Vegetable Haters: How to Start Eating Vegetables

“Hey Steve, I want to start eating healthy, but I don’t like vegetables.  Can you help me eat healthier without having to eat vegetables?  Actually, I love corn, so can you tell me how to make more foods with corn?”

“Hey man, hate to break it to you…but corn is actually a grain.”

“Well shit.”

I’ve had some variation of this conversation with more people than I can count.  Many people like the IDEA of eating healthy, but eating vegetables feels like Superman eating a bowl full of Kryptonite (hey, they’re both green!).

Whether it’s the taste, texture, or just the mental block, veggies consistently prove to be a challenge for many Rebels.  Considering we recommend filling up at least half of your plate with vegetables, this is a serious problem.

I didn’t start eating vegetables regularly until I was probably 22….and even then it was a challenge. If you are like I was, fear not!

By the end of today, I’m going to have you excited to eat vegetables, and ready to take the NF Veggie Challenge.

If you’re someone who doesn’t eat vegetables because you don’t like them, don’t know how to buy them, or don’t know how to make them, this article is for you.

Why vegetables rule!

Stir Fry Veggies

You’ve probably been told since you were a toddler to “Eat your vegetables! They’re good for you.”

Do you really know WHY they’re good for you?  Let me jump into a few reasons why vegetables kick ass.

1) Vegetables are nutrient dense. It should be no surprise that Popeye turned to a vegetable when he needed a powerup. Think of vegetables as one of our body’s most efficient fuel sources: they are packed full of vital macro and micronutrients. Just take a look at our article on how to eat healthy on a budget – it should be no surprise that vegetables are an important part of efficiently eating healthy! Simply put: vegetables are the backbone of any solid diet.

2) They fill you up, without “filling you up.”  Ever seen what 200 calories worth of broccoli looks like? It’s the size of a grocery bag compared to 200 calories of a doughnut or other treats.  If you are feeling hungry but don’t want to overeat, choose a vegetable. Kind of hard to overeat when you’re eating carrots or celery!

3) Veggies keep your body operating at max efficiency! Vegetables are a great way to keep your…um…indoor plumbing…functioning properly.  Adding a vegetable or two to each meal is a great way to keep things working right! Seriously: if you’re someone who doesn’t eat many veggies, you will notice a considerable difference after adding veggies to your diet regularly.

4) They can be delicious!  Sure, a point of debate…but as a former veggie hater, I am now firmly on Team Vegetable.  A plate full of veggies used to make me want to gag, and now I’m thrilled at the idea of a plate covered in a cornucopia (what a great word, right?) of multicolored plants

“Ok,” you might be thinking, “I know they’re good for me, but I don’t eat them. Help me!”  Okay, okay fine.

Here’s how you can get over your vegetable-aversion and get started.

Find your gateway vegetable

Carrots

When I was 22 I proudly proclaimed that I was a “carnivore” and boycotted veggies.  Essentially, I ate things like chicken, hamburgers, pizza, pasta, french fries, rice, and not much else.

One day, I decided “I’m an adult, I should probably eat like one.”  In my mind, all vegetables were disgusting, but the reality was that I hadn’t really tried many different kinds. Instead I tried a few and just assumed they were all bad.

So, for starters: stop saying you hate all vegetables.  Instead: you simply haven’t found a vegetable that you LIKE yet.

I started trying teeny tiny bits of vegetables.  If I went out to dinner with friends, I would ask to try some veggies off of their plate.  Once I got over the idea, I would order a new vegetable each visit and give it a shot.

I did this for two reasons:

  • I figured any vegetable, even if I didn’t like it, and even if I only ate a small bite, was better than nothing.
  • If I found a vegetable I DID like, I could learn to prepare it the same way and eat more at home.

On top of that, I simply forced myself to go into any new vegetable with an open mind and positive mindset.  It’s amazing what positive or negative expectations can do to convince ourselves.  So, instead of thinking “this is gross,” say “this is what I eat and it’s good.”  Sounds a bit hokey, but it works.

My gateway vegetable: asparagus. I bought some asparagus at the store, put them on a cookie sheet lined with tinfoil, covered them in olive oil, salt, pepper, and stuck them in the oven (at 375 degrees F) for 12 minutes.  BAM!  Crunchy, delicious, and nutritious. Plus, I felt like a 5 star chef!

