Originally Posted by ma26
How vital is it not to have too many starches and light dressings under 20 cals a tbsp? I feel incredible and healthy and vital. Bit the last few days I feel like weight loss has stalled.
ma, I'm not perfect either. I do what seems to work best for me. I personally keep the starches to a minimum, the book said it would result in faster weight loss and I wanted the excess gone quickly (plus I was a low-carber before it was "cool" so it was really normal for me). As far as the dressings, I am eating a salad with light blue cheese (there's that cheese
) with 40 cal. I'm picky about dressings and if I hate the dressing I won't eat the salad, so I think, within reason, you can get away with more oil/calories/etc. If you are feeling healthy I think you're doing it right.
I know you said you weren't going to weigh in for six weeks but maybe in a week or two if you're still feeling good about the plan you should check the scale. You may be inspired by losing a few pounds or decide to tweak something before you've invested 6 weeks.