I'm not a fan of artificially low-fat foods. I was pleasantly surprised when I read Eat Fat, Lose Fat, which promotes using real fats in your diet like butter, coconut oil, olive oil and avocados, and says you can lose weight while doing so.
And I was really excited in January when I had more free time than usual... I spent alot of time working out and was losing weight. I was also eating about 25% more than my allowance of ww points and sort of lost faith in tracking foods and sticking to the points allowance, since I was losing weight and getting stronger and smaller while eating more.
After January I didn't have that spare time for extra workouts anymore, but I didn't go back to the more restrictive way of eating, and I continued to enjoy healthy fats and unfortunately, some serious fast food. I had some starts and stops with weight loss and now have pretty much gained all the weight back.
I have two thoughts here. One is that cutting fast food out of my life is not realistic. As much as I would like to be a healthy super-woman, if I draw the line and mandate "no more fast food, never again" then with deprivation on my mind, I am even more likely to say "honey, how about Hardee's tonight?" and say it often. The other thought is that I would like to accomplish weight loss while incorporating real, healthy fats into my diet.
I'm going to have to start planning meals again, writing down dinner for the whole week and shopping accordingly. And planning out breakfast, lunch and snacks. And to do it the way I want to, I'm going to have to figure out how to eat real foods and real fats but keep the total fat and calories down to a reasonable level to allow for weight loss. And plan for good choices with the occasional burger joint take-out: maybe eat half the burger and a small order of fries, for starters.
Sheesh, it all sounds so complicated. Maybe I will just concentrate this week on doing SOME planning, SOME exercising, making sure to eat fruits and veggies and get plenty of water. Back to baby steps, people.
Have a fab day.