For my first year as an omnivore, asparagus was the only vegetable I ate.  I didn’t branch out too much beyond this, but at least I had found one that I liked.  Once I had gotten over the mental barrier that “all vegetables are gross,” it was time for me to branch out.

YOUR MISSION: Find your gateway vegetable. (We’ll be giving you some great options later in the article.)

Suck it up, take one bite of many different kinds of veggies, and see which ones you actually enjoy.

Before each bite, clear your mind, Neo.  Stop going into each veggie encounter expecting to hate it!  You never know when things change.

How to BUY Vegetables

Store veggies

First and foremost, buying vegetables can be daunting!

  • How can I tell if a vegetable is fresh or not?
  • How long can I leave the vegetable in my fridge before it goes bad?
  • Which ones do I get?

For starters, here are just some of the vegetables that are Nerd Fitness Approved.  The next time you go to a supermarket, your mission is to pick ONE of these vegetables, and bring it home with you.

  • bok choy
  • broccoli
  • collard greens
  • kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • artichokes
  • asparagus
  • beets
  • brussels sprouts
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • green peppers
  • mushrooms
  • okra
  • onions
  • zucchini
  • acorn squash
  • butternut squash
  • carrots
  • red peppers

Notice: we’re not counting tubers (potatoes and sweet potatoes) or legumes on this list – technically they’re veggies, but for the purposes of this article we’re aiming for low calorie, nutrient dense options to start.

Use this wonderful guide on how to select fresh and tasty veggies at the grocery store.

Once you’ve bought your veggies, use StillTasty.com, to figure out how long you can leave them in my fridge.

If you really want to make it easy, buy a bag of “Steam Fresh” vegetables – most of these only require you throwing the bag into the microwave, opening it, and putting it on your plate.

As a last resort, check out canned vegetables!  They might not be as fresh as regular veggies, and there might be preservatives added to keep them from going bad, but I’d prefer you eating canned vegetables to no vegetables at all!

Hide vegetables in other foods

Noel: Shepherd's Pie

Once I got my “gateway vegetable,” I stopped telling myself that I hated vegetables, and became more likely to try other vegetables.

However, I still didn’t love the taste of many veggies, which presented a problem.

The solution? “Mask” the taste and texture by hiding the vegetables in other foods until I became accustomed to the taste.

I started adding vegetables to everything in ways that didn’t make me taste veggies:

Green_Smoothie

1) I added frozen spinach or kale to my smoothies.  I make a post-workout smoothie with fruit and protein and realized that other than giving my drink a greenish tint, the taste was unchanged.  I continued adding more and more spinach each time until it changed the taste too much.  That’s one daily serving of a super veggie without even trying!

2) I added veggies to your omelets!  I’m not a breakfast person (Intermittent Fasting ftw!), but if you’re making omelets, try adding different vegetables to your omelets each time and see which ones don’t change the taste. Plus, who says you can only eat omelets for breakfast?  They make a great dinner meal too.

3) Eat a small bite of a veggie with something you actually like.  When I started cooking chicken stir fry, I made sure that every bite of delicious grilled chicken was paired with part of a vegetable:

  • a single broccoli crown and chicken.
  • a chunk of grilled onions and chicken.
  • rice, a wedge of zucchini, and steak.
  • a slice of asparagus, and salmon.
  • a wedge of sweet potato and peppers.
  • steak, onions, and pineapple

Take something you enjoy eating, and add some vegetable on the same fork-load.

4) Wrap it in bacon.  Seriously.  Bacon makes everything better.   What’s that? You don’t like asparagus? Wrap them in bacon (see #5)! Or do this!

5) Try making carrot fries. These things taste like sweet potato fries, but they’re made of carrots. Cut some carrots into fry shapes, toss them in olive oil, put them on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast them in the oven at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Ta da!

6) Try zucchini “noodles” – (instructions below)

7) Hide some veggies in a casserole (like paleo shepherd’s pie– when they’re mixed in with other stuff you like, it makes them easier to eat. If you aren’t a fan of big hunks of veggies in your bites of food, chop them up really small before cooking. This way they’re less noticeable!

8) Add greens like spinach, chard, or kale to your paleo spaghetti sauce. 

9) Add kale to guacamole.

10) Hide vegetables IN your burgers (here’s a turkey burger with spinach in it).

All of the above examples accomplish the same goal: getting more vegetables into your system.  This makes your stomach happy, your mother happy, and Popeye happy.

