If you find that eating a load of greens is difficult, you can try using a green supplement complex. Something like Vegegreens or Athletic Greens are great choices. Throw them into smoothies!!
If you are trying to lose a few pounds keep your fruits to one or two servings per day. Also try to eat lower GI fruits that do not result in as large an insulin spike. For some good fruit choices click here!
3. Yams/Sweet Potatoes
They should however be limited if your goal is weight loss. Especially in the starting months. I am fortunate enough where I can tolerate a decent volume of carbs, due to my training regime and my corrected insulin sensitivity (I too went a while with very low carbs to correct this). However most people walking around are generally insulin resistance and simply eat too many carbs for their lifestyle. Just take your goals and habits into consideration when eating yams/sweet potatoes.
4. White Rice
The reason I prefer white rice over the perceived as healthier brown rice, is that white rice does not contain any anti-nutrients. Anti-nutrients do not do your digestive system any good and can inhibit the absorption of many good micronutrients. The husk is the component of rice where these anti-nutrients reside. Since the husk is removed from white rice, they do not contain these harmful properties!
5. White Potatoes
BIG SIDE NOTE: French fries, fried hash browns, etc. do not count as a good source of white potatoes!!
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