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Still plodding along

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Barely.

I think it's Day 13 on the Eat to Live program. It's still a struggle. I don't mean that I'm craving breads and sweets. I'm just not loving the veggies I'm eating.

Last night I opened the refrigerator door, and the inside was packed with healthy fruits and veggies. I was physically hungry, and trying to listen to what my body wanted. Salad? God, no. Fruit? Oh please; already had plenty. Checked the freezer for veggies. *sigh* And I was cold again.

So I started a big pot of escarole. It smelled vile. Everything did. I grabbed a little brown rice. Yuck. But I ate it. And the escarole once it cooled off a bit.

It was just so unsatisfactory. I reminded myself of the scale, and of liking the progress.

But if I don't find some more enjoyable options, there might be a coup.

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DRAGON-CHICK 5/2/2013 1:45PM

    I just found a cauliflower pizza crust recipe.
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CHRISTINASP 5/2/2013 1:43PM

    It takes a few weeks, they say, to wean yourself off of the 'toxic foods' as Fuhrman calls them. Your taste needs to adjust. As you know from my posts on the ETL forum, I do not consider myself able to eat nothing but veggies, fruit, nuts and beans. So I do have bread and dairy and oils in limited amounts. But the theory says that if you keep on, your body and taste will change and you will love all those vegetables.
Of course it's also good to try out different types of recipes and create a list of your own favorite dishes.

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CAMEY13 5/2/2013 9:37AM

    Make a salad of chick peas, kidney beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cukes, radish, onions, celery, and add some chicken breast. You will be so full you will not want anything else. Then for supper have your fruit and maybe some oatmeal. Why do you have to only have veggies and fruit?
I could not live on that diet. I eat chicken and fish, about a deck of cards.
I have veggies and fruit and I am losing and not hungry. I make jello and have carrot sticks too. Another thing, keep busy, go for a walk, get out of the house, that way you will not be tempted. Chew some gum. Losing is harder when you only eat veggies and fruit, you need some fish or chicken, or tuna, salmon. How about making salmon cakes. Use egg beaters, onions, peppers, and a little bit of bread crumbs to hold it together. Make a veggie platter. Make roasted veggies or even bake some potatoes at 450 till they are chrispy, like chips. Look on the internet for ideas.

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GARDENCHRIS 5/2/2013 7:00AM

    keep trying different things... maybe add some grilled chicken to that salad or tuna. roast some of those veggies together go look for some new recipes... search on Spark or look through their cook book if you have it. emoticon

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ROBBIEB7 5/2/2013 5:52AM

    There must be some way to do these vegetable that tastes good to you. I can't imagine just cooking a pot of escarole. I lik emoticon e the bitterness of it raw with a vinegar dressing, or just a bit of it in soup, like Italian wedding soup. How about vegetable soup, all vegetables? I prefer it tomato based, though I guess there are other ways. Food is such wonderful stuff! Which, I guess, is part of the problem.

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CAPECODBABE 5/2/2013 5:52AM

    Keep trying, you'll find things you like, maybe even enjoy.

You are doing great!!!

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WEARINGTHIN 5/2/2013 5:46AM

    Food doesn't have to be unpleasant to be healthy. Keep swimmin'. Glenn

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