So today I'm reflecting on reading Jeff's guidelines on caloric density of foods, which is to help you stay focused on the healthier foods (for me they help me lose weight) or rather those you can eat abundantly because they typically have less calories per pound. By considering food in this way you can choose what you may need at any particular time. Thanks to Debbie for calling that to my attention.
So right now I'm reading about the diet within this lifestyle (since I'm really wishing I'd take off some more of this fat)the "mary mini"http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006nl/july/marys2.htmhttp://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006nl/june/marys.htm
I"ll come back and journal (like a fool) once I've reflected more on what I need to do. I'm thinking this 70 degree weather- correction! it got to 88 degrees!!! (tomorrow it will be back in the 50's
) has something to do with my new found interest in getting more healthy.
I'm actually feeling human, almost close to human after stopping dairy and meats and fats; but I still somehow get bingy around nuts and the like. I've not gone totally mindless like I would in the past. Perhaps that's the biggest difference now. I'm more mindful of my environment and what I'm doing with it. I'm certainly very sensitive to the affects of what I put into my body.
I ordered Maximum Weight Loss by McDougalls'. I thought I had all the books!
B: jicama and strawberry salad
L: large plate of variety of greens topped with roasted asparagus, peppers and sweet potatoes.
I'm loving the Mary mini idea. I just figured out how to cook and enjoy beefsteak sweet potato fries too. I love the things. I bought a variety of foods so I'll make half of my day a Mary-mini and one meal more complex.
Tonight I'll eat French Lentil Salad for dinner.