Yes, I have trouble with the starchy foods too. My nutrition pie chart is skewed towards the carbs. I do eat all whole-grain (bread, pasta, cereals, granola, etc.) but the calories still pile up.
I'm trying to focus on portion sizes, eating one cup of the whole-grain pasta instead of piling up my plate, and adding lots more veggies.
I would suggest trying to eat a lot more protein. This will help you build muscle mass, which in turn helps increase how many calories your body burns at rest, which in turn will help you lose the weight. And protein has more calories per gram than carbs, so adding protein will help you hit minimum.
The other thing I would suggest is to make sure you get enough sleep. I read something on SparkPeople a while back that said that when you don't get enough sleep, there's an imbalance of chemicals in your brain, and that imbalance will cause you to crave carbs. Which explains why I want to eat cookies right before bed. :D Maybe...
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