I am sharing the following e-mails with permission, but the person asked for me not to use their real name. This exchange is from last month, and then picks up a few days ago.
E2X member: “Hey E2 Coaches! I have a problem. I HATE vegetables. I mean, I gag when I try to eat them. I hate kale, spinach, collards, anything green. I don’t like broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, I don’t think I can go plant-strong if I don’t like plants!”
My response: “Do you like potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta, corn peas or carrots? How about beans and oats?” What about fruit?”
Their response: “I like potatoes (thought they were bad!) I like rice, pasta, corn, peas, not carrots, I like some beans and I like oats, I like most fruit. I’ve also been taking a (name withheld) powder and trying to down it in a smoothie every morning, and I try to use gluten free when I can, and I use agave. I’m worried because I see these people eating a pound of greens a day saying that is the key to being health, so I feel like I’m not getting the nutrients I need!”
My response: “Well that is great news! You like most of the food that we recommend. So this is what I want you to do, I want you to eat all of the