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Too many vegetables

Monday, November 09, 2015

I am on a 10 week program that has some pretty specific "rules" about the food you consume. You have to have X grams of protein (etc.), with every meal, eat 6 times per day, and every meal has to include a vegetable.

I have been a vegan (1 month), a vegetarian (6 months), and a pescatarian (5+1/2 years). You would think these little rules would be easy as pie (oh dear, I said *pie*) for someone who has eaten a diet with "rules" for so long. Well, they aren't. I am having so much trouble getting in a vegetable at each of the 6 meals. When I have an apple and peanut butter, I don't want a vegetable. When I am having a cheese and crackers snack, I don't want a veggie. Most of the time, unless it's asparagus with my eggs, I don't want a vegetable at breakfast.

I am becoming kind of anti-vegetable. I swear if I have to eat another spear of broccoli, I'm gonna hurl.

I find I can sneak them into things like smoothies with no problem, but if I can identify them, like with hummus or just on their own, BLECH. I'm done with them. I want a fat piece of Italian bread with a smear of butter. And lots of grapes. Ooooooh how I want to eat a whole bowl of grapes. My mouth is watery...

Instead, I will go pack my six mini meals for tomorrow, and try to figure out how I am going to gag down six more servings of veggies throughout the day.

I *never* thought I would be sick of veggies!
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  • JENNY160
    Those are sine wonderful suggestions. Unfortunately, 4 of the six meals I eat either in my office or in my car at one of my schools. So cooked vegetables are out for those meals because I'm not a fan of cold cooked vegetables. I'm actually kind of sick of cooked veggies anyway. I think the only way I'm going to be able to enjoy them again for awhile is in soup and in sandwiches. Hidden, I guess.
    1780 days ago
    Hmm, maybe try different spices on them? Prep them different ways? Steam, saute', raw, julienne and eaten like slaw? It's funny, I'm also vegetarian but there are days I'm like, um, what? Did I even get 1 regular veggie? By regular I mean not part of a veggie patty or some other blendy thing. My go-to's (in case you need ideas) are: bfast--scrambled egg or mini omelet (1 egg) but w/sauteed onion, mushroom, red bell pepper. Lunch - steamed frozen veggie blend (microwave steamer takes 2.5 minutes). Dinner, that's a bit more varied, but usually it's sauteed. I often use a pastry brush to spread a teaspoon or less of olive oil or butter to saute' in, and then when things are browned I splash about a teaspoon of wine in (white if I want it sweet, red if more savory) and I often sprinkle with whatever herb I'm in the mood for while it's sauteeing. It makes for a bit of variety in what can otherwise be the same tastes day in day out. Oh, and don't forget stir fry - a bit of sesame oil, garlic & ginger, and swing those veggies around! I hope your diet allows for some variety in prep. I don't do well on diets, but I wish you the absolute best!!
    1780 days ago
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