Originally Posted by tinyliny
boy, I feel positively evil. I hardly eat two servings a day, if that. (and it shows)
This is one of the reasons I went vegetarian. I used to eat nothing but chicken. I couldn't control my portions. I just wanted MEAT + STARCH and maybe an itty bitty veggie
if my mother forced me. I realized I just had to cut the meat completely in order to force myself to branch out and eat something else. I couldn't eat those potatoes by themselves! It worked, and I feel so much better now! I get way more variety in my diet, as well as more and better nutrients. It's easier for me to maintain a healthy weight, and I have more energy and less digestive upset.
Of course, I maintain the vegetarian lifestyle for many reasons, but this is definitely one of the biggest!
It is true that veggies are great and you can't really have too many, but variety is important too! Anything
in too high amounts can be unhealthy, so no matter what kind of diet you choose to follow, mix it up!