You have to think of food, not as... if I eat this and restrict that, I'll lose more weight because quite honestly it's more about the calorie deficit you create than your food choices.
You have to lean to look at food as which foods will help keep my body satisfied throughout the day so I'm less likely to make unhealthier food choices or overeat as well as which foods are going to help me reach my recommended macronutrient, vitamin and mineral intake.
I swear I eat better food now than I ever did when I was overweight and I enjoy eating more than when I was overweight, weird huh? Because I experiment with healthier, homemade recipes. I try new things all the time. I still have the foods I love but I fit them into my calorie range *after* I've met all my daily recommended values. I don't see a problem with adding chocolate chips to my oatmeal or having a baked good I made with reduced sugar and white flour. Every single meal I eat, every single food I eat is an indulgence.
I don't look at the foods I eat as a "diet to help lose weight". I look at them as food I love to eat and food that is healthy for my body. I eat whatever I feel like eating but modify it to be healthier and more balanced.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 2/17/2013 (09:44)
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