Vegetables. I find most people either love 'em or hate 'em. When Jon and I got married, the only vegetable he would *occasionally* eat was broccoli. It's been almost 12 years now since we walked down the aisle, and his vegetable repertoire has expanded by just a few, but he still tends to neglect that side of his plate. Cauliflower pizza crust is basically un-American to him. Maybe you're in the same boat.
I love vegetables. They are so pretty and colorful (and anything with such vibrant colors just looks like it will give the cells in my body a good tune-up with all the antioxidants and vitamins packed in them). One of the best ways I have found to be successful in working towards my health goals is to make vegetables the majority of what goes into my mouth. I'll even add a vegetable into my breakfast routine (steamed broccoli for the win!). I throw some spinach or frozen riced cauliflower or frozen okra into my protein shakes. Baby carrots dipped in guacamole has quieted my bedtime chip cravings. Every meal has a vegetable, and my goal is to squeeze them in (or hide them if needed) anywhere I can. Here are some benefits to MORE VEGGIES that I've found:
-I fill up faster (and it's on the GOOD stuff!)
-I stay full longer (thank you fiber!)
-I feel amazing after meals filled with them
-Added psychological bonus that once I make a good food choice, I'll keep making good food and activity choices throughout the day
Maybe you had a poor experience previously with a vegetable and you've avoided it ever since. Growing up, the cafeteria at school would frequently serve boiled brussel sprouts that were basically cooked to death mush. I vowed they would never cross my lips! But low and behold, I re-visited them as an adult and I found that roasted brussel sprouts drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper and some bacon is basically just short of heavenly (maybe it was the bacon??).
Experiment. Find what you like. Step outside of your comfort zone. You might be surprised at what you like!
What are some ways you enjoy eating your vegetables?