I agree. I really like veggies and have always eaten a lot of them, I was a vegetarian for 7 years, but it was work to get 10 to 12 every day. And long term, rest of my life, pretty unlikely. I feel like this is going to feel more natural while still having enough change to hopefully make a difference in at least my BP if not my weight. I notice that every program leaves its mark on me, in a good way. So this is definitely a journey.
Yep, my salads are generally loved by everyone. People always ask me for my 'recipe'. I am like, seriously, dump a bag of mixed greens into a giant bowl, slice up a bell pepper, slice up a Persian Cucumber (no need to peel these-they are not waxed), toss in pre-sliced mushrooms, throw on a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds, toss on a handful of pecans or walnuts, maybe some grated parm or crumbled blue cheese if I have it in the fridge. Pour olive oil over it, put about half to 1/3rd as much vinegar sprinkle with salt and (here is the secret ingredient) a scant tablespoon of non-nutritive sweetener (this is generally splenda). Toss and serve. I just found this unbelievably good vinegar. I got it at Harris Teeter, brand is Framboises Fraiches and at the bottom says Delouis France. It is white wine vinegar with macerated raspberries. OMG it makes everything taste better!