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  • Eating More Vegetables than a Vegetarian.

    OK, let's see how much veg we can get in!
    You can either use this to boast or (if you're none too fond of plant matter) to keep track of how much veg you're getting in.

    Valid "vegetables":
    -whole fruit
    -whole leafy veg
    -whole "fruit" veg (pumpkins, courgettes, peppers...)
    -whole root veg
    -whole tubers
    -dried fruit
    -frozen veg (anything that's just chopped and flash-frozen, no more processed)
    -fresh leaf herbs (a handful or more)

    Not valid "vegetables":
    -nuts (coconut included)
    -seeds
    -grain
    -legumes
    -processed stuff (purees, compotes...)
    -fungi
    -beef "that ate grass"
    -brews (tea)
    -brews (alcoholic)
    -herbs and spices in small amounts

    You can either say what you had today or what you had in a specific meal.

    Mine today is:
    100g celeriac
    150g broccoli
    200g seasonal squash
    200g swede
    a handful of dates
    a banana
    (not as good as usual, but I had steak and eggs for breakfast )

    Go!
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    I'd apologize, but...

  • #2
    200g mixed vegetables,
    5 bananas
    well then

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    • #3
      I'll play! Even though I definitely DON'T eat more vegetables than a vegetarian. I haven't had any today yet, but yesterday I had a bunch of gai lan and a bunch of bok choy. Fruit-wise: had 1 apple, and a cup of blackberries.

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      • #4
        More vegetables than a vegetarian? Definitely. Certainly more than the vegetarian I was a few years ago.

        Typical daily menu back then:
        Breakfast: oats with orange juice and raisins
        Lunch: pasta with a vegetable and cheese sauce
        Supper: something like this (yum, right?) with rice and veg
        Total helpings of vegetables: 2

        Typical menu nowadays:
        Breakfast: fruit, greens & kefir smoothie
        Lunch: vegetable & tinned fish stir fry
        Supper: salmon & 2 (or 3) veg

        Or:
        breakfast: bacon, eggs, green salad
        lunch: an apple + nuts
        supper: lamb casserole (full of root veg/ onions/ tomato) & greens

        Today: 1 pear, bowl of green salad, big helpings of broccoli and carrots to come. (Not eating that much today, after two good meals yesterday.) Usual number of helpings of veg: 5-7, depending on how you count it.

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        • #5
          *high-fives to all 3*
          You're doing fab.

          As for you, EOR, reference Hilary's previous vegetarian diet. A lot of veggies eat like that, some eat worse. You're eating more better, real veg than many a veggie I know!
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          Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

          --
          I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
          I'd apologize, but...

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          • #6
            Not a typical day for me... a lazy day with no cooking as I am going on a short holiday tomorrow.

            Breakfast: 2 apples (free fruit provided by my employer)
            Lunch: white potato and onion
            Dinner: carrots, onions, green peppers, bamboo shoots, spring onions, ginger, lemongrass, chilli - OK, hands up - I am eating a thai green curry with shrimps take-away ... my first take-away in a few months.
            F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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            • #7
              Typical day:
              Breakfast: IF or Bulletproof Coffee or Eggs & Bacon + a veggie or two (brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, mesclun mix or baby arugula salad, seared tomatoes, mushroom/onion sautee, etc.)
              Lunch: Leftovers or some variation of salad: Lettuce/Greens + MEAT (beef, chicken, pork, fish), tomatoes, etc., avocado/sourcream/olive oil for fat.
              Dinner: A Meat (often the dish is cooked with veggies - cabbage, tomatoes, onions, carrots, etc.) + veggie and/or sweet potato/potato.

              Snacks (as needed): homemade kale chips, apples, bananas, oranges, olives, avocados, tomatoes carrots, cucumbers, smoked salmon, bits of cheese, super-dark chocolate, salami/sausage/other pre-cooked meat.

              Drinks: water, bubbly water (sometimes with ACV, or a wee bit of unsweetened cranberry or a lemon squeeze), berry smoothies (fresh or frozen berries + coconut milk or full-fat unsweetened yogurt + ice - this is somewhere between a drink and a snack), kombucha w/chia... more occasional: red wine, whiskey on the rocks.


              My vegan friends' diet:
              Breakfast: bowl of cereal with soy milk
              snack: some sort of soy bar
              Lunch: veggie crumble tacos
              snack: crackers
              dinner: veggie burger with fries
              snack: some sort of sugar laden dessert.
              drinks: juice (not necessarily 100% juice, either), soda, beer, mixed drinks...
              all of these things, of course cooked with margarine, veggie oils, soy, yadda yadda, and I'm totally not exaggerating the lack of veggies in their diet...
              Last edited by PrimalMama; 11-21-2012, 02:26 PM.

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              • #8
                1.5 pounds of leeks. 2 pounds of kabocha. I've been eating that daily for ages.
                F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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                • #9
                  I haven't eaten everything I will be for today, but for Monday, I had:

                  1 whole leaf lettuce (about 6-7 cups worth of leaves)
                  2 lbs spaghetti squash
                  1/2 lb of potato

                  On a regular basis I will at least have a pound of some kind of vegetable. Lately, I've been trying to fit in more, and it adds up to several pounds on a daily basis.
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                  • #10
                    Well, I've always loved and eaten lots of fruit and veggies, but even more so now. Today the veggies that I had (along with plenty of meat and fat!):

                    Breakfast: a big bowl leftover soup that included onion, celery, carrot, garlic, kale, tomato, zucchini
                    Lunch: green beans cooked in coconut milk with slivered almonds, and a "throw-together" of chicken, peas, shallots and cauliflower
                    Snacked on a couple dried apricots while making a dish for tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast
                    Dinner (will be): ground beef mixed with salsa, served over chopped romaine lettuce and topped with diced avocado and sliced radishes

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                    • #11
                      I eat way more vegetables now than I did as a vegetarian, that's for sure.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Damiana View Post
                        1.5 pounds of leeks. 2 pounds of kabocha. I've been eating that daily for ages.
                        I am curious as to why, as that's a serious amount of veg.

                        Is that for nutritional value, gut health, tradition, or something else? I'm a big fan of leeks, personally.
                        F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                        • #13
                          They taste good. I love them.
                          F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                          "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                          • #14
                            Most vegetarians are not true vegetarians. Most vegetarians eat waaaay too many carbohydrates and as such I call them "carbohydratarians". That's why a lot of 'vegetarians' are sick, overweight and unhealthy.
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                            Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

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                            • #15
                              Yesterday I had about 10 oz of potato and a whole spaghetti squash (forgot to weigh it).

                              May I ask why mushrooms don't count?
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