Trying vegetables for early breakfast is going okay. I'm getting better at it. This was a tip from the book "Unprocessed"; a way to insure you get in servings of the things you probably get to the end of most days and wish you could say you'd eaten. But by then, they don't seem tasty.
The idea is that you get in a pound of simple non-starchy vegetables first thing in the morning before you eat anything that can start you craving or expecting more sweet/salty/heavy things. Very like my theory of at least a pint of water before you eat or drink anything that is going to "spoil" you. Or the theory of doing exercise early before other activities can change your mind.
Instant pot is working for me on this - broccoli and red onion with a few carrots sliced in has been very nice, using its rack, 2 minute timing and releasing pressure right away. Zucchini can work when steamed, but instant pot makes it lose texture. A little salt-free seasoning is all the veggies need at that hour of the morning when taste buds are easily amused.
Whenever you then realize you've gotten hungry again, you eat again; you don't have to worry if it's too soon. The stretch receptors of the stomach have registered with the brain that you've had a filling meal once today, and all your cells are busy putting the good stuff to use, so you don't need to have anxiety over whether you're being "good".
Found bitter melon at the Asian grocery. I have absolutely no idea what to do with it - I just remember that the Blue Zones guy from National Geographic was so impressed with the health of those who ate it. lol! Adventure eating! I think you add it to soups or even to smoothies but need to put in some honey. We'll see.
Also they had big beautiful dragon fruits. Yay. They had a sign that explained that they are the white-fruited ones. I really appreciated that, since I am on the lookout for the red-fruited ones. That makes me believe that if they do get any in, they'll let customers know, and I can feel confident buying several.