What does your daily menu look like now that you've lost weight. Can you give us some examples and amounts that you consume?
Well, as I said, I really don't plan to change ANYTHING. I'm still on MWL, with occasional regular plan or slightly off-plan feast days. I'm always vegan--that's non-negotiable.
So by "off-plan feast days" I mean very occasionally not making a fuss about oil in a restaurant or at a friend's house.
Otherwise, I eat lots of potatoes and brown rice and tons of veggies. I use some fresh veggies and some frozen, esp. in the recipes I make by "throwing things in a pot" a la Jeff Novick's Fast Food DVD
). I make his Longevity Soup often and eat it for days!
Breakfast is usually either hashbrowns (Yukon Golds nuked and chopped and then browned in my non-stick skillet) or oatmeal w/ fruit.
Lunch during the week is our fabulous salad bar at work--lots of veggies, some beans, and balsamic vinegar as dressing. There's a lot of variety on the salad bar so it never gets boring.
When I'm on the road for my other job (hoof trimming for horses) I take along a little cooler with leftovers that are good eaten cold, nuked Yukon Golds, and fruit.
Dinner is usually a SNAP meal (see DVD above) or something similar. I'm now working on converting some authentic Indian recipes to be McDougall friendly and have enjoyed experimenting with that. Oil is the main problem but I'm finding that the recipes are just as good w/out it.
So basically I just eat MWL. Even though I don't need to lose weight anymore, I still feel that it's the best way to eat b/c it emphasizes WHOLE foods, with no processed stuff. Not only is eating that way better for you, but it prevents me from ending up w/ stuff in my house that is a pleasure trap for me. I may occasionally eat those things (bread, tofu, etc.) but I want to eat it OUT, not IN, b/c that way it's not available for me to binge on.
I actually think that maintaining will be at least as hard as losing! So I'm trying to protect myself, as I didn't last time. I don't want to slip back into having "just a little" of X, Y or Z b/c I know I just CANNOT have "just a little." Having lost weight doesn't change that.