That's such a great story. Would you mind sharing what an average days eating would be like for you? I also don't want to do maximum weight loss and would be thrilled with a pound a week. I'm only in my first week, but seem to be putting on rather than losing though I know I have lost the ability to know what a proper portion of food should look like. I was wondering if you do any kind of calorie count as I was wondering if this would help me not to overeat. Also, do you eat any bread or wheat products as I was wondering if this would cause a weight gain. Thanks for your help and good luck.
Thanks for your reply. I don't count calories, but I do count fat grams or percentage. I can usually eyeball it when it comes to fresh food, but I have to look at the nutrition labeling on packaged food. I can't eat wheat. I buy gluten-free pasta and cereal and I eat a lot of rice cakes, because I like something crunchy. I try to find the kind with very little sugar. Here is what I generally eat:Breakfast
: Hot cereal like oatmeal, cream of rice, etc. or cold cereal, usually rice puffs or corn puffs. I try to eat packaged cereal with little or no added sugar or fat. I usually have 1/2 banana and 1/2 c. of Silk Almond Milk (the low fat kind)Morning Snack
: 2 large rice cakes or a few mini rice cakes with hot tea. Lunch
: Rice or baked potato with frozen vegetables or vegetable soup and a saladAfternoon snack
: Raw carrot sticks or celery and homemade hummus or homemade tortilla chips and bean dip.Supper
: I like bean burritos or enchiladas, Asian food such as vegetarian stir fry without oil, vegetarian Pad Thai, chow mein, broiled vegetable kabobs, spaghetti with meatless sauce, homemade veggie burger with baked French "fries", bean chili, acorn squash stuffed with wild rice and one of my favorite dishes is ratatouille.
p.s. I recommend Dr. McDougall's books as they all have recipes in them. Also I have a Healthy Eating & Recipe blog (see below) with recipes and I add to it from time to time.