Thanks for the warm welcome
I am originally from upstate NY, but then lived in NYC and now Fairfax Va. for the past several years.
I have to tell you that starting this plan is quite a trip for me. For years, I ate rice and potatoes and Snackwells and pretzels because I was afraid of eating fat and not too crazy about meat.
The idea of having toasted almonds for a snack and putting real oil on my salads - is taking some getting used to!
Speaking of meat, I prefer seafood and poultry - but wonder if any here use tofu as a protein source? The only way I've ever prepared it is in stir fry with veggies
There is a nagging little voice in my head that keeps saying: " how can you eat shrimp in garlic butter sauce and steak and still lose weight?"
I am encouraged to read the success stories here - knowing that this can work.
Thanks again - fondly, barefootgrrrl - aka Terri