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What can i eat besides vegetables?

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June 25, 2019 / By Aubrey
Question: i hate all kinds of vegetables there is not one that i like but im 16 and i weigh way too much so i have to get on a diet but i don't eat veggies which means im losing a lot of nutrients is there anything that i can eat or take besides vegetables and please don't tell me well u need to force yourself no im not eating them please please help
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Vi Vi | 10 days ago
I find that when I am eating a lot of junk food I don't like vegetables either, but if I quit eating junk food and start eating healthy I actually start craving them--after the gagging-no I don't like them part. But when I go back to the steady junk food diet then I can't stand them again. Right now I am in a very balanced place. I eat healthy most of the time and sometimes I eat some junk food. But even the days I have some junk food I still eat healthy. I'm also thinner, have more energy, less brain-fog and have better skin and am happier than when I wasn't eating vegetables!!! The vegetables are important because they have so many nutrients that you won't get from just eating meat. They have a lot of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for good health but also studies have shown that people who eat vegetables loose more weight and faster than people who don't eat them.Try asking your mom to grind or puree them and put them in something you do like. Like meatloaf, pasta dishes, soups etc. I don't know what things you like but it's easy to hide vegetables. I recently had a really delicious chocolate cake that had beets in it. I never would've guessed that it had anything other than delicious chocolate and sugar in it! The same lady makes chocolate cake with zucchini and you would never guess that was in there either. Anyway, just try to eat them, start with a very small amount and gradually add more as you learn to like them. Try dipping raw vegetables into ranch dip or some other dip or cover them with a sauce that you like. It also works with cooked vegetables, but sometimes people who don't like cooked vegetables find they can eat them raw or vice versa. Also try drinking vegetable juice like V-8. If you like V-8 or learn to like it then ask your mom to get a juicer and juice your own vegetables--a small glass and you've got your daily requirements. There are some powdered vegetable products that you can get at a health food store and add to water or juice. See if you can get a sample packet from the health food store or from the manufacturer to see if you like the taste. Take a good vitamin-mineral pill but it's still important to eat healthy food. First of all, the vitamins and minerals in food are a better source than a pill. They don't even know if they have discovered all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in food and that our bodies require for good health and they may put a few in the vitamin pill but they can't put everything. And the vitamins and minerals often need another vitamin or mineral or enzyme to be absorbed into the body. So it's hard to make a pill or supplement that will give you everything you need. However, if you eat a variety of nutritious foods then you will be getting what you need. Be sure to drink lots of water each day to flush the toxins from the cells and also eat some fruit and also lean meat, chicken, fish etc. Whatever things you like. I hope there is at least one thing in here or in the other posts that helps you. Good luck to you!!
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Vi Originally Answered: How can I eat more vegetables?
Food preferences and personal tastes in food are alterable. You can discipline yourself into liking a particular food group, into eating less fatty foods or learning to appreciate the taste of whole grains over refined white flour based foods. A healthy plate of food has one quadrant of the plate with meat, one quadrant of the plate with a complex carbohydrate or high fiber carbohydrate, and one half of the plate filled with vegetables. You should eat only one serving of red meat weekly, and the portion should be no larger than the palm of your hand. You should eat 2 servings of fish weekly, but do look up mercury levels in fish and download the list of low mercury fish, and the remaining should be poultry. You really don't have to cut out meat to have a healthy diet; you have to learn to keep it in proportion, and you cannot replace meat with vegetables as they are from different food groups and contribute different sets of essential nutrients. As for the vegetables themselves, try roasting them in a hot oven with olive oil and garlic drizzled over them. Roast them until they carmelize. Root veggies are especially good roasted, like carrots and onions, as are the cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower. And the veggies that you roast in winter, you can grill in summer. I personally love frozen mixed veggies, and I buy 5 pound bags of them. When I get a snack attack, I will make up some and just eat them as I watch TV. Also, the whole green beans. I stir-fry them in very garlicky olive oil until they are cruncy-soft, then I turn them into a bowl and grate a little sea salt on them, and those are my french fries. I eat them as finger food (of course I live alone, so there's no one to roll their eyes), but they're delicious. I also like to just cook up a nice piece of chicken breast and make it very, very savory in a wine sauce and garlic. Then I make up a huge green salad in a big serving bowl, dress it in a little oil and vinegar, then cut the chicken breast into bite sized pieces, drench it in the warm wine sauce and when each piece is deliciously dripping and saturated with the sauce, I spoon the chicken and the wine sauce on the salad, and sit down and watch the evening news. Good stuff. Also, when you find a veggie, go online and check out recipes. Some of the simplest recipes are the most delicious. Like asparagus, cut in 2 inch pieces, parboiled for a couple of minutes, then plunged when still emerald into cold water to stop the cooking, then dressed in lemon juice, olive oil and pecorino romano cheese. You won't have any problem filling 1/2 of your plate with that. You can also puree almost-cooked asparagus with a drop or 2 of lemon juice and a dash of salt & pepper. Then cook up some linguine, combine the asparagus puree with 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, heat it just slightly, and serve it over the linguine with fresh sliced tomatoes on the side. Not a bit of meat, but you will founder yourself on it and when it's gone, you will miss it. I guess what I'm saying in the last paragraph is: Be adventurous. Buy something at the store that interests you, then go home and look it up on line and see what you can do with it. You will surely strike out now and again, but you will also score and you will have fun. Enjoy!

