I'm not eating any fruits or vegetables, how long will it take before I notice any effect?
OK, so I have never been eating fruits or vegetables, not even as a child. My parents tried for many years to force me to eat them, but it didn’t do any good. It’s not as simple as I simple do not like them. I literally gag and vomit when I try to eat them. When my parents tried to get me to eat them they would say I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I ate some of the salad and I would force myself to eat it by taking small pieces and swallowing it with water (as when you take pills).
I have tried several times as an adult to incorporate this crap into my diet and force myself to eat them, but I just cringe by looking at them! They look so nasty and I hate the consistancy too and the way they crunch and crack when being chewed. I have tried to boil and prepare them every thinkable way, but to no avail.
I know it’s technically not vegetables, but I do eat potatoes, and onions (when cooked) – not green onions tho. I also drink lots of juice especially orange juice. I eat LOTS of meat. Usually my food consist of some sort of processed meat (hot dogs, meatballs, hamburger, etc) with either mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes, rice, etc. I suppose my diet is somewhat high in fat, but I eat absolutely no sweets whatsoever.
I am now 34 years old and I have been taking multivitamins since about 6-7 years back. I have not noticed anything wrong with my body, I rarely get sick. I weigh 178 lbs and I’m about 6 ft tall.
If it’s so dangerous to not eat vegetables, how come I have not noticed anything wrong with me after 34 years into my life? How long does it take usually before people who don’t eat vegetables start having health issues?
Or will I be fine if I keep eating potatoes and drink lots of fruit juice like orange juice, and take my vitamins?
Please answer if you have some knowledge on the subject, no wild guesses plz. Dietrists and doctors esp welcome to answer. 🙂