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5/23/13 11:37 P

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Hi Everyone!
Thank you for the encouragement and pointers! Have a great weekend! emoticon

THE WILL OF GOD WILL NEVER TAKE YOU WHERE THE GRACE OF GOD WILL NOT PROTECT YOU!!

THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE GOD WANTS ME TO BE AT THIS VERY MOMENT
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU WITH ALL THOSE ANNOYING LITTLE THINGS AND MAY YOU REMEMBER THEIR POSSIBLE PURPOSE


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5/23/13 1:43 P

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emoticon to the team! Having been raised in the generation that canned veggies were IT, I didn't like any but green beans. As I got older I preferred raw versus cooked (ie carrots, peas, etc) and then I eventually started expanding my tastes. Roasting always brings the sweetness out in a veggie. I learned to start experimenting with various veggies - would buy a new one at the produce market and then start experimenting. Never too old or too late!

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5/22/13 5:41 P

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Welcome Ritzy. They know a lot about carbs here on this forum. I am Diabetic and have learned a thing or two on smart carbing. Good luck!

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Welcome to the team and to a new healthier way of life. In my opinion, vegetable eaters are created. Babies don't have to be taught to like sugar but they can be taught to enjoy the natural sweetness of many veggies. I created my veggie eater (28 year old son) when he was a baby by introducing him to all of the veggies and fruits that our pediatrician recommended. The only things he didn't like were beets and spinach. As a child he went through a picky phase where he didn't think he like things like cooked cabbage, sauerkraut, turnips, beets, etc. but at some point he watched his dad and me eat them and started to become curious. I noticed that he watched me cook things he thought he didn't like. At one point he asked me about turnips and using a little reverse psychology I told him that they were mainly for mature adults, like some video games, and he probably wouldn't like them.Forbidden fruit. LOL. He told me he would like to try them and he did and liked them. When his dad got home he told his dad that he would have to share the turnips from now on as he was having his share too. He actually is less picky than I am.I am still trying new veggies and have liked all of them but one. So you are never too old to learn to like veggies. A lot of it is how they are fixed so start hitting your friends and family up for their killer veggies recipes. Personally, I like them roasted with a little olive oil, butter, and herbs.

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5/22/13 2:37 P

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Hi Fellow Sparkers!
I am prediabetic. My doctor told me to start watching my carbs. My test showed I am very very close to being diabetic. I have the biggest sweet tooth around. So this will be difficult for me! I am not much of a vegetable eater, I know I am going to have to change that. Ugh. emoticon

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THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE GOD WANTS ME TO BE AT THIS VERY MOMENT
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU WITH ALL THOSE ANNOYING LITTLE THINGS AND MAY YOU REMEMBER THEIR POSSIBLE PURPOSE


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