Originally Posted by CWS4322
Folks, please remember you are not dieting, you are changing your eating habits. I have lost 20-30 lb because I switched up when I ate my biggest meal (breakfast), cut bread out of my diet almost completely, only eat whole grains, and eliminated white sugar. The problem is that now I don't have any jeans that fit. And, my "sweet tooth" doesn't bother me, but the tooth I broke eating popped wild rice does...
When I stopped looking at food as the enemy, when I stopped severe restriction, that's when it became much easier. Slow gradual changes make the most sense. For me this approach works. I still eat the bad stuff once in a while, but when you make a habit of not eating much of certain things (like sugar) you crave them much less.
I don't know if I'll ever get to the point of eliminating sugar, but getting it under control works best for me.