So I just started reading The Kind Diet and I'm already freaking out a little. I'm basically vegetarian as it is, so I figured the diet would already build on what I DO eat. After looking over the recipes and reading the first few chapters, I don't know how I can replace my current foods with anything else.
I do NOT eat: salads, soups, sandwiches, beans, rice (really any grain such as quinioa, millet, etc), tofu (only in milkshakes), tomatoes (whether in a sauce or not), etc.
I have texture issues, which is why I don't like the items listed above. Right now I basically eat pasta with either oil or a white sauce, spinach and feta pizza, peanut butter toast, and vegetables like green beans, broccoli, zuccihini, carrots, cauliflower, squash. I'm also okay with pretty much any fruit or anything sweet.
I am fully aware that my current diet is not healthy and does not provide my body with enough protien, nutrients, and vitamins. Hence, my decision to read The Kind Diet. Any suggestions would be seriously appreciated. Thanks!
I'd recommend you take a look at The Happy Herbivore cookbook (or her website) and see if you like anything in there. It might be closer to your current diet than TKD and offers tons of ideas for sneaking in foods you don't really like at present. Experiment and remember, your taste buds CAN be trained. You just have to give it a shot. Your health is worth the pain of the "transition period". Your body will thank you for it!!
@Debs thanks! I'm definitely going to look into those recipes.
@Tania I actually have seen a nutrtionist...not recently, but I saw her a lot a few years ago when I was starting college. She was the one who helped me realize that I have texutre issues. I don't like the mixing of textures...hence sandwiches. I only like sandwiches when there are 2 components (peanut butter toast or grilled cheese). I'm also aware that not eating foods are my choice and I'm actually thrilled with the decisions--my nutritionist helped me to be confident about what I do and do not eat because like you said, everyone has something that is a "no food." But maybe I'll contact her again and see what other foods I might be able to add to my "yes list." haha.
Thank you both for your suggestions!! :) I really appreciate it
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