After at least 25 years of struggling with weight and health issues, the light bulb has finally gone on. I have recently cleaned up my act as far as my diet is concerned. I stopped eating simple carbs (bread, white rice, potatoes,pasta), animal fats, red meat, and any
[More]thing processed (including cold cuts and bacon). I have included higher fiber foods, better proteins, olive oil, and lots of water. At one time I would have felt deprived and bored, but for some reason now, I feel like I am having fun seeing what kind of foods I can put together for maximum benefit and tasted, while still staying within my chosen boundaries. I have less body pain, my diabetes is under control, and I have been losing a lot of weight. I eat whenever I am hungry and I am still losing (about 25 lbs since November 2012). I don't know why it took me so long to get it, but now that I do, I think I'm finally on my way! Now if I could only want to exercise!
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