First posting, so here it goes. I have been reading and searching long enough and it’s time to ask my question(s).
First some info:
- came to the mid 30’s (34) realization I need to change things
- 253lbs, 6’2", no exercise, 30% BF, little LBM, slightly high BP, slightly high cholesterol
- tried to learn everything I could about nutrition first. Read ‘Eat To Live’ by Dr. Fuhrman (all veggie Dr), read ‘YOU on a Diet’ by Dr. Oz (Oprah fame - wife had book) and then John Berardi’s ‘The Metabolism Advantage’ (and found T-Nation!)
- joined gym, now doing weights 3 times and cardio 2-3 times per week (personal trainer for weights initially so I can get form correct)
- gym provided a nutritionist so I used the opportunity
- started food log and realized I made the usual mistake by lowering calorie intake to lose weight and I was down to only 1000 calories some days. Currently up to 2200-2400
- trying to clean up diet mostly following Berardi’s direction from book (also have Gourmet Nutrition)
Now the question:
Looking for suggestions on getting more veggies. You see I was historically a meat and potatoes eater. I like carrots, peas, green beans and corn but that’s most of them that I can think of.
My wife made me a salad and after 50min I had 4 bites by force. Tried cauliflower the other night and had the dry heaves at the table and almost spewed on my plate. I’m not the type to just force myself to choke something down.
I have seen the other posts on making protein shakes with veggies where they say ‘you won’t taste it’. Well I tried them and certainly tasted the veggies (broccoli mostly) and it was nasty!
I have tried or looked at alot of Berardi’s recipes and usually find something that I can’t swallow (literally).
So I am looking for other veggie dis-likers who can help me find new good ways to get the nutrients that I know I can use in the veggies. Or should I just keep eating the veggies I like until I turn into a carrot or bean?!
BTW the nutritionist had a strange (in my eyes) plan to deal with this lack of veggies by adding alot of grain based stuff to my diet as (or so it seems) calorie filler. Needless to say with these grain products come a bunch of carbs I don’t need. I have yet to go back and ask about this now that I know a bit more.
Any thoughts/comments welcome.