I've been on SparkPeople for three weeks, 10 pounds down. I'm a "real food" person also. We have a small garden, I cook. I can't say I've completely gotten rid of processed food, but I definitely eat less than I did a year ago, and less than most people eat.
I think the thing that makes me crazy about many dieters is that they'll eat lots of garbage just because it's fat free. They'll eat NON FOOD because it's fat free, or is lower in calorie. Some of the meat substitutes out there are just nastiness! And, honestly, I used to be there, too!
So, as I'm getting more confident in Spark People, and looking for the groups that will help me on my journey---I think "real food" is important, not just to our weight, but to our health overall!
"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." Andre Gide
| Pounds lost: 27.6