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My plan is pretty much in line with Christinam’s. I don’t have more than 4 pounds to report as ‘lost’ – but that’s in 3 weeks, so I’m pretty happy that things are going in the right direction at a fairly good pace (faster than I lost on calorie restrictive diets!). I also let myself ‘self-regulate’ and eat all I wanted of anything I wanted for a few months, to learn more about my body’s signals and also get my metabolism back in gear. I’m staying 98.5+ Deg F pretty much all the time, now.
My plan is to eat whole foods, all home-prepared, and avoid processed/pre-packaged items. I also eat when hungry and stop when full (even if <gasp> there’s still food left on my plate! [the dog is LOVING this plan]).
Right now, I’m basically carb-cycling:
Mon/Tue I get all-I-can-eat whole fruits and whole grains, with some protein and veggies (low-fat);
Wed/Thu is all-I-can-eat low-fat proteins and veggies (low/no-carb);
Fri/Sat/Sun is all-I-can-eat natural fats (avocado, nuts/nut butters, coconut/coconut oil, olive oil) balanced with protein, grains and veggies.
So, lots of variety, just not all on the same day.
The key (for me) is knowing what to grab when I’m hungry – and never letting myself get TOO hungry. Haylie Pomroy has a book out that I’m using as a guide for menu options.