After a lifetime of trying to cut corners (fad dieting, over processed foods, diet shakes, diet sodas etc); I have finally reached the point where I realize balance is everything. That vegetables can be actually be delicious with just a little of effort. And ingredients that don't look familiar are usually chemicals I don't need.
I've done the 'starve to lose quick routine' only to binge twice as bad. I feel deprived when I have a meal in a can diet drink, instead of real food. And I've had enough sugar substitute to qualify as a lab rat.
So I guess I've become a convert. I like Trader Joes. I immediately head for the produce and frozen veggies in the regular supermarket. I have a bean collection to make Jack jealous. And I make my own Whole Wheat bread with flaxseeds.
| Pounds lost: 4.0