Veggies - I have to say this. I hate vegetables. I will eat them as part of my food but I need more variety to get them down. Meaning I really have a hard time eating plain veggies alone. I have to cover my salads with lots of other stuff to enjoy them. This Cooler #1 has lots of plain veggies and its killing me. I have missed 2 or more servings every day.
Carbs - They make me happy, literally. I also feel satisfied when I eat even a small amount, like ½ and apple and 1 slice of 45 calorie bread. I have been doing the low carb thing for a few days and I am CRANKY and feel like crap. I not talking 5 slices of pizza carb load, just an apple or a slice of bread. It completely changes how I feel. The low carb thing is not my deal. I am going to stick to conservative carbs. Using whole grains and keeping the carb amount to less than 30g for a meal and 15g for a snack. I can skip the carbs at dinner without much fuss but lunch is super super hard.
Protein - We have a love hate relationship here. I am good with protein if I have it combined with veggies and some carbs, maybe some fat too. I have a hard time just eating a chuck of chicken without anything.
Fats – I love my peanut butter. I was raised on the natural type, skippy is gross. Trader Joes has a new PB with flax seeds, yummy. I love to add avocados to sammies or eggs. I sauté with olive oil but eggs I use butter. An apple with natural peanut butter is heaven.
I just needed to rant a bit about food. The way carbs make me feel is amazing. Maybe 6 months down the road I will have a different feeling about foods. There is a box of Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwitches calling me but I have resisted for 2 days and I will wait for 2 more (Goal weigh in day).