I just had time to read through your helpful post. I bookmarked it because I am often asked, "But what do you EAT?" when people find out that I don't eat animals, dairy, or especially oil!! You did a beautiful job of showing how simple and healthy and well-rounded our diets can really be. And, you gave us fellow travellers a tool to share with others who want to know how it's done.
I also really like how you broke it down into portion sizes and approximate calorie counts for those who really need that kind of guideline to follow. But, I agree with you that there is so much freedom in moving away from that dieting mentality and into more intuitive eating according to hunger. That being said, it takes some time to get there; to trust the process.
So, thanks for being a great example of how it's done, and for laying it all out so clearly! Well done!
Kirstykay, thank you and I'm so glad I posted that article, it seems to be a hit and I appreciate your comments.
I plan to put together some serving size ideas for those who can really use the help. You know why? I find one of the most common errors is people not eating ENOUGH! So if I look at it that way, I'm more confident about it being a plus.
I really appreciate your input in putting together this guide. I'm always eager for feedback so that I can just make things better and more useful. Please, keep me informed about any other improvements you think would be helpful!