“I don’t eat it on a daily basis, but I like so few vegetables that I need to eat a fair amount of meats to get enough protein.”
You can get protein from fish, eggs, and low fat dairy products, as well as from vegetarian sources like tofu, lentils, wheat gluten, etc. It is a good idea to have at least 2 types of protein at each meal. The reason to eat vegetables and legumes is not mainly for protein, but for minerals, vitamins, and fiber. As for not liking vegetables and legumes, I was the same way when I was young, until I learned about spices. I didn’t know what lentils were until I ate them in an Indian retaurant when I was in my 30s.
Those who need many calories don’t need to eat junk food. They can eat plenty of nuts, seeds, avocados, etc. that are healthy and high in calories. Some would also advise eating plenty of dried figs, dates, and raisins, however imo there is too much sugar in those even though they are loaded with vitamins and minerals
(brush your teeth after eating these, as the are very sticky and the sugars from these stick to the teeth and can cause cavities if left on the teeth a long time).
“If you don’t like what we eat, you don’t have to visit this thread.”
Eat what you want, but keep in mind that there are consequences to what you eat. Keep this expression in mind-“You are what you eat.”
Message Edited by JK98 on 03-25-2010 08:03 PM