Learning to Love Vegetables Helped Bob Lose 60 Pounds

carrots in the shape of a heart

Can’t see yourself ever liking vegetables? Neither could Bob. Bob loved to eat…a lot, but not the Full Plate Diet way. He was a professional food taster. His diet consisted of doughnuts, sweet rolls, pizza…you get the picture.

Not surprisingly, Bob’s weight ballooned. He would lose weight, only to gain more back. It was a losing battle.

He was then introduced to vegetables. It was not love at first sight. But Bob, desperate to improve his health, gave them a try. Six months later he still hated vegetables but he forced himself to make them a part of his daily diet.

Six years later he told me, “It’s funny how my tastes have changed. Now I love most vegetables. With the exception of sweet potatoes: I just shudder when I think of them. But I love vegetables now.”

The results?

Bob lost 60 pounds and has kept it off for six years and counting.

Bob’s tips for learning to love vegetables:

  • Keep eating them. Like people, we become more comfortable once we get to know them.
  • Add them to something you already like. Bob loved soup, so he experimented by adding different vegetables to his soup.
  • Do research. Bob went online and found ideas for salads he might enjoy. He tried most of them and found he liked a lot of them.


Lonnie Carbaugh

Lonnie Carbaugh, LPC, NCC,  is a Behavioral Health Counselor at Full Plate Living who has shed and kept off 25 pounds since working for Full Plate Living. He is as dedicated about walking 5 miles a day as he is about his favorite sport, baseball.