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Thread: What if you can't eat vegetables?

  1. #1
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    May 2011
    Tulsa, OK

    What if you can't eat vegetables?

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    I literally gag when I try to eat vegetables (cooked or raw, it doesn't matter). Salad dressing doesn't help, because I can't eat that either. I suppose I must be supertaster, but I've never tested for it. I can choke down a little bit of raw spinach and a few baby carrots, but it's extremely unpleasant. Is there a big health risk in foregoing veggies? I like most fruit, so that's not a problem. Is it okay to just replace the veggies with extra servings of fruit? I can also eat Italian sauces made from tomatoes (but not the tomatoes themselves), and I can drink V-8.

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    woah, you mean you've tried the hundreds of different types of veggies and gagged each and every time?

  3. #3
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    Oct 2010
    Tucson, Arizona
    Don't worry about it. Don't replace with fruit--too much fructose.

    Can you eat mashed sweet potato?

    Just eat some organ meat & bone broth (think liver paté, gelatin, etc) , so you get more of the animal than just muscle meat.

    You can get other antioxidants (if you want) from tea, coffee, chocolate & red wine...

    Read this:
    Archevore - Archevore Blog - Plants and plant compounds are not essential or*magic

  4. #4
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    Feb 2011
    They're overrated anyway. (I'm half-joking)

    Veggies don't exclusively have any 'essential' nutrients, but if fiber is important to you they really help. You could make veggie smoothies, use enough ice (eggs help too) so that the plant matter is suspended and doesn't sink to the bottom too quickly.
    Last edited by Laconophile; 05-15-2011 at 05:35 PM.

  5. #5
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    May 2011
    I think u should keep experimenting with them. Mark doesn't say to cut them out neither does Cordain so I would keep them in. They are VERY nutrient dense and yes animal products are as well, but if you aren't diverse for a while (by choice or not) with your meat, you might not have every nutrient you want...vegetables...greens especially will help even that out. Greens are the most important vegetable to have. Have you experimented with dressings/sauces? What about just putting your meat right on top of the salad? That works for me. Smoothies work too...but are best combined with fruit...flavor wise. Vegetables are important for digestion too because of the fiber. Don't give up yet..... Have you tried soups?

  6. #6
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    Mar 2011
    Dayton OH
    I don't like veggies either. The only real way I can handle eating a decent amount, on a regular basis is one of two techniques:

    1. Blend veggies very very fine. Add banana and blueberries. Add coconut milk if you want. Chocolate works well too. Basically anything to cover up the taste, and let me "drink" my veggies.

    2. Chop veggies very very fine in a food processor. Add a crap ton of spices, and tons of ground beef. Mix into several eggs, and bake into a frittatta.

    If you can't stomach them, hide them. You don't need to eat lots, but you do need some.

  7. #7
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    Jan 2011
    Orem, UT
    Maybe try a green smoothie? They're made of veggies, but don't taste vegetable-y
    --Trish (Bork)

  8. #8
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    Jun 2010
    Sydney, NSW
    Sounds like you have an eating disorder. Have you sought treatment?
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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    I'm reading this as I eat a head of romaine by itself, so I don't get how you couldn't like veggies. :P I agree with the above. Blend/chop them and add to sauces or egg dishes. I don't think they can be noticed in sauces or stews with other flavors. for example, spinach or broccoli run through a food processor put in spaghetti sauce (do you like spaghetti squash?!)

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    Mar 2010
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    You people are weird.
    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least and this (personal fave):

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