say you have to eat all of these food, I hate yogurt, but I have forced myself to find 5-10 different kinds of vegetables I like, and eat a LOT of them. You are going to have to eat certain foods less, and move other foods to the forefront. I can't think of a healthy diet that excludes vegetables. I eat low carb, but make sure I get 6-8 servings a day. Before , my only vegetable I ate was corn. With hundreds of different vegetables, and multiple ways to cook them, you should be able to find a few choices to have.

Otherwise you just may not be ready to do this. Just because you are overweight does not mean you are ready to lose weight. I was at 340 for years.

Hope you figure things out, and get started. Start small and things change as you move forward. Next thing you know, you'll be eating skinless, meat, having a side of steamed vegetables, getting rid of pop etc. In a year you realize those small changes add up. Make one change for the better today, and make another in 2 weeks.. then keep going.

The #1 thing to do is never refuse to try it. Give food a chance. Maybe you'll love the 346th vegetable you try..lol



SMERRIMAN7
Posts: 296
4/30/12 2:40 P

I was (am?) a picky eater. As I've gotten older, I have to let the adult in me take over. Sometimes I eat things (veggies, etc.) because I know I should. Taking this attitude, I confess, has made me less of a picky eater. I'm liking more things because I'm finding out it maybe was not the taste at all? But something in my head. I even tried asparagus for the first time this past Saturday.

Is it the texture, taste, or perhaps the assortment of foods being mixed together that gives you trouble?

Edited by: SMERRIMAN7 at: 4/30/2012 (14:42)


DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
4/30/12 1:58 P

I would start to make your palate more adult like. You need your greens. You will just have to find ways to make the stuff more palatable for you. Start with a large green smoothie. YOu can toss fruits and veggies in there and the fruits can cover the taste of the greens. I don't like yogurt either and it hasn't bothered me at all since I don't do dairy.

Saying that you don't like veggies is way to wide a spectrum and there is nothing this site can do if you won't even try. THis site is all about healthy eating and veggies are part of that.



DRAGONCHILDE
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4/30/12 1:54 P

Open your mind, and realize that saying things like "I don't like vegetables" is simply limiting yourself unnecessarily.

It's not that you don't like vegetables, you simply don't like the way the ones you've been provided with until now taste. There are simply too many vegetables with too large a variety of flavor to ever say you don't like them all!

You don't have to eat nothing but vegetables and yogurt to be healthy (yeesh. I almost never eat yogurt. Don't care for the texture.)

What you need to do is try new things, and experiment with things you haven't liked in the past. I never liked eggs until I met my husband, now I regularly eat them. It's all about learning a new way of eating things.

Spices make all the difference.

So, what do you want to do? Define yourself forever after as a "picky eater" or start trying new things and define yourself as an "adventurous eater."

Pickiness is in your head. Get out of that attitude, and you'll discover there's a much wider world out there than boiled squash and bland green beans.



JAEAVES245
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4/30/12 1:50 P

I am a very picky eater. This is why I have had trouble before with diets. I don't like vegetables or yogurt or things like that. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?



 
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