Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Over the last year, I've gone through an eye-opening journey that included eating a vegan diet for 5 months. After all the reading and listening, I've settled on following Michael Pollan's advice in "In Defense of Food" - Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. I'm doing awesome at the "Eat Food" (as opposed to processed crap) and the "Mostly plants" part. It's that "Not too much" that I struggle with. I read lots of "Real Food" blogs and almost all of them include stories of how once they cut out the processed junk and went to all whole/real foods, any extra weight they were carrying just fell off. Well I am here to tell you that is not my experience. Turns out I can eat enough of those real/whole foods to keep this extra 20 pounds sitting right where it's been for the last few years. So while I am very proud about the way I'm eating (and feeding my family), I've got to commit to that "Not too much" part of the program too. So that's where Weight Watchers comes in. I've had great success in the past before I came across all this "real food" stuff, so I'm hopeful...scratch that...I'm confident that combining my new understanding of "real food" with the points system will get me where I need to be. Here we go!