People, I was just sharing, I don't need a bunch of advice on my diet. I think I'm doing fine.
PAstrychef wrote:Well, raw foods are kind of a trend these days and there are some well written cookbooks about working with them to make dishes, not just piling vegetables on a plate. They tend to have info on getting necessary nutrients in a raw diet too, which I think you might find useful.
Actually, I'd rather not focus on info on getting the necessary nutrients, since that triggers my eating disorder like mad. I try my hardest to focus on just eating healthy stuff (it helps that I don't really care for things like fried food and sweets unless I'm particularly stressed out or something), focus on variety, and figure I can't be doing worse than the food a lot of people who seem fine live on.
I mean, among the things I had today were a big salmon- and romaine-filled sandwich, a big bowl of blueberries, almond milk, a bit of cheese, some cashews, ... That doesn't sound all that bad to me.
I guess I eat mostly raw food, but I don't think things like bread fall in that category?
Whizbang wrote:What about braised or steamed veggies? Do those gross you out? If not, you can slowly work your way up to fully cooked veggies.
Yup. Every so often I try eating them again, but given that the stuff I already eat makes me feel good and doesn't make me want to spit it out, I always end up giving up on that. It's really not a matter of getting used to it, I think. I just genuinely don't like the taste, no matter how many different things I've tried, and I'm not particularly motivated to keep trying given the healthy and delicious stuff I eat.
Whizbang wrote:What about cooked but cold meat, as if deli meat or left over chicken or beef or something?
Well, chicken is ew for me, but I'm fine with eating deli meat, though I rarely buy it.
Quercus wrote:If you want a greater variety of veg there are some great looking raw soups around, and at least from my experience of chilled soups (not necessarily entirely raw, but often mostly raw or at least minimally cooked) they tend to be delicious. Just googling "raw soups" gets you a load of recipes. They have the added advantage that the prep instructions are rarely more complicated than "blend ingredients, season, serve".
The thing is, I don't want 'a greater variety of veg'. The way I'm eating works for me, I actually rather like it a lot and it makes me feel good, but I was simply sharing it because it's a bit of a controversial way to eat (which is why I always seem to get advice on alternative things to try).