Prepare vegetables differently

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“Okay Steve, just give me some options!” 

I hear ya: When I first considered eating veggies, I just wanted ONE simple recipe I could follow along, cook, and actually enjoy.

I realized that  vegetables can taste completely different depending on how they’re prepared. Once I was able to learn one way to prepare a vegetable that I actually enjoyed, the kitchen was no longer a scary place!

With some help from our NF Rebel Chef, Noel, here are some easy and delicious options for getting started with your first vegetable:

1) Steamed broccoli: I’m not a fan of raw broccoli, but steamed broccoli? Sign me up! Steamfresh veggies come in a package that you can throw in the microwave for five minutes, add seasoning, and that’s it. Add butter or any seasoning, and eat it with a protein for a balanced meal!

Steamfresh_Veggies
If you’ve bought fresh broccoli and you want to steam it yourself, you can do it in the microwave or on the stove.

For the stove, plop about a 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of a pot. After separating the broccoli florets from the stem, plop them in the water and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.!

Don’t want to use the stove? You can also steam broccoli yourself in the microwave. Plop those florets (the “tree” minus the “trunk”) in a microwave safe bowl with a few tablespoons of water. Cover with a microwave safe lid or dish, and cook for 3-4 minutes. If the broccoli isn’t soft and warm, put it back in for a minute or two!

2) Roasted veggies (bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, etc.): Roasted veggies can taste very different from steamed and raw veggies (they get crispier and a little sweeter because they caramelize in the oven). Take your pick of vegetable: bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, etc.

Cut them up literally however you want, drizzle/toss them toss in olive oil, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, and put them on a foil lined pan in the oven at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 20-30 minutes. Don’t over think this: You can use more olive oil or use less. You can use more salt or use less. Just cut them up, drizzle, and plop them in!

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3) Asparagus: Asparagus was (and still is) my go-to veggie. It’s what started it all.Simply chop off the ends of your asparagus and coat it in olive oil. Feel free to add salt, paprika, or whatever seasoasparagusning you enjoy. Plop in the oven at 375 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 10-15 minutes, and enjoy!

4) Sautéed zucchini and squash. Zucchini and squash both taste great with just a little oil and salt, and are super easy to prepare. 

You can choose to slice them up into slivers, or use a potato peeler to create noodle-like slices.Zucchini_Squash_Cook

Throw the slices in to a pan with some oil on medium high heat for about five minutes until they become soft and lighter in color.

All of these options can be paired with basically any protein for a delicious and healthy meal (or eaten as a healthy, stand alone snack!).

Looking for some more advanced veggie options?

  • Grill up some stuffed jalapeños or sweet peppers – try ’em stuffed with pulled pork and wrapped in bacon!
  • Don’t forget about paleo spaghetti!
  • Hate kale? Try making kale chips!Cauliflower
  • Don’t like brussel sprouts? Have you tried sautéing them in bacon fat?
  • Don’t like cauliflower? Have you tried mashed cauliflower, or grilled cauliflower, or raw cauliflower?

The Nerd Fitness Vegetable Challenge

NF Veggie Challenge

Are you up for the Nerd Fitness Veggie Challenge?

For the next five weeks, we want you to try a new vegetable each week:

  • The next time you’re in a store, buy a new vegetable and learn to prepare it.
  • Can you find a way to add vegetables discreetly to your favorite meals (mix in with your smoothies, add to your omelets, etc.).
  • Can you find a new vegetable that you actually like?

I’m in. Are you?

We’d love to hear from you:

If you hate vegetables, what are you taking away from today’s post?

What other questions do you have about preparing vegetables?

What’s keeping you from starting to eat vegetables, and how can we help?

Leave a comment and let us know!

-Steve

PS: We’re now TWO weeks away from the biggest event in NF history: Camp Nerd Fitness!  We recently announced two epic theme nights, so I put together quick videos explaining them.  If you’re joining us, SEE YOU THERE, and DRESS UP!  This is what happens when you leave me unsupervised and just let me “make videos.”

So, even if you’re not coming to Camp (which is sad), check out these two videos, they might make ya chuckle 🙂  Though, we do still have some spots left if you’re a last minute procrastinator!

