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Identifying the Problem

Sunday, May 15, 2011

So I've been working hard to make healthy decisions and I'm not seeing the change I think I should. Well I think I have identified a few of the issues.



I LOVE beer. Especially my Summerfest. But I don't record these into my nutrition. And seeing as I drink at least two a day, and they are 158 calories each, that's 300 calories right there! Almost a whole meal in my book! Plus, I said at least. There are times where I have four a night! 600 calories! Since I'm not willing to give up my drinking habits, I need to take them into account when I'm tracking my calories instead of ignoring them like I used to.



Vegetables.
I don't like them. I've made advances though, I do eat them. But I sure as hell don't like them. Especially by themselves. I'll eat broccoli, if it's mixed in pasta with some sort of cream sauce or cheese. All the veggies I eat have to be with something else, usually unhealthy or prepared unhealthily. I ate a baby carrot the other day and thought it was nasty. But in a chicken pot pie it was good. It took me five minutes to eat a strawberry. I know, I'm odd. I eat like a kid!

I crave bread, meat, eggs, and cheese all day long! But if I eat them and try to stay in my calorie range I feel starved all day! One of my friends who eats really healthy says that after a while you start to crave the healthy stuff, but I don't know. 24 years of meat and cheese is hard to turn around in a few months.

Does anyone have any suggestions to turn this picky eater to a veggie eater?
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CALGAL16 5/15/2011 4:09PM

    I think you need to find recipes and try cooking veggies yourself! You will be surprised to find that you can cook them in a healthy way and make them taste good. I think I've always loved vegetables, but one of my favorite dishes right now is green beans cooked in a little bit of butter (1Tb), with garlic, and then sprinkled almonds on top near the end, and salt and pepper to taste. Maybe that's too plain for you, but my family said it was good at Thanksgiving last year! Also, I love Gaspacho, a Spanish cold vegetable soup. But maybe you won't like it since it's pure veggies. Good luck!

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