Wow, this is an interesting thread!
My family was never health-conscious and my mom is the kind of person who couldn't gain weight if she tried, so she never "got" why my dad and I were never stick thin. (I wasn't overweight as a teen, just not "stick thin").
So....she was in charge of the food:
- cereal for breakfast
- chips and snacks anytime
- "real meals" but stuff like fried chicken, meat and potatoes....never salads, fruit etc.
- take out, pizzza, etc.
As a later adult...at my lowest weight, I was losing without even trying,...used to eat HUGE bowls of low-fat yogurt, berries and bananas....or smoothies. Paleo-type of meals.
Then,....when I gained it back....
- healthy stuff for breakfast and lunch...
- minimal snacks during the day, but at night...pizza....popcorn....chips....binging on cake and cupcakes....cookies.
- HUGE portions too.
Loving my new app! Calorie counting is actually making sense to me now! :-)