For me, grains, breads, potatoes, and pasta that are whole grain don't cause me any problems. Refined grains and starches will cause me to crave more.
I've incorporated whole grains every day into my plan, and continue to do so to maintain. For me, meals tend to follow that iconic "Meat/Vegetable/Starch" pattern, albeit in non-typical portions (small meat, small starch, heaping pile o' vegetables). I get whole grain varieties whenever possible, but I don't avoid, for example, white potatoes. I figure that if I eat things mostly the way they grew, with minimal processing, it'll all work out for me in the end. And it has worked through loss and a year of maintenance - though I'm NO expert after just a year!
Goal Met - 10/28/07
- My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!