I think part of the love of vegetables is that it's one food we can truly eat as much as we want without guilt and even quite a large measure of virtue. I think, at least we women, love a guilt-free binge. Many of us train ourselves to live in a state of chronic deprivation.
3)IMO, there is a lot of social conditioning that goes into health conscious people professing to luuuurve their veggies and saying they could never give them up. We happily bite into a raw broccoli stalk dipped in yoghurt dressing but is it really the broccoli or might the dressing with a spoon be even better? I can, as a good cook, *make* any vegetable sit down, shut up, and taste good. With enough cream sauce, melted butter, salt, and spices, sawdust would probably taste good too. Just as we left behind the social conditioning that bread is the staff of life, perhaps we can leave behind the health food social conditioning that veggies are so essential. Personally, if I never eat kale again, it will be too soon.
Still there are days when I really actually crave certain veggies and they do truly taste great, even just steamed and plain. That's not every day.
Getting enough meat to eat is a challenge, especially surrounded by such a judgmental culture. It can be hard to savor your steak when raised eyebrows are slinging through the air like arrows at you.
Paleobird, are you thinking of making a change to your own diet or are you just figuring out that the diet you've fallen into has a lot in common with these various carnivorous philosophies?
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2