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sorry to post again but serouiosly can you eat to many vegetables , i eat 3 large carrots , 200grams brussle sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms,onion , green beans, and cabage EACH steamed for dinner!<br><br>
and at lunch i have 1 capcicum,200grams mushrooms, 1 carrots , onion, red cabbage, garlic, lettus, and bean sprouts i eat so many and than with morning tea i sometimes have some more raw mushrooms , i just seem to be able to stuff them in and dont feel anyhing , except that i just love them??????????? please help!
 

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vegetarians have to eat more than omnivores-- to get equal nutritional value. Too much fiber interferes with the absorption of vitamins-- so I would say that you can eat "too much" vegetables. oroborus?
 

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You mentioned that you are recovering from an eating disorder- do you think you eat so many vegetables to fool yourself into thinking you are eating a decent amount, when your diet may still be pretty low in fat/carbohydrates/protein?<br><br><br><br>
I only ask because I struggle with this too...
 

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Vegetables are terrific for your health in many ways, but they are filling and calorically insufficient - I've struggled with this too, I love eating them...I like nothing better than a big stirfry for dinner...but they don't contain the calories you need to sustain your weight on a veggie/vegan diet.<br><br><br><br>
What works best for me is if I am going to eat vegetables in a meal, I'll eat fewer of them and add some fat and starch.<br><br><br><br>
For example, right now I am eating breakfast: cereal with fruit and soymilk, and a small plate of raw vegetables with peanut butter. (You might not like pb and veggies - but other dips work well too).
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ellenangel</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You mentioned that you are recovering from an eating disorder- do you think you eat so many vegetables to fool yourself into thinking you are eating a decent amount, when your diet may still be pretty low in fat/carbohydrates/protein?<br><br><br><br>
I only ask because I struggle with this too...</div>
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that was my thought.
 

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yer i think i do , angel but i do love them if i could chose what to eat i alway feel like steamed veggeis , i do add oil but not much i think it is slowing my reocvery i have tried so many times to change but feel helpless , but like i said i love them and dont want to stop eating them but like make them more usful???? i dont know?
 
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maybe you could try and just eat a more suitable amount of veggies, along with more balanced amounts of other non-vegetable stuff in each of your meals, but eat the other stuff first, and save the veggies till last, and then really savour them and take your time over them- like you would a treat.<br><br><br><br>
i don't know of this is bad ED advice... with the savouring and control stuff and all?
 

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Hi,<br><br>
I just want to say I think its really wonderful that you eat so many healthy vegetables, as I believe that many people could really learn alot from your example. The average person really does not eat as much vegetables as they should. On the other hand, if you need to gain weight, and you eat so many vegetables that it interferes with your ability to gain weight because you aren't getting enough calories this way, then it is a problem. You need to save some room for the more calorie dense foods as well, or else you will never be able to put on any weight. Perhaps you should limit yourself to a certain quantity of vegetables per day so that you have room for the other foods that you need to eat.
 

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specialk,<br><br>
One more thing I wanted to mention. I wasn't really sure what you meant about the oil interfering with your recovery, however, I just wanted to say that there isn't any particular reason why you should have to eat oil to maintain a healthy weight. I am at a normal healthy weight and I do not use any oil because I prefer to eat whole natural foods rather than processed ones, so I get my fat from eating nuts and seeds rather than their extracted oils. I was thinking that perhaps you could make some tasty nut-based sauces for your vegetables. My personal favorite is kale w/ cashew cream sauce.
 

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thanks vegan you have been very helpfull<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i think the variety is great, you just need to cut back on the quantity and add in some other foods. you can't survive on veggies alone. you need whole grains and proteins too. and yes fats believe it or not.<br><br>
nut butters are great for protein and fat.<br><br><br><br>
you can add nuts to some veggie recipes and it's quite good. maybe look into that.<br><br>
add some cubed tofu when you're steaming your veggies, and cook up some brown rice to put it on. toss in some toasted sesame seeds or sliced almonds, or cashews.<br><br><br><br>
keep a bowl of nuts out on the table where you normally eat and snack on them along with your meal.<br><br><br><br>
add roasted walnuts to your salads (this is good trust me)<br><br><br><br>
dunk carrot sticks in some veganaise instead of eating them plain.<br><br><br><br>
make veggie sandwiches. lettuce, tomato, onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, cucumbers, all sliced up onto toasted whole wheat or multigrain or better yet flax or sunflower seed bread with veganaise and salt and pepper. serve with a bowl of bean/lentil soup.<br><br><br><br>
you can have a lot of variety of veggies and have them the main focus of the meal, you just have to decide which veggies you want and how you want them prepared and then think about what goes well with them. think of at least 3 things that are NOT vegetables to go with each meal, and make sure one or two of them are proteins. this includes beverages too though so it's not as hard as you might think. have a glass of soymilk or a fruit smoothie or shake made with soy.<br><br>
there are good soy yogurts out there too that make great additions to breakfast or lunch or just for snacking.
 

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thanks lady i might try thoese walnuts in my salad!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It's great that you are trying to recover from an ED! I respect you for trying to recover and I think that you should be proud to be eating so many veggies. At the same time, however, their are many many wonderful veggie dips. If your lacto-ovo veg, you can eat ranch salad dressing on your veggies or caramel on some fruits. If your vegan, you can make some of your own dressings, use salad dressing, hummus, peanut butter, earth balance on your steamed veggies etc. The grocery store has lots of veggie dips (most of them with milk in them) and lots of other things that can be used as veggie dips even though they arn't labled as veg dips. Preferably, eat something that is both high in calories and high in protien, such as peanut butter or hummus.
 
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