Yes, I certainly have the ability to eat this way the rest of my life. I mean, if I am doing it now - I should be able to do it 5 weeks, 5 months or 5 years from now, right?
The question is, "WILL I keep doing this the rest of my life?" I have no choice if I am going to be healthy.
The reason I haven't tracked food in the past was because I saw that as tedious, restricting, boring...a chore instead of a tool. Which is much the same way I viewed a financial budget - until using one helped set me free of debt!
Did I mention that we had some chocolate nut candies last night for supper? We have had them many times before. I usually made two batches, one for each of us. Uhmmmm - one batch is four servings! Now, I know this because of using the Food Tracker. It's not forbidden...just takes a little portion control and planning ahead.