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Old 09-06-2019, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Eating everything on your plate and eating too much junk food are 2 very different things. We did tell our kids they had to try everything and they either ate what I served or they starved. Our daughter on the other had didn't force food on either of her girls. Both she and her hubby have fought their weight all their lives and they didn't want their girls to do the same. It has worked pretty well for them. Both girls, in their 30s work out and though not thin, are certainly in good shape and are not overweight a bit, nor are their kids. As for the story, just knowing where it came from makes me know it is meant for shock affects. No one goes blind from eating junk food. Most of us don't buy that for a second!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I love my veggies: other than eggplant I cant think of one I don't either like or love. We have at least one each night, sometimes 2 or more. I was raised with eating them daily. I will even have them for lunch and I eat them year around. I have a friend in VA in the 80s that always said: she would always think of me as the lady who served fresh veggies every meal, year around. Even in the winter fresh veggies can be found and at a reasonable price if you look hard enough.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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I am now 70 y.o., and as a child a very picky eater. I am also one who is "texture sensitive." I really hate anything slimy or gelatinous, and I hate food that has been cut into little cubes, but mostly vegetables like carrots. I consider myself a mostly normal person, but still have aversions to the aforementioned textures. I also detest the texture of the whites of boiled eggs, or anything that seems "squidgy."
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:19 PM
 
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I can remember during some teen years where it SEEMED like I may have gone for days at a time without eating a single green vegetable, or anything resembling a salad item. I never got weak or ill though.

I wouldn't dream of doing this today.

Is this possible? Does anyone else remember ever doing this?
You call "days" a long time? In that case, I have lived in a perpetual "going a long time" not eating veggies. I have to force myself to eat veggies once or twice a week, and sometimes I don't even do that.

I was better, when I ate frozen dinners, because the veggie is there.

(Note: I don't count white potatoes, corn, and starches as veggies. But I rarely eat those, either. And I don't count veggies loaded up with butter, sausage, ham, and fats as "veggies.")

I DO eat a LOT of fruit. Every day. Often more than once a day. I could almost...almost...live on fruit alone.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I can remember during some teen years where it SEEMED like I may have gone for days at a time without eating a single green vegetable, or anything resembling a salad item. I never got weak or ill though.

I wouldn't dream of doing this today.

Is this possible? Does anyone else remember ever doing this?
I think I went about 5-7 months. I was working nights and then found a nice church and one weekend we had a veggie stew after services.. Good grief, they had thrown darn near every type in. I went through 4 bowls of it....

After that I always have veggies with meals...always.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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I can remember during some teen years where it SEEMED like I may have gone for days at a time without eating a single green vegetable, or anything resembling a salad item. I never got weak or ill though.

I wouldn't dream of doing this today.

Is this possible? Does anyone else remember ever doing this?
Potato chips are a vegetable.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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When I was teenager and college years, between McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and hamburgers, I got sick. Since then never again.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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I love vegetables (minus a select few) now fruit is different. I have to force myself to eat that a lot of the time! I have to eat foods with B-12 as I have anemia again.



I rarely eat fast food, but when I do its Grilled like at El Pollo Loco. (My Mom is in her 80's, if I can get her to eat then its where we will go sometimes!)



Most fast food and the like I avoid, healthier to eat my own well seasoned food. Have Mexican once a month or so.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:26 PM
 
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When I was a teenager I remember seeing a doctor on TV who said that a regular hamburger had "more than enough" daily vitamins and nutrients. I was like YES when I heard that. It sounded good to me. But I also ate a lot of McDonald's back then (without vegetables). I practically lived on it for a while. It seemed like months, and it was just one meal a day. I don't think I even took nutrition seriously until maybe my early 20's. I did eat vegetables on some kind of semi regular basis before then, but I didn't make a point of doing so.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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As far as I can remember, I am almost sure that I didn't have a day without at least some fruit AND veggies.
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