I know, who would think that fruit could be a problem...but the truth is that everything has to be in moderation not to cause weight loss...and fruit is part of that. Five servings a day of just fruit is a lot.
Glad you're back, Pika, and
for the lovely compliment! I'm currently stalled...I've been losing too fast (who would think that would be a complaint?
), and in trying to slow it down, I stalled it. Oy!
Sounds like you are on the right track of getting things back together. That fruit can really make you crave, even though it is good. Perhaps it will help if you avoid fruit when you are alone, and only eat it when your mom is bound to be offering it. Then it is planned and not a binge.
And make SURE you eat protein with it or that sugar will make you bounce up and down and crave! So have some vanilla SF yogurt with it, or some cheese (the Laughing Cow Light is excellent with a pear...yummmm!), or peanut butter (awesome on apples) or some nuts.
LC, we should be fine with the veggies and a good multivitamin, though taking your vitamins separately, if you can afford it (i.e. taking a pill that is just vitamin C, another that is just vitamin E, etc.) is much more effective than a multivitamin. If you don't eat a lot of veggies with vitamin C (bell peppers come to mind), you might want to up your vitamin intake for C, for instance.