I don't wanna eat vegetables :(

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    Aug 16, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    *Pouts*

    Ok, but seriously, I've figured out I want to eat 30 g of carbs per meal. In order to do that, I have to eat this enormous plate of green beans. Or honestly any other type of vegetable. It's just so much. I'm trying to get all my carbs from vegetables because I'm avoiding starchy and simple carbs. The same amount of carbs in either would have been no problem in the past. Anyone else experience this and know what to do? Maybe I have to work on making things tastier ...
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    Aug 16, 2008 3:48 PM GMT
    Personally....

    Once I changed my eating habits (cold turkey) I found that in due time, I started thinking that they actually tasted good (though I was always a veggie person) and it started getting easier to just scof them down with the thoguht in mind that it's good for me.

    If we care enough I think we'll just get to the deed ya know.

    You may want to try spreading out the carb amount in ONE meal by getting your carbs from different food items within the meal. Ya know.....

    Good luck!!!!!!!
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    Aug 16, 2008 4:50 PM GMT
    I think the best thing is to train yourself to enjoy them, and maybe carry the leftovers in a bag so that you can pick at them during the day.
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:32 PM GMT
    Reduce empty starchproducts with high glycemic index with vital carb-carriers. That is a good plan, however you are not limited t beans ? Here is a very thorough list, please find carb products yourself, too many to list. Bananas are and excellent source for carbs, but I am not sure about the calorie intake aspect.
    Banana Calories Carbohydrates Starch Sugars
    Banana 162 39g 2.5g 35.5g
    Banana flesh only 108 17.5g 1.7g 15.7g
    Banana nutrients Potassium Magnesium Sodium B Vits
    average size High High Low Medium
    http://www.elitefitness.com/articledata/glycemic.html


    A very viable alternative are FULL GRAIN noodles. Their GI is only 37, compared to 56 of kidney beans. You can easily incorporate them into your diet, with plain tomato sauce e.g. without having to eat a grizzly bear portion. Furthermore they provide excellent ballast qualities and are a pretty healthy alternative. However if you train a lot your body will demand to replenish the energy reserves. Cravings for sugar like food after training is a typical indicator that your body will not only tolerate food with a higher GI like potatoes but actually needs it. Directly after training is the best time to eat food with higher GI because your body can utilize these kind of foods at its best because of the high insulin sensitivity of the muscles. If you lift weights for an hour there is nothing wrong with eating a bagle afterwards if you crave it. The book I am translating from has an interesting picture of a bycicle with 3 potatoes taped to the frame instead of energy bars..yumm,

    I had a long period of time where I just did not want to eat the common carb products at all, but after a longer period of time combined with sport every day my body said.."$§%§$%§" I needed to replenish more.

    Also on a side note you should try to eat maybe a slice of full grain bread before exercise, fat burns in the fire of carbs. I did not know this for the longest time, but your muscles can burn fat the most efficient way only with a side product of burning carbs.

    I don't want to lecture you, it just seems you are trying to do this to loose weight, carbs are a vital part of the foodpyramid do not exclude them too much. Carbs are not necessarily fatteners, basically at the end of the day it is about your energy accounting Take in/spent

    good luck
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    KnowName saidPersonally....

    Once I changed my eating habits (cold turkey) I found that in due time, I started thinking that they actually tasted good (though I was always a veggie person) and it started getting easier to just scof them down with the thoguht in mind that it's good for me.

    If we care enough I think we'll just get to the deed ya know.

    You may want to try spreading out the carb amount in ONE meal by getting your carbs from different food items within the meal. Ya know.....

    Good luck!!!!!!!


    I totally agree! Listen to this man, it will help you out big time. If you just eat them, maybe flavor 'em up with some spices (lemon and pepper), you'll learn to love 'em.
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    Aug 16, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    I've never been a big vegy eater...just don't care for them. But I did discover this product called GREENS 8-in-1 which helps me get the same nutrients.


    http://www.evitamins.com/product.asp?pid=13725

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    Aug 16, 2008 5:55 PM GMT

    I don't want to eat vegetables!!

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    HOW BOUT NOW!

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    The Jolly Green Giant says "Eat It!"

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    Aug 16, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said
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    ...

    Those peppers in my fridge are looking mighty tasty now icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 16, 2008 6:46 PM GMT
    Eating 30 g of veggie carbs can be daunting if it comes in the form on a mound of cauliflower (or whatever veggie you have). Try breaking up the veggies between courses. Start with a salad or a veggie soup. With the main course have smaller helpings of two or three different ones with different colors and textures. And for dessert have fresh fruit. This way you get to break up your intake into five to ten different flavors, colors and textures. Also look to add something new, like Jicama in the salad.
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    KnowName saidPersonally....

    Once I changed my eating habits (cold turkey) I found that in due time, I started thinking that they actually tasted good (though I was always a veggie person) and it started getting easier to just scof them down with the thoguht in mind that it's good for me.

    If we care enough I think we'll just get to the deed ya know.

    You may want to try spreading out the carb amount in ONE meal by getting your carbs from different food items within the meal. Ya know.....

    Good luck!!!!!!!


    Yeah that makes a lot of sense. I think I've been so one ingredient focused because I've been doing major calorie counting. I also have to get better at cooking them ... I think I want to get a steamer ...
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    Aug 16, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    Librarian said

    I don't want to lecture you, it just seems you are trying to do this to loose weight, carbs are a vital part of the foodpyramid do not exclude them too much. Carbs are not necessarily fatteners, basically at the end of the day it is about your energy accounting Take in/spent

    good luck


    Yeah this is true ... unfortunately I haven't had luck with apples, pears, bananas and these fiber cakes which I think have low GI ... I know it may be in combination with something else I might be doing wrong like not eating enough ... which I'm about to make another post on ...
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    Aug 16, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    hahahah Guilty Gear, you're evil!


    Dr. Jack, everyone here brings up great points. What has always been most important for me, is th change in my mind- about food in general.

    DSare I sound like a chick who constantly wants to be thin LOL but really, I try not to eat to ENJOY it and savour it (because I'm a PIG with foods I love) but eat because I want to be healthy and not regret what I'm eating or doing to my body. I cheat on Fridays!

    But really, you can do it. The very big and important step is making foods that you wouldn't normally enjoy or like, your friends. I know how much that sucks though...it'll change if you put your head into it though. Least that's what I've found.