I agree with everyone here. As we age, it gets more difficult to lose. Calorie-cycling does help - so does varying exercise. I've been walking 20-30 miles a week for a month and lost 4 lbs. *raspberries* I then started gaining, then I took it easy for three days and lost.
I've been where you are and wished I'd kept journaling my food - but I'm a nerd, and I'm gonna look back to compare my diet/exercise to my cholesterol labs some day. I'm always glad I journaled in retrospect. I've been here a long while and have quite a "pantry" built up. And you know what? I find I use whole foods more anyway. Watch those high-glycemic carbs/sugars. And if you're older, consider buying a glucose meter to monitor your blood glucose (WalMart's Reli-On is the least expensive at around $9 + $42 for 100 test strips + nomimal amt for lancets etc). It's harder to lose weight when you're prediabetic also. Exercise helps lower insulin - so try to exercise even if you're not losing: it COULD be worse!
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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