First: Potatoes (for the purposes of my own goal) don’t count. Potatoes are tubers, not true vegetables, and they’re packed with starch. Perhaps I should re-name this goal to read “eat more green vegetables”.
Second: I am eating more tomatoes and spinach now, because both of these foods are available in decent quality/quantity as of March/April. Tomatoes are fruits, not true vegetables, but I’m being lenient toward myself on this point because I haven’t eaten a lot of tomatoes until I made this goal.
Third: Buying a bundle of spinach (Nepali saag, which is in fact a word for all sorts of edible greens), washing it, chopping it, blah blah blah, tends to be problematic when I am on lunch break. I have started washing and chopping it the previous night and putting it in a bowl in the refrigerator, so that when I come to cook lunch, all I have to do is throw it in the pot. This has helped a lot. 4 weeks ago
How I did it: As a kid, half of my diet was in the form of sugar-loaded mass-produced zero-nutrition foods. The result of this habit was a childhood of being chubby and lethargic. You can imagine that it wasn't a desirable combination. I thought I was simply unlucky in the genetic lottery. I didn't know better.
Thankfully I read a lot back then. I had a lot of time as I wasn't playing sports. I kept that characteristic.
As I grew older, it occurred to me that I could read about health and apply the knowledge on myself. I might not be advantaged at birth, but I knew I wasn't fulfilling my potential either. I knew that there was a healthy person inside my weak body.
At my spare time I read about health in the scientific literature. Vegetables are simply flawless. Low calorie, low cost, high fiber, high vitamins, high versatility. It's the dream food of a nutritionist with OCD.
The more I learned the more eating healthier became a part of my life. Now it is a positive habit I'm proud of. Read how I did it… 2 months ago
I joined a CSA! For $35 a week I’ll get a weekly box of fresh produce—fruits and veggies-but mostly veggies! Each night I’m going to use one of the veggies when I cook dinner. Tonight it’s roasted broccoli! 3 months ago
I’m also fabulous friends with butternut squash and the sweet potato. Nom nom nom. 5 months ago
Still trying 7 months ago