Nothing but fruit, veg and meat

@SuzyLong (775)
May 6, 2009 10:08am CST
My boyfriend and I have been on a strict diet of fruit, veg and meat for just over a week and other than the weight dropping off us I've also noticed how creative my boyfriend is getting with our meals. No more beans and chips with everything, it's veg but not just carrots, peas, etc. It's radishs, courgettes, cheese, potatoes and loads more. I now can't wait to get home to eat but not because I'm hungry, because I can't wait to see what he's put together. Do you think we'd eat more healthier if all our meals were more like my boyfriend's creations?
5 responses
@UK_Shree (3604)
7 May 09
I think healthy eating does force us to be a bit more creative yes. Thats because unfortunately beans and chips tastes great however you have it (in my opinion at least!!) but some of the healthier foods can taste a bit bland unless we put some more effort into them. But it does pay off - at the end of the day being healthier is a good thing and I am glad to hear you are losing weight but also enjoying your meals at the same time!
@SuzyLong (775)
7 May 09
Thank you, I really am loving my food now. All the different peppers and things that my boyfriend is now putting in our food is brilliant. I just wish we'd realised before now
@UK_Shree (3604)
7 May 09
Well it's never too late for anything. I think the biggest plus point is that you are enjoying healthier foods so much more! x
@SuzyLong (775)
8 May 09
Very true, all the diets I've been on before have depressed me because of the things I've had to give up but I don't mind with this diet because I'm now eating so much better.
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
Yes! I think he's doing good for both of you. Without meat is better. Fruits and veg are the best.
@SuzyLong (775)
6 May 09
I couldn't go without meat lol I love my meat but it's great at how much more energy I now have. My dogs have never been walked so much lol
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
6 May 09
Just try to live eco-friendly. I know meat tastes good in our tongue. It smell damn good too. But it's best without meat. I love meat too but I tried to stop eating it after I know that it's the main contributor to global warming. Even the UN admitted too.
@SuzyLong (775)
6 May 09
Really?? I didn't know that, you learn something everyday.
• United States
7 May 09
I have to admit, my favorite meal of the day is organic yogurt and an organic Gala apple for lunch...there's just something about organic apples, it's one of my favorite foods! I do agree about including whole grains into your diet. We eat organic whole wheat pasta at least once a week and have practically eliminated breads that contain enriched flour. You seem to be very happy with your new diet, which is a very good thing...it's also much better than most people's diets, so Congrats to you! I hope you stick with it!!
@SuzyLong (775)
7 May 09
Thank you very much, I hope i stick to it as well. I'm getting married next year so me and my boyfriend want to lose weight for that.
• United States
6 May 09
I think it is healthier to eat a ballanced diet of many kinds of foods. Id like to learn to make more vegiterian meals. I think it is good for you to get creative and eat more healthy meals with variety.
@SuzyLong (775)
7 May 09
Vegitarian meals are really nice, I don't mind them but my boyfriend doesn't like the idea and seeing as he's the chef in our house, he said he wants to get creative with real meat. Subway have a veggie option that I treated myself to the other week and it's surprisingly really nice.
• United States
6 May 09
No, I dont think you would be healthier by eating all of your meals like this. Although you are getting some carbohydrates in the fruits and vegetables, I doubt that your body is actually getting enough carbs. Many people think carbs are a terrible thing, thanks to the Atkins diet. However, your body NEEDS carbs to function! A better option would be to use whole grains in your meals as well. Cook brown rice as a side. Eat breads made from only whole wheat, or other whole grains. These things will help keep you full and provide more energy for your body with less calories. A diet such as you have described will help you drop weight initially, but that weight loss wont continue. You will see adverse side effects if you continue with that diet for too long. Please talk to your doctor before continuing with this diet for a long term!
@SuzyLong (775)
6 May 09
We do have rice and pasta sometimes. We also have changed over to brown bread but we keep it to a minimum. We used to go through about 4 loafs of bread a week and now we have it down to one. We have a bowls of salad or soup instead of a sandwich. We've already seen the doctor and he said he had to keep a food diary for the next time we go to see him.