THEME NIGHT #1: Costume Night

THEME NIGHT #2: Rubix Cube Night 

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photo source: Patrick: vegetables store, Martin Cathrae: Vegetable Spread, Ginny: Ginger Chicken, Ed Yourdon: carrots, mczonk: lego bunny

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  • Johnny Stine

    Good article! A few years ago when I was just out of the Military, I always worked out and tried to eat healthy which included eating vegetables which I was never fond of to begin with. As life happened, I slowed down on my working out and eating right to the point now where I don’t go to the gym at all and a typical lunch/dinner is a pizza or some other form of greasy foods. It has definitely had a noticeable effect on me and I am looking to change that. Thanks for all the good suggestions about eating more vegetables. This is now on my immediate to-do list.

  • Sarah Velvet

    Thanks so much! I’m still young and I want to grow out of my meat only obsession, and grow up. This article really makes veggies seem delicious, I was actually drooling for the asparagus. I will definitely try to make some of my own recipes, so it tastes good for me, and I don’t gag (I puked one time).

  • Pete H

    Wish me luck, going to try eating a more balanced diet. Still got it in my head that I will find the vegatables disgusting, but I will try and push past that. Got some gateway veggies, or rather ones I have never had a problem with. Carrots, Jalapeneos (they are supposed to be great for cancer prevention), cabbage and onions.

    Would trying smoothies work, do you think?

  • Pete H

    Did you get past it? If so, any tips?

  • Megan Bernard

    I’ve always been game to try different veg but still haven’t found one that doesn’t make me want to spew but after reading this article I feel more determined than ever to beat this mind block! Thanks for the great info!

  • MissAnthrope

    I used to hate most vegetables until I kept eating the food made by my boyfriend’s mom. Their family is Indian and vegetarian. Let me tell you, Indians know how to bring out the magic in vegetables. I used to be put off by the amount of vegetables in her dishes, but now I’ll eat pretty much everything she makes. I would love to be able to cook like her.

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  • Erica Kelley Strope

    Thanks for this! I workout a lot, but I’m terrible at eating my veggies. . .mostly because I have no idea how to prepare them! haha Great tips 🙂 Thanks

  • Sharlene

    I was googling “Healthy lunches for people who hate vegetables” and came across this article.. I’m going to give it a whirl! Thank you for the awesome story and tips- I’m a 24 year old” cheese-a-tarian” and I need to start eating some veggies!!

  • Bethany Carlson

    I loved reading this article, but I guess I am just one of those people that HATES ALL veggies. I have tried them raw, cooked, steamed, anyway you can think of and I still HATE them… Just even knowing a veggie is in there makes my skin crawl no matter if it changes the taste or not. How can I over come this???

  • Jade

    My gateway veggies was carrots but after a moment I’ve seen that it was making me weird rashes on my face so I stopped. Now it’s green peas, the most littlest veggie in the world… I would like to find an other one ’cause it’s too little ^^”
    I am 14 and yould like to start becoming a vegetarian ’cause of the animals but also for my body … Thank you for all your tips they really helped me !

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  • Corinne Dasher

    So this sounds like a great idea, really, but I think the amount of dislike is underestimated here. Like, I range from lettuce and carrots – don’t like but will eat if there’s enough dressing – very quickly to eggplant – would rather do bodily harm than even go near it. That sounds like an exaggeration. It’s not. And many more vegetables fall under the latter category than the first. So I don’t feel confident at all about this eating vegetables thing.

  • Cara

    So several months ago, I stumbled across this post when I was looking up ways of ecouraging myself to eat more veggies. I NEVER ate them at all, ever. I thought they were all disgusting and knew I would never eat them regularly, no matter how healthy they were. THIS POST HAS BEEN THE CAUSE OF MY FOOD SALVATION! Now I eat vegetables ALL the time, in every meal and every snack! My gateway vegetable was broccoli. I’m so pleased looking back at this to find that I can now eat almost all the vegetables on the list above! I went from a veggie hater to a major veggie lover! I never knew I had it in me!
    This post really helped open up my mind and approach veggies in a positive way, which lead to a complete, very healthy overhaul of my entire diet. I’m getting healthy and I owe a huge part of that to the fact that I can now chow down on some delicous vegetables. Yay vegetables!

  • partlysbabe

    Im almost 40, and I still don’t care for most veggies (or fruit for that matter) but I really do try to cut them up small eat them with other things, this year Im trying to lose weight, I DO NOT want to be 40 and fat, so the chocolate is going and I need to replace it with something I feel that maybe this is the way to go, try a new veg each week… I really am going to try this perhaps it will help my 5 kids to actually live healthier lives too, thank you for this blog post. 🙂

  • Emily Kenney

    I hate veggies, but I took your advice and tried my hand at carrot fries. I loved them!! I took the pre-sliced carrot chips (because Lazy) and laid them out on a baking sheet and flavored each row with different spices. Cooked at 400 degrees for 17 minutes and all flavors were amazing!! SO happy now! thank you for your suggestions!

  • Caitlin

    I ate carrots once from one of the supermarkets bag they do for kids lunches and hated them that tasted like washing up liquid then one Christmas Eve I ate a vit of raw carrot and they are the best things ever I just want to eat them all the time now

  • Lovey Coupons

    Thanks for the article. It was just what I needed. I hate vegetables and as I was even going through your list I was picking out the vegetables I could tolerate and the ones that my mind was saying no way to. When I’m in the grocery store it is very hard to find even one vegetable to bring home to prepare but I believe I will make a go to list so that I can go to that list when I’m in the store and pick 3 or 4 vegetables for that week. And be willing to try one new one. For instance, eggplant, zucchini, squash, okra are vegetables that I swore I would never try again once my mom stop forcing me to try to eat it as a child. But as an adult I realized the nutritional impact that these vegetables have and what I have to gain from them they gave me the motivation to give them another chance. When I typed in the search engine I hate veggies, I didn’t really expect to find such a well-thought-out article, so thank you very much.

  • Rebekah

    I dont like veggies…. at all… not even a little. But, I know have a little one who is starting to eat “adult food” and I want to set him up for success on eating. Soooo….. I know have to be a big kid and eat my veggies. I am planning to go grocery shopping tonight and I am starting my “veggie challenge” this week. Wish me luck! From what I have read from this site, I might have a fighting chance!!!

  • Jean Campbell

    I love you. Okay not seriously. But I decided tonight I decided enough is enough. I am forty and I hate veggies. But besides chicken, Turkey and cheeseburgers ( McDonald’s, I tell myself they aren’t real meat but they are still tasty) I hate meat. I saw a truck full of pigs on the highway and my husband told me where they were going so yea not happening.
    My kids won’t eat veggies, I paid my son once $5 to eat a baby carrot, he loves it.
    I googled hoping to find an answer to my problem and this article appeared.
    So happy. Going to try your tips and tricks and hopefully by the time I turn 41 I can turn my hatred into like

  • kaychanski

    I literally cringed at your mention of asparagus. Vegetables and I are not friends. I’ve recently started to warm to cucumbers, but I won’t eat them like I’ll eat Goldfish or Cocoa Krispies. There’s something about the texture of those green vegetables that I just cannot get past. However, reading an eat-your-veggies-now! post by someone who is (was) a fellow veggie hater is very inspiring. Living on my own though, I don’t really have anyone’s plates to steal from. But I think I’m going to take you up on on this challenge. Wish me luck.

  • Sarah

    I keep trying to loose weight and I’m big into the no sugar thing. Problem is when I take out junk food, sugar and soft drink. there’s nothing left to eat! I finally realised I need to stop taking bad food out and put some good food in. Except I’m an extremely fussy eater and HATE vegetables. But your article was really good! I realised I have started to follow some of these steps (i.e. I now add spinach to my smoothies and don’t even notice).. I think I’m going to try crispy kale chips and maybe even aparagus.. Thanks for the article!

  • Derek

    Why is there such a social stigma attached to not liking veggies, as well as seafood for that matter? A large portion of the human population feels similarly about vegetables. It’s not exactly a rare phenomenon. If you have to “train” yourself to like something, you probably just don’t like it. I’m sure you could train yourself to eat frozen dog turds left behind by the dog in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you naturally like it. The majority of people who love vegetables need to prepare them a certain way, or dip them in something. That right there tells you all you need to know about them. It’s possible to make them taste good, but it requires some work to get it to that point.

