I am now at that stage in life where I have to decrease my food.
It has been a special challenge and I have learned a lot from my sisters in program.
Among the things I have learned:
1. Whatever changes one makes need to be done slowly.
At this stage, if I drop my food too much or too fast, I have been told that my body will adjust (sigh) and then I will not know the effects of the choices that I am making.
Slow and steady wins the race.
2. For me, I need to make choices that I can live with in the long run.
This requires honesty: what is really important for me?
So, for me, I made the decision to keep the structure of my meal plan but adjust my portion sizes. This is a very personal decision.
Other people will make different choices.
I know we are not a diet and calories club, but I did calculate the calories per ounce of various food groups.
These are average measures. I will try to attach more specific measures for those who might be interested in a future post.
Fruit: 16 Calories per oz
Animal protein: 50
So, more will be revealed!