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I am SO tired of salads!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Man-o-man!
All the scrubbing and peeling and chopping. Oh my!

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And then there's containers of all this stuff. You can't mix the salad the night before, or the wet parts make the lettuce and dry parts soggy. So now I have 3 containers just for salad. Then there's the fruit and rabbit food! It takes up so much room in the fridge, I can't get to my beer! (Kidding.)

But seriously, I spend far too much time prepping. And I get up at 4:30. I am NOT getting up at 4 am to make a salad.
Look, I gotta draw the line somewhere, right?

Someone suggested a green smoothie. So I guess if I put my salad through the blender, I won't know it's still salad?

But it's got lots of fruit, and people are raving about them, so I might actually try it. Once I have a couple beers.

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3016DEBRA 4/24/2013 2:49PM

  Look at all the calories you're using just prepping, LOL! emoticon

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RASPBERRY56 4/24/2013 11:49AM

    For a very, *very* long time I would avoid salads like the proverbial plague - "no way I'm eatin' rabbit food", I'd say.........then I discovered (through trial and error) a favorite type of salad which really impressed me, so much so that on occasion I will even attempt to make at home (and I'm no chef)! I may have to try one again as it's been a while!

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AMBERZADE67 4/24/2013 10:56AM

    LOL I know what you mean. Lean cuisine has frozen salads now. I use those sometimes when I don't feel like chopping.

Also, you could try steam vegetables or working vegetables into your diet in other ways.

Wishing you all the best!

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CHRISTINASP 4/24/2013 9:27AM

    A few tips:
- At the supermarket I buy washed and cut endives and lettuce (different kinds). I also buy washed spinach.

- I use the spinach in my green smoothies so I don't need to cut it.

- In the morning I make a salad by throwing into a bowl:
- frozen (or thawed) blueberries
- apple in pieces
- beans (that I cooked in the weekend but feel free to use canned beans, you really need a while to get used to all the cooking and prepping and cutting and so forth).
- Maybe a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or sunflowerseeds
- cucumber in pieces
- the lettuce or endives
- a seasoning with dried herbs and vegetables, something like Dr. F's vegizest I imagine.
- I add a dressing that is not ETL-proof but that I love and that I don't believe is so bad: half yoghurt, half mayonnaise, with some lemon juice and dried herbs (any kind you like, could be mint leaves, could be thyme, could be parsley, could be curry powder). Make a larger amount of this and keep it in the fridge in a plastic container for four days so you can just grab it.

You can add things like mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, whatever you have in the house. If you want a more salty taste leave out the blueberries.
Trust me this salad is so nice you won't mind eating it daily. The fruit gives it a sweet taste that is maybe something to get used to but that really makes the salad interesting.
On occasion I will add a little bit of goat or regular cheese. As a 'condiment', for the taste.

TRY TRY TRY a green smoothie. I am begging you! :P
Put one big glass of water into your blender. Add two handfuls of spinach or endives or kale or parsley. Add one pear and one apple cut in pieces. Blend. Drink. There - you are feeling MUCH better now!
(Use any kind of fruit but no citrus fruits).

Hang in there.
I also suggested in a comment on your other entry, to have beans with your lunch and / or supper. ETL says one cup per day or more. Have nuts: a handfull per day is allowed. (I often have a bit more than those 30 grams).
Have a cup of potatoes (mashed if you must), or a cup of rice or buckwheat or quinoa and have a nice stew of cooked vegetables, OR heat up frozen veggies with it. And some tofu. These things help you feel more full and to enjoy the different tastes of your food.
You will feel better. I know that some can eat nothing but veggies all the time. I'm not one of them. But if you do the things I mentioned you can still eat VERY healthily, lose weight, and feel very fit!

And if you really can't stand to eat another salad, then don't. Have cooked vegetables, vegetable soup, stew, whatever you like. Defrost a package of frozen veggie, maybe even have them 'a la creme' (creamed) now and then. You will be fine, you don't have to do it to a T. Finding your way with it is what matters. Better to adjust the program a little than to give up and go back to eating processed foods and junk... and never realizing just how great your body will feel after a week(or a few weeks, or longer) of this style of eating.
Most important is getting a lot of vegetables into your body. Give yourself time to get used to all the new things.

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CAPECODBABE 4/24/2013 8:31AM

    your body is still in shock

it takes time...

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DARLY55 4/24/2013 8:28AM

    I understand your plight! emoticon emoticon

I'll bet you are great with the knife by now!

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/24/2013 7:11AM

    Oh, I am!!!
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GARDENCHRIS 4/24/2013 7:07AM

    you could also eat veggies, just saying. lol

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