Jan, since I will be using more whole grains like brown rice, polenta, millet etc., yes, I measure them out (which I have to do being a diabetic anyway) and I do count it on the food mover. The food mover has different calories levels on it.. I am either going to do the 1600 or
1800 calorie one. Richard Simmons recommends the 1800 calorie one for my weight and then when the weight goes down to a certain number, it changes to the 1600 calorie. If I buy
gluten-free bread or gluten-free waffles I do count them on the starches. Other than that I usually cook fresh veggies, eat fresh fruits and meat and cheese and beans and has rice milk
all which is counted on the exchange system. I know some people had a hard time with the
exchange system but I have done it for years (off and on--if I had stuck to it, I would not have
gain the weight again) and I am more use to it than anything else. I think Heather does the exchanges. Heather, please correct me if I am wrong. I cook very basic things. I used to and will start up again cooking a lot of stir fries but I stir fry using spring water and not oil. When I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil, I measure it out and put in on the all ready cooked foods.
Well, everyone, please have a Good Night's Sleep!
| Pounds lost: 9.0