You are on the right track. Just keep reading and learning and sooner or later it will all click for you. When I was about your age, I subscribed to Organic Gardening Magazine and learned about clean living ---- 35-ish years ago. At that time I weighed about 165 and the first place I started was eliminating white flour and sugar. (This includes products made with white flour and sugar--for those who choose to stretch the definition). I lost 20 pounds without any other major changes in what I ate. In a short time, I learned about eating yogurt, cutting back on buying food in tin cans, eating organic, using whole foods, and reducing the use of chemicals in household use. Now, it almost is like second nature.
I was never a major junk food person so typical processed foods have never been a big problem (--when I wasn't being lazy, indifferent or just plain didn't care--life can screw with your head sometimes). Over the years, I continued to buy organic, grow my own food, buy fresh when I could, eat brown rice, use only whole grains, reduce meat and dairy intake, no or minimal fried foods--when I was at home. I am here because I have a food addiction problem and ate way too much of even 'good' clean food in the wrong proportions. I also succumbed to life 'conditions' that pressured me into making poor choices (like fast food lunches and easier 'junk' meals when my kids were young and I worked full time, went to school, etc.). For several years I wavered in my resolve to make 'consistent' healthy food choices--it took it's tole.
My resolve now is to compromise less with my food choices. This is not hard for me, since it is where my vision began 35 plus years ago.
For you, I think you are taking steps in right direction. Just keep pressing forward and taking the baby steps to improvement and you'll get there.
Wiggle room on my weight! Getting consistent with exercise tipped the scales . . . in a good way~just don't think I need to lose any more--just get firm and fit!
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
My focus is fitness!
(I'm getting there . . . )
| current weight: -9.9 under