Originally Posted by Jessica9190
OK I want to eat better but I am a very picky eater. I am a grown woman and still I do not like lettuce, tomatos, onions, or peppers or mustard mayo or salad dressing. I do love some vegetables like brocolli, cauliflower, cucumbers and lots of others. however, many diets recommend salads and although they look pretty i just can't get the ruffage past my taste buds. I'm the kind of person if I know exactly what to eat every day i can stick to a plan but if it's up to me to plan the menu i get overwhelmed and do nothing and end up getting a fried chicken strip sandwich that adds FAT and HEARTBURN me feeling miserable.
I would like to know where i can find a "pick eater" menu-with recipes (that someone other than me has made up.)
Any suggestions? Anyone else feel that way?
You don't have to eat salads!
Eat the vegetables you like, combine them with a lean protein -- grilled chicken instead of the fried chicken you're eating -- and enjoy it.
Who says you have to eat tomatoes?
I HATE tomatoes raw. They are slimy and gross.
You don't have to eat peppers to lose weight!
And it's better that you don't like mayonnaise, because it's full of calories! (I love it, especially the homemade one I made recently...)
Grab your broccoli, cook it, make fish, and call it a day.
You don't have to eat onions! (Raw ones hurt my belly anyway, I have to eat it cooked...)
Anyway, my point is, you don't have to eat salads or raw vegetables. Sauteed, steam, and enjoy your foods.
As an aside, just in case you want to do this too -- to make any stew/chili/soup "healthier" I will add carrots, onions, and celery (the magic three) and put them in the food processor to cut them up. My food processor is stupid, so it will usually just make it into mush. But that's okay -- it thickens my soups, stews, and chili, and you can't tell that I added those vegetables into it.
But don't force yourself to eat peppers or tomatoes or lettuce if you don't like them. I can't eat any foods in the broccoli/cauliflower family and I've lost weight and I am relatively healthy. So, you'll be fine too!