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I am a non veggie fan vegetarian. My advice is to cook foods yourself, from scratch. You would be amazed at how many calories you can save by eat non-processed foods. I love fries, so i make my own without as much fat. I slice them thin, toss them a small amout of oil and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, boom you have saved 500 calories. I hated eggplant, but then i made it fresh myself, and now i like it ok.
i would avoid juice and smoothies. I find fresh fruit cut up tastes better.
Find whole frains you like, for example, i love rye bread.
One last thought, tastes change with age and it gets easier to eat new healthy foods as you age.
Welcome Vampyra! Hmm...I love veggies, but I do burn out and get really sick of certain ones. I would suggest trying to get to a farmer's market once it gets warmer and buy one or two things. Then take them home, and look on here or somewhere like allrecipes.com to find cool ways to make them. I like V8 too, actually (I feel like I'm drinking Bloody Marys at work!). And don't forget fruit, which you need as well - just watch it b/c they are tasty but usually a bit higher in calories/sugars than a lot of veggies.
I also agree on the soup thing, too. And, for me, nothing is much yummier than a roast thrown in and slow cooked with veggies in a crock pot. You may be able to find lower-cal versions of this.
Welcome, and good luck! I suggest going to the March Mini-Goals and setting a small objective of what you'd like to accomplish by the end of the month, how you will do that, and what you will reward yourself with when you reach it. I find it to be really helpful!
LOL about the panting on the phone sex line!! LOL!! That is so funny!
How to start eating healthy when you don't like vegetables...hmmm. I'm in agreement, start small, add one thing at a time...and don't add something you are sure you'll hate. If the thought of spinach makes you vomit, don't force yourself to eat it! LOL! There is a really nice veggie drink that Bolthouse Farms makes, not at all like V-8, more like a yummy fruit smoothie, but it is full of veggies--really good for you!
Do you cook for yourself, or do you eat out a lot? Making soup is dead easy, and you can hide all kinds of veggies in a soup if you whiz it up in the food processor.
Remember, you are the person that will benefit from these changes. Your mom isn't standing over your shoulder making you do this (screw off, Mom!), you are doing this for YOU, and you will feel so much better as you give your body healthy fuel.
And fruit is healthy food, too. Eat extra fruit if you can't add many veggies. You've gotta start somewhere!
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Start with what you like as far as "healthy" food goes, and try a new food each week. Look thru the new Sparkrecipe site, or thru the articles on nutrition here.
As far as exercising while you work---it wouldn't hurt to be panting a bit or breathless while you're on the phone---you could walk or jog in place?? :-P
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Happy to find a group. Well i live in ohio im 21 i live with my boyfriend in an apartment and im a phone sex operator. I love my Job but i get sick of sitting on my ass all the time. Iv gained about 20lbs since last june which is when i got my job. Iv got about 68lbs to lose total but right now my goal is to be 200lbs by agu 1st which is when warped tour comes to ohio this year.
I have a question for you all, i hate vegtables and i just dont know how to get used to eatting healty food.
How would you sugest i go about this?
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