I'm concentrating on eating real foods (unprocessed) though with working full time and with other responsibilities we'll see how that goes.
From my last page of the 28 day challenge:
Well, I made it to day 28. Overall, I think it has gone pretty well.
I've lost 7.8 pounds
When I started I had been having a migraine or lesser headache or heavy pressure in my head every single day for 3 weeks and was suffering from bad fatigue and could barely function.
This past week I had one migraine day and one fatigue day, so that meant 5 relatively good days. Also, when I had my migraine Saturday I took only half the dose of prescription medication I usually do.
I am having a little more energy than when I started 28 days ago, not bouncing off the walls with energy, but still noticeably more than when I started. It's a little easier to get up in the morning and I don't seem to need a nap right after breakfast like I was doing 28 days ago.
I am enjoying trying some new recipes from Engine 2 and McDougall websites. When I did McDougall 4 years ago I really didn't do any recipes, I just ate packaged foods that were no meat, no dairy, and low oil, along with fast foods that followed the same guidelines. And it still worked for me. This time around I am eating mostly unprocessed foods. Very little eating out. I think it is working better doing it this way.
The most helpful thing I learned this time around was from someone else's journal where they said they look at not plan foods and just say in their head "not food". I don't remember whose journal it was, but I find myself doing that quite often and it really helps to immediately conquer a craving. Not that I have "cravings" in the same sense as I used to. The cravings for things go away pretty quickly and I noticed my tastes have changed a lot. I hardly use any sugar on things anymore and same with salt, just using very little.