Star McDougaller's I think the reason that I need your help is the sweet potato still seems like desert to me. Even though I read this quote from Ellen Jaffe Jones just today. She is another Star McDougaller featured for her book in this months newsletter.
It wasn't that long ago when I was trying to lose 25 pounds. I eventually did using Mary's Mini. I read that some of you are struggling, and I would encourage you to make sweet potatoes your "starch." I taught cooking classes before my book came out, and I found that if you stick to the program, it works. I had a woman lose 120 pounds in 8 months never counting calories and loving the food. (The newspaper did a story with her before and after pix...on my Facebook book page.)
I know now it's fine from another Star McDougaller, but I am not sure I am doing it correctly. So, I put it to you to critique: this is my plan and a few questions as well.
B: nuked sweet potato w/ cinnamon/mixed fruit
L: salad and nuked sweet potato w/ salsa
D: salad and cubed sweet potatoes w/ greens
Snack & desert - fruit - sweet potato with a tiny bit of maple syrup
Is this OK.
I plan to vary the greens for dinner; not to avoid monotany, but to hit the best prices, hahaha! Greens cost big greenbacks here!
My big confusion comes from this excerpt from the one of the two Mary's Minis, as introduced in the newsletter:
Grazing works better for weight loss and lowering cholesterol—which means snacks are fine. But snacks should be of the same foods as your meals, like boiled or roasted potatoes and dry-fried French fries with the diet pictured above of potatoes—not crackers and pretzels
My confusion is that I am trying to get my head around what this means: since I have been thinking on MWL you are eating your starch along with a veggie at no greater than a 1:1 ratio and for more weight loss more veggies. Is the above quote saying you can just eat the starch ALONE in between meals, like I plan to do, if I need something after dinner?
I have seen in many forum threads that people take precooked small potatoes to work for snacks - so, I guess just having the starch without veggies is OK - but I am so not sure about this.
Help please! And thank you too! Michelle