In my research for dieting, I have discovered so many contrary ideas:
Eat, low-fat foods - Be sure to include saturated fat
Do not use artificial sweeteners - Use sugar,
Do not eat or drink any "diet" foods - Buy "diet" foods to help keep the calorie count low,
Count calories - Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you want and don't worry about calories.
Huh? Can you see me throwing up my hands? So this week I have tried to use common sense watching my portion size and eating plain food like veggie sticks, clear soup, (the Weight Watchers Soup on Dr. Oz show is delicious!), and taking time to savor a mouthful of food instead of slurping it down while watching TV or racing off to the next thing.
If you are trying to cut down this January or for the rest of your life, I wish you well. Just know you are not alone. We are all struggling to be good. And IF you do fall off the wagon, (okay I snuck a piece of cake at the computer club meeting on Thursday night, but do NOT tell my hubby), don't beat yourself up over it. Just keep on workin' at it and soon good eating and sugar cravings will be a part of your past.
If you have any dieting tips to share, please do.
Best wishes for success in this New Year!!!