HI LADIES ~ I can sure relate to what you are all saying; I was just reading a post from BOOTSIE in the CE'ers thread. I was just lamenting to my DH this week that I don't know who or what to listen to anymore. I have tried portions, calorie counting, low-fat, lower carb, and was reading about another plan recently which claims to have the best answer but I just know that I wouldn't be able to stick to that plan becuz it is so restrictive (as in very low carb).
I am eating very healthy now; and much less than I have for years (at least five or more); and I am now losing inches again, but not sure about how much weight yet. It is just so frustrating; some days, I can eat less and feel fine, and then on days like today, I felt like I was starving all day long. So I just ate a bit more (healthy stuff though) and I'll just have to hope that it all works out in the end. That's what I have been doing lately.
I do pray every day that GOD will give us wisdom so that we can make the right choices for our health's sake; but I sure would prefer not to have to count anything (cals or carbs), and just eat healthy but good-tasting food when and how I need to. I think I am getting closer to it.
I guess we just have to trust GOD that he is in control of this part of our lives too; and let Him be in control of it. I know that I seem to be hungry for more protein, so maybe my body needs more of that, so I am going to pay attention to that, as our bodies are smart too.
Just this morning, I was remembering that there was a time in our lives that we just made regular meals (we didn't eat seconds), ate them, and just lived our lives (but we were quite active then too); and we weren't overweight then ...
I think there was a transition to junkie foods and comfort eating, so I am really gonna pray about that for eating healthy, wholesome foods; and for comfort and peace from the LORD instead. I have been working on that one for awhile now using PRAISE and SONG; and it really seems to be helping me a lot.