But, I *do* eat vegetables, Doctor!

No, you don’t!

You’re eating a load of chapattis and a load of rice. And using vegetables as a side accompaniment.

That’s not eating vegetables. That’s making a show of eating vegetables. That’s making excuses. Like when kids write half a page of their homework and say that they’ve done it when asked. In reality, they’ve probably got another 5 pages to write.

It’s infuriating, as a doctor to ask patients to eat more vegetables and get stone walled by this sort of denial, of the problem.

Ideally, you should be having 50 percent of the volume of food you consume be made up of real vegetables. Not pulses, not grains.

I’m pretty sure even as a non vegetarian, I eat more vegetables than most vegetarians reading this post.

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