I picked up a book from the loan library at work and sat and read it during my lunch one day last week. I found it quite interesting. It looks like a good book for most of us. It has sections about stress and how it affects our weight and methods of relaxation; body image; exercising for fitness; and a sensible diet. It was an easy-to-read book about being REAL about ourselves. I really liked the book and would suggest it to anyone. It is ISBN 1-887781-00-5.
As we're on the topic... I am losing weight pound by pound. Not 5 or 10 at a time, of course. It's very slowly, but I'm finding that my clothes are starting to fit better. I am 5-10 pounds less than I was. Good news, but some days I find it frustrating. I wish it was coming off more quickly, but then I have to tell myself that I am making progress!!! I am happy about it... it's great!! So, I am getting somewhere slowly. I remind myself that slowly is better. It's safer and hopefully more permanent! I think some of the weight loss is due to cutting out grains quite a bit. Remember... grains are turned to sugar, and when we eat lots of it, it becomes fat. I rarely eat bread now. I eat oatmeal every morning and miss it when I don't. (I feel better when I have my morning bowl of oatmeal!!) The rest of the grains, I'm trying to avoid or at least have a very small amount. It isn't always convenient to eat exactly what I feel I should. But, as the cravings are minimal, I can usually make good choices! Let me tell you... that IS an improvement!! Cutting out sugar has greatly reduced my cravings. I don't feel like I am on this crazy food roller-coaster where I have to have something, then feel sick because I ate it!! So... I'm liking these benefits that come from keeping the sugar "locked-up!" Good luck all of you trying to eat healthier!! You CAN do it!!