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Veggies - having a hard time eating enough
      #302562 - 03/19/07 01:36 PM
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I've been having a hard time getting enough servings of veggies every day. Not necessarily just because of my IBS, just more because I don't how to eat more of them during the day.

I tolerate most veggies when cooked, and raw I can handle carrots and a bit of lettuce on my sandwich. I tend to eat veggies with dinner (stir-fry or a side of steamed veggies) but that would be at most 1 serving. If I have more with dinner I tend to get IBS problems.

I don't really eat veggies as snacks, and can't see myself cooking veggies for breakfast and lunch. How/what form does everyone eat their veggies?

I do eat more fruit, most days I have blueberries, strawberries, banana and applesauce. But I would like to get more veggies too.

Any suggestions?

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      #302563 - 03/19/07 01:46 PM
Lisa Marie

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What do you eat for lunch every day? I typically have veggies with every dinner, and have dinner leftovers for lunch. That way I eat veggies twice a day, and fruit (smoothie) for breakfast.

What about some type of dip made from veggies to eat chips or crackers with?

How's the pill form of Bio-K going? Or are you using a different one? Still trying to figure out which probiotic to switch to after I'm done with the Bio-K bottles...

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      #302564 - 03/19/07 01:53 PM
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For lunch I tend to eat either dinner leftovers, or a turkey sandwich (with a bit of lettuce, but hardly enough to count a serving). I guess on days when I have leftovers, I'm getting about 2 servings of veggies a day. That still doesn't feel like enough to me.

The probiotic I'm using is SISU Dophilus Plus. I'm also eating Yoso soy yogurts most days and they have active bacterial cultures. So far I'm doing just fine and will continue on these. If I ever have to take antibiotics or something like that, I would take the BIO-K yogurts again since I know they worked so well. With the savings in money I'm buying a lot more food from the health food store, including the yoso yogurts, organic oatmeal, almond milk, almond butter, organic sauces (indian curry, honey garlic etc mmm so good), and tofutti products.

BTW I did try the BIO-K+ capsules last summer and they did nothing at all. I don't recommend them. (They are non-refrigerated ones, and even on the BIO-K website they recommend taking the yogurt instead of the capsules)

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      #302567 - 03/19/07 01:59 PM
Lisa Marie

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Remember that a serving of veggies is 1/2 cup. And I think the daily recommended amount is 5 servings of fruits and veggies combined. I have at least 2-3 servings of fruit every day with my smoothie, so I think I easily get another two servings of veggies between lunch and dinner.

But I know what you mean. I'm at the point where I need to try adding more IF, but part of me is scared to!

Perhaps when I'm done with the Bio-K bottles I could replace it with soy yogurt. I just add it to my smoothie anyway.... good idea! How do you like the SISU?

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      #302569 - 03/19/07 02:02 PM
Sand

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I've been eating a lot of vegetable soup for lunch lately. I like this recipe a lot and you can slide it more toward soluble veggies or more toward insoluble depending on your own tolerance and how you're feeling. If you want to stick with your turkey sandwich, you can have a very small bowl of the soup with it.

I also sometimes do a little raw veggie plate with lunch. I tolerate a lot of veggies raw but if you don't you could steam some extra with dinner then eat them cold for lunch.

I hope this helps and I hope you're feeling better.

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      #302570 - 03/19/07 02:06 PM
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I usually have about 1/2 cup at most of veggies with dinner, sometimes less. I guess I should aim for 2 servings, since I'm getting about 3 servings of fruit. I'm not really scared to add in IF, I just don't know how to add it to my meals without cooking lol. Veggies = cooking, and I'm kinda lazy recently.

I would recommend the SISU probiotics, they don't have any dairy or additives, and the Dophilus Plus has no FOS in it. The price of it is worthwhile too. I got a pack good for two months for only $25. I don't know if they're AS good as the BIO-K but they're good enough for maintaining I think.

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      #302571 - 03/19/07 02:10 PM
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I guess I could do a bit of veggie soup with lunch, that's a good idea. I tend to not want to cook at lunch, but if I make a pot of soup it could last a few days... I don't do very well with raw veggies unless they're carrots, so maybe I could snack on some carrots now and then.

I have been feeling better, both the IBS and mono. It's amazing how good my IBS has been the past week or so. Staying home, sleeping lots and eating good IBS-food has pretty much rid me of any symptoms at all. If only I could stay home and sleep this much all the time!

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      #302572 - 03/19/07 02:11 PM
Lisa Marie

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Veggies = cooking, and I'm kinda lazy recently.




I hear that one!! I'm having the same problem lately. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to get dinner ready, it's not happening!

Amy's makes several yummy soups that I take to lunch once in awhile, and their fat content is just right. They make quick and easy dinners, too! Lentil vegetable, Southwestern Fire Roasted vegetable, minestrone, etc.

I will look for the SISU this weekend at the HFS. That's way cheaper than the Bio-K! Our grocery bills are finally about to go way down.

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      #302580 - 03/19/07 03:13 PM
Gracie

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Have you tried V8 Juice or V-Go? I don't think it has any triggers in it.

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I'm glad you're feeling better in both regards. -nt- new
      #302587 - 03/19/07 05:14 PM
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