If you'd like to encourage yourself to eat more fruits and vegetables (not including corn beans, potatoes, and bananas), I'd suggest using a modified Weight Watchers approach. In WW, most fruit and veggies do not count. I'd suggest that you rate then at half calories.
This approach certainly worked for me. Also, despite, my "bad-mouthing" of corn and potatoes, I find that either plainly cooked is much preferable to bread and other grains.
Anyway, that's what's worked for me.
Initially (at 306 pounds), I ate two large microwaved potatoes a day. Now, I rarely eat potatoes, and instead, eat a lot of squash, especially winter squash, like buttercup, butternut, acorn and turban.
| current weight: 184.4