    I only bring this up because my new girlfriend loves vegetables and cooking, so it’s going to be an issue. I can already tell. As a 31 year old man, I’m well aware of my palette by this point. I cannot stand the taste and texture of most vegetables. In fact, I struggle to even drink V8 Fusion fruit drinks which contain vegetables. Even mixed in, I can tell. It’s not unheard of for me to start gagging when trying to eat veggies. I think I’m worse than most people when it comes to veggies. I genuinely hate them, and everyone always tries to get me to give them a try, but it’s always the same result. I’ve had veggies at 4 and 5 star restaurants. I’ve had veggies prepared at numerous dinners as a guest at a house. I have tried all kinds of recipes myself. The answer is still the same. I either hold my breath while I chew, or I start to gag from the taste. At a certain point, I think I made the decision to just say screw it. If I die a little younger because I don’t eat disgusting veggies, so be it. At least I enjoyed the food on my plate.

  • Scrayth

    Hello. I have a problem. I dislike eating nearly everything. Not like im anorectic or something. i eat much. spaghetti, french fries, pancakes, some kind of meat. But problem starts if i have to eat at someone’s else place. I often say im not hungry but the truth is i get panic attacks when i even try to taste something new. im afraid of taste of things i would try, and that makes it hard to overcome. Do you think i can work it out on my own or i should ask for psychologist help?

  • Daniel P Henry

    So you started this post saying corn is not a vegetable because it is a grain. This of course destroys your credibility. Being that a vegetable is just any edible portion of a plant all grains are vegetables, therefore corn is a vegetable. Saying it’s not an ideal food makes sense. Saying it is not a vegetable is ignorant.

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  • Caroline Hernandez

    I take 2 vegetable chews from itworks products. They ACTUALLY taste great! Even my teenage son take loves them. I take them combined with the Greens-berry flavor daily. I have more energy and I had no idea how it could help my digestive system. This is a great start for the those that can’t stand eating vegetables or are on the go and have no time to juice. Check out my website
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    I now love my greens…yay!! 🙂

  • Emmy

    So, I’m 26 and didn’t start really eating veggies until I started dating my now husband.
    My thing is – I like RAW veggies!! So many people talk about finding the right cooked veggies, but that’s not the case with me. However, ones I realized that raw veggies were my “gateway,” I now try various cooked ones. Asparagus or canned pees were the only cooked veggies I liked growing up.
    Oh and corn. Your first example about corn basically sums up how I felt when my now mother in law corrected me that it’s not a veggie (in the health sense), but a starch. Dagnabit.
    I think raw carrots are my favorite veggie. They’re so sweet and crunchy. Yum.

    I was the same with many fruit as well. I didn’t like apples until I dipped them in cheese fondue, which lead to Apple slices and cheese, and now I can do apple slices by themselves! I’m FINALLY an adult!!! Yay!!!!

    I have stumbled upon your site several times now and decided I love it. I like your attitude.

  • extraterrestrial

    I haven’t ate fruit and veg for 2 years im surprised i haven’t encountered any health problems the reason i have not ate any fruit and veg is because it physically (not mentally) makes me throw-up and i turn very ill when i eat them so this is not useful for me. i have only been eating 10kg of meat a day and occasionaly the odd chocolate bar

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  • Grell Sutcliff

    I honestly Love to peel cucumbers and add a bit of oil,vinegar,salt, maybe a few tomato slices or additional taste. It is really good but I want to add more veggies to make it an official salad. What veggies would go good with the flavor of vinegar and oil? Would maybe carrots or lettuce go with it? And what is the difference in taste between iceberg lettuce and romaine lettuce? I know Romaine lettuce has more vitamins and minerals and such. What are some good smoothies recipes that include alot of veggies but in low calorie and low carbs and such? I plan on changing my diet completely so please help!

  • mikecrosby

    I love all the honest comments. This deserves much more discussion. Fat people, we need to eat foods that are not so calorie dense. Foods that are packed with water and fiber. If we ate foods that are lower in calorie density, with more fiber and water, we’d all end up being a bunch of skinny fuckers.

    The big food companies and TV write the software program and we’re the programmed. Of course we like processed food, food fried in oil, meat and dairy.

    If you’re fat, it’s not your fault. Everyone naturally craves high caloric dense foods. If once per week you could eat a veggie, start there.

  • Wolfe

    Hey I’m 62 and this is the most motivating and idea filled article I have read… Thanks

  • Jennifer

    I love, love, love roasted broccoli with a bit of minced garlic and olive oil. Even my 7 yr old veggie hater loves it. It’s a totally different flavor than steamed.

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  • Ennui

    I’m a vegetarian, therefore I LOVE veggies and eat them at every meal except breakfast.