Serina Serina
Have you tried cooking certain vegetables in a different manner? For instance steaming, sauteing ect. If so, then if you like fruit make some fruit drinks I.E smoothies and add some vegetables (not a lot but still enough to make a difference) the fruit will mask the vegetables taste and you'll still get the nutrients from the veggies. In the mean time take a daily vitamin to make sure your getting what you need. There are already drinks out there in the market such as V8's V-Fusion which provides decent nutrition.
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Ondrea Ondrea
Vegetables help balance out a lot of what you eat, because breads, grains, fruits-even though they have healthful benefits, are added carbs. One cup of raw spinach is 7 calories! So you could eat that, sprinkle it with feta cheese, and add a balsamic vinegarette dressing home-made. (one tablespoon balsamic vinegar, one teaspoon olive oil). It tastes really good and if your still hungry after that you can eat a handful/vine of grapes or baby carrots and a glass of water. Some really healthy, non vegetable choices include tuna, a lean meat, or two eggs. (two eggs = only 140 cals!) Switch out your white wonder bread with whole grain bread. And last but so not least, you can go to the store and buy frozen kashi or eating right dinners. Don't assume frozen dinners are gross, because these meals are wholesome healthy, LOW CAL, and taste great. I buy them and love them. I hope I've helped.(:
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Maev Maev
I hear you I hate them too. But I have to eat 1-1/2 cups of fruit and 2-1/2 cups of veggies each day. I find the ones that are steamed in the bag is exactly enough. You just deal you don't have to like everything you do for your health, just like taking medicine when you are sick, or exercise. You do it because you want to be healthy not because you love it. I do 30 minutes a day of exercise and eat what they tell me too, but I also eat meat and bread you just have to psych yourself out and say I have to do this or I am really going to be sick. Eventually you will find something that is decent, like cooked carrots, zucchini, yellow summer squash, or corn. You don't have to eat salads all the time. Good luck!
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Kerensa Kerensa
Well you need to get some kind of veggies in your life..besides getting vitamin c from juices and such you cant really get the same nutrients from anything else. what are you eating now? veggies are kind of hard to avoid? try salad and find a dressing you really like. or make spagetti with veggies or different cassroles with cooked veggies. hate to break it to you....but theres nothing that subs for the real thing in this case
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Jacklyn Jacklyn
well if you wont eat them i dont know what to say. but, buy a juicer and put carrots , strawberries, watermelon, brocolii in it. the taste of the fruit is all you will taste. it really works trust me. but if you really wont eat any. drink water and take vitamins and eat a ton of fruit
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Jacklyn Originally Answered: What can i eat besides vegetables?
I find that when I am eating a lot of junk food I don't like vegetables either, but if I quit eating junk food and start eating healthy I actually start craving them--after the gagging-no I don't like them part. But when I go back to the steady junk food diet then I can't stand them again. Right now I am in a very balanced place. I eat healthy most of the time and sometimes I eat some junk food. But even the days I have some junk food I still eat healthy. I'm also thinner, have more energy, less brain-fog and have better skin and am happier than when I wasn't eating vegetables!!! The vegetables are important because they have so many nutrients that you won't get from just eating meat. They have a lot of vitamins and minerals that are necessary for good health but also studies have shown that people who eat vegetables loose more weight and faster than people who don't eat them.Try asking your mom to grind or puree them and put them in something you do like. Like meatloaf, pasta dishes, soups etc. I don't know what things you like but it's easy to hide vegetables. I recently had a really delicious chocolate cake that had beets in it. I never would've guessed that it had anything other than delicious chocolate and sugar in it! The same lady makes chocolate cake with zucchini and you would never guess that was in there either. Anyway, just try to eat them, start with a very small amount and gradually add more as you learn to like them. Try dipping raw vegetables into ranch dip or some other dip or cover them with a sauce that you like. It also works with cooked vegetables, but sometimes people who don't like cooked vegetables find they can eat them raw or vice versa. Also try drinking vegetable juice like V-8. If you like V-8 or learn to like it then ask your mom to get a juicer and juice your own vegetables--a small glass and you've got your daily requirements. There are some powdered vegetable products that you can get at a health food store and add to water or juice. See if you can get a sample packet from the health food store or from the manufacturer to see if you like the taste. Take a good vitamin-mineral pill but it's still important to eat healthy food. First of all, the vitamins and minerals in food are a better source than a pill. They don't even know if they have discovered all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in food and that our bodies require for good health and they may put a few in the vitamin pill but they can't put everything. And the vitamins and minerals often need another vitamin or mineral or enzyme to be absorbed into the body. So it's hard to make a pill or supplement that will give you everything you need. However, if you eat a variety of nutritious foods then you will be getting what you need. Be sure to drink lots of water each day to flush the toxins from the cells and also eat some fruit and also lean meat, chicken, fish etc. Whatever things you like. I hope there is at least one thing in here or in the other posts that helps you. Good luck to you!!

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