Eat your vegetables! I used to be pretty adamant about NOT eating vegetables when I was a kid. I got punished plenty because I would fight as hard as I could not to have to eat whatever it was that my mom had cooked that day. The worst were brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus and spinach, I used to dread dinners when mom was making any of those. Tonight I cooked a pretty cool stir fry that had broccoli, asparagus and onions and it was AWESOME (Kate even said so!) Now the veggies I used to despise are my staple vegetables, and I'm always looking for new ways to make them tasty.
When I got older and didn't have to eat vegetables if I didn't want to, well I pretty much stopped eating vegetables, unless we were at a family gathering or something like that, where it would have been rude not to eat whatever was served. Fast forward a few years and I was carrying around 230 pounds, a 36-38 inch waist (from a 32 that I was in high school), a whole bunch of joint problems and I'm sure, a metabolic mess. Enter Paleo nutrition, I started eating a lot of vegetables that I never thought I would have again (at the time if I never saw a brussel sprout again it would have been too soon). I also made sure I found ways to make a vegetable tasty, once I could make a veggie taste awesome, it became a matter of creativity and what can I try next. Since I started eating Paleo, my weight seems to have settled around 190 and I wear a 32-33 inch waist size. Now go eat your veggies!