I find that following a prescribed food plan too stringent. Half the foods are things I don't eat and substituting is too much trouble. I just eat what I want and like in moderation. I use my food scale to eat one or two servings and track my intake so that I stay within 1,200 calories. It works for me so I'm happy. In two weeks I've lost 6 pounds
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I do not follow spark people's food plan. I have been gluten free for 3 years due to celiac disease. I went grain,sugar/artificial sweetener, soy, and GMO free on Nov 23, and I am doing wonderful with this way of eating.
No, I read it on Day 1, and noticed that some of the small servings were never repeated. Since I am eating by myself, what would I do with the rest of the food? That, plus the fact that I was already down 95 lbs. eating a controlled carbohydrate diet, led me to switch it off, and make my own meals about 30 minutes after joining SP.
I think it is there more as an example for those who do not have a plan, or even an idea of what they should be eating. Just another tool for our use, and we can use it if we need it. I do think that most of us would stray from the meal plans as we got a firmer grasp on eating healthier anyways. So the suggestions are kind of like training wheels. Great when you need them, but able to be removed when you are ready.
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