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Thread: How many different veg. do you have at a meal?

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    How many different veg. do you have at a meal?

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    Meh, sometimes I'll have nothing but steak and eggs, sometimes it'll be a goulash loaded with 8 or 9 different veggies. I think it all evens out.

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    Same here. Sometimes not much veggie for a few days, on my VLC days. Then just sweet potato, or just stinging nettle or dandelion - but then I'll have my organic frozen veggie blend, too, on other days. Pretty random, and I also feel it evens itself out just fine. Especially since I do not rely on greens for nutrition. Getting plenty of liver and whole animals pretty much has me covered. I eat the greens to keep my skin clear and for variety since I pretty much eat the same ten foods every week....
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    I agree with the other responses. Sometimes I have stew with lots of different veg..other times I just have one veg.
    "You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need." ~ Vernon Howard

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    Sometimes it's boiled potatoes with steamed carrots and broccoli.

    More usually it's a stir fry with onions, capsicums, carrots, mushrooms etc etc.

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    I used to eat a ton of veggies and fruit, but I'm trying to eat low fiber, so I had to significantly reduce the amount I was eating, which has helped my digestive issues tremendously. So now, it still varies - some days will be very meat/protein heavy with little to no veggies or fruit, other days I'll have 1-2 different veggies with my meal. If I'm feeling like I haven't gotten a good, well-rounded assortment of brightly colored things, I'll toss 3-5 different veggies in the juicer so I don't have to suffer through the fiber.

    Cooking vegetables significantly decreases the strain on your digestive system, in addition to making many nutrients bioavailable that aren't in the raw form, and minimizes anti-nutrients or goitrogens in cruciferous veggies.

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    different amounts of veg at different days- which mainly depends on lazy i am to prepare the meal

    - one of the hardest things for me was the psychological barrier of having enough on the plate.

    eg it used to be beefburger in a bun, on a plate, with fries and occasionally another side- eg onion rings, etc etc,

    now its beef steaks with broccoli- andf i have to make myself add something so the plate seems- fuller but avoid- sides of non primal food! sounds silly but it took me a while to get used to this as majority of my old side dishes are terrible- eg, rice, chips, pasta,
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    Nothing that resembles a weed.

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    Uh... I just throw a bag of birds eye steam fresh in the microwave and then eat it. Really we're not too picky about how many varieties we eat as long as we're eating them.

    If you really want to see me get twitterpated, cook me roast root veggies from Sarah Fragoso's Everyday Paleo. I can eat an entire pan by myself!
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