SactoBob wrote:That is a key, Melinda. At first, I wondered what I would eat. The produce section of the market used to be like a foreign country, and I couldn't understand whats people would find there that was even edible.
I had no idea how many different foods were available.
I had this experience, too. Since practically the only vegetables I ate were french fries and green beans, I was clueless about what I was going to eat. So, I started off McDougalling with canned goods: beans, corn, green beans, stewed tomatoes and turnip greens, all dumped in a pot and heated up.
It took a while for me to learn to eat salads with raw spinach (which I now love) and to cook veggies. Dr. McDougall's cookbook has been invaluable, along with the recipes I get from the forums here.
I still tend to eat the same things all the time since I don't get bored with the foods that I love, but that's my choice. There are lots of different foods out there that I can eat if I get adventurous. People ask me "What do you eat?" and I tell them "lots and lots of good food, all I want!"