When we talk about loosing weight or being healthier, conversations tend to turn toward the painful sacrifices we have to make and the foods we love that we will have to permanently eliminate from our lives. I refuse to eliminate anything I enjoy. "Life is too short!" and to add to that, we have too many real challenges to waste energy on something like food.
It is so empowering to go to a friend's house for dinner and eat whatever they give you and look at a menu and choose the food that you really want to eat, instead of thinking "Cheese - no, cream sauce - no, fried - no . . ."
I propose that you take a look at what you eat, how hungry you feel before you eat it, and how satisfied you feel after you eat it. Look for patterns. I have noticed that if I do not eat enough protein and healthy fat, I feel hungry within a couple of hours of eating. As a result, I will eat extra calories, not have the best workouts, and gain weight.
If you have any questions, comments, or observations, let me know.