An Embarrassing Confession
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I've been here for 10 months and there is something I've been too embarrassed to really mention so far. Something I have sworn I'm going to change this year.
I don't eat vegetables.
At all, really.
I don't know if I was raised weird or that I was just a stubborn brat growing up or what the real issue is, but I pretty much have no relationship with vegetables at all. And to just put things in perspective, I probably had about 8 servings of vegetables for the entire YEAR of 2011.
I realize it is MANDATORY that I change this. It is impossible for me to get anywhere near my goal weight without altering my diet to fully embrace vegetables. And since I'm starting from scratch, I'm asking for your help.
Pretend I'm a snobby child- what veggies would you get me to try that would be easy to adopt? What tricks are there for getting used to them?
The only things I am trying right now are raw- pretty much just romaine lettuce and baby spinach so far. I know I don't like Arugula since it is pretty bitter. I tried some snap peas the other day and after two, I couldn't keep the grimace off my face because they seemed a bit bitter, too.
Do you have recommendations? I want to stick to raw for now since the crispy texture is something I can work with and want the maximum nutritional benefit I can get.
If any of you have resources or anything to help, I'd be very appreciative!!