It's not impossible to lose weight with limited veggies.
You're right. It's not. It's also not impossible to lose weight by throwing up, eating too little, or using drugs.
That doesn't make it healthy. It's certainly possible to lose weight with limited veggies, but it's pretty darned hard to be HEALTHY with limited veggies.
Realizing that you're not a 10 year old
- an attitude of "I'm such a picky eater" does come across as a little ... well ... kid like.
The thing is that there are SO many different veggies and SO many different ways to fix them that making a blanket statement about not liking veggies is like saying ... I dunno ... you don't like colors. There are just too many of them, in too many different varieties for that to be a reasonable statement.
And tastes change as you get older - from kid to adult and even as you are an adult. I'll give an example from my own life. I've always loved most veggies but couldn't stand Brussels Sprouts. Never liked them. They always tasted bitter to me. Someone here recommended that I cut them in half and oven roast them with a little olive oil and ... lo and behold I LOVE them that way. I still don't like them steamed or boiled, but roasted - I ate nearly a whole pound of them the other night. Who knew.
As far as overall eating healthy, yes, fruit is good, but fruit is high in sugar and does't have the same benefits that a lot of veggies have. You need dark green leafy veggies, orange and yellow veggies, etc., for the variety of vitamins and minerals they provide.
And if for some reason you just cannot stomach plain veggies, you can add them to meals and "hide" them if you must. I put pureed spinach in my meatloaf and meatballs. I put pumpkin in my oatmeal. I make veggie soup with butternut squash and add a little yogurt and brown sugar and it tastes sweet, not veggie like. I do this as a matter of course, even though I love veggies ... because I know I can always benefit from more of them.
Ok, so that's my veggie lecture.
Next, as far as eating healthy, my favorite tip/trick for doing so is this: When you go grocery shopping, avoid the center aisles as much as possible. Shop from around the edges - the fresh produce, the meat, the dairy, eggs, etc. I venture into the center aisles for things like whole grain pasta, rice, dried beans, canned tomatoes, etc. The rest of the time I stay out of the middle part and the frozen foods part (except for frozen whole fruit and plain frozen veggies).
The other tip I have is this: Think about what you buy in terms of - would your grandmother/great grandmother recognize what you're eating? If it's something that your great grandmother wouldn't have been able to buy or make (frozen pizza, Smart Ones meals, 100 calorie packs, etc.) then avoid it. Stick with things your great g'mom would recognize - eggs, milk, veggies, meat, etc.
Here's an example of what I ate today - all whole foods and all healthy:
Breakfast: yogurt (Fage greek yogurt) w/ a little honey, 2 clementines
Snack: apple with sharp cheddar cheese
Lunch: bowl of cabbage and tomato soup (cabbage, onion, carrot, celery, diced tomatoes, in a chicken broth)
Snack: baby carrots dipped in low fat yogurt with a little ranch seasoning
Snack: 1/2 pb sandwich (2T pb on 1 slice of whole grain bread)
After I get home from the gym tonight, I'll have a scoop of protein powder in water and then about 8:30 I'll eat dinner which will be:
Bed of baby spinach, ever so lightly wilted in a little hot olive oil, chopped chicken breast, mushrooms, feta cheese, and some dried cranberries.
For dessert I'll have an Edy's whole fruit frozen lemon fruit bar.
In total, that's about 1550 calories, 30% from protein.