On any "diet", planning your food is important. Many of the diet plans out there will give you menu lists of exactly what you're supposed to eat-- which usually include things that we either don't like, or are too expensive for our budgets.
Spark will give you meal plans as well. But you don't have to follow them exactly-- you can substitute things. If it said, asparagus-- and you don't like asparagus... well pick another green vegetable you like. Like green beans. Frozen green beans are readily available and cheap. Or maybe broccoli. Again, pretty cheap frozen.
The key to the whole thing is to plan and track what you eat, and stay in your calorie range. In the very beginning of my journey on this healthy lifestyle, I found it easier to just bake or broil a slab of some kind of lean meat, and then add low-starch vegetables and one serving of a whole grain something, as the sides. It took me a while to work my way up to doing a casserole or something. But Spark has a ton of recipes and also the Tracker will let you enter your recipe, and then give you the breakdown for calories carbs fat protein etc.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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