I totally agree about the veggie thing. When I was vegetarian I ate a shit-tonne of vegetables every day. I would eat even raw broccoli!! I thought I loved it. Started eating meat again in JUne, and gradually the veggie (and fruit) intake have dwindled until just before Cmas I realised I was rarely eating either of them on a daily basis!
I agree with the sentiment that in the past I overate on them to fill up, and cos' I felt they were healthy. Now I'm definitely questioned if it's necessary to eat that much. I'm eating prob 3 pieces of fruit/veg a day but it's not for the comfort / full / obligatory factors anymore. I love fruit and enjoy it as a snack / breakfast food. Veggies are refreshing and just break up / enhance the flavours in the rest of my meal.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat