Moving in from South Beach, but will stay in touch over there.
Sort of new to whole foods, I used to be better about eating whole and mostly organic foods, but things change before we realize if we're not paying attention. And, because I was younger, I was able to get away with eating junk in between healthy meals.
I started on South Beach in January and came out of the first phase gluten and sugar free, so decided to stay that way and focus my energy on increasing the veggies and good proteins like seeds, nuts and beans - occasionally chicken. I used to be a vegetarian - think I'm headed back in that direction. Many of the diets I've read about speak to reducing processed foods, sugars, etc and increasing veggies, good grains and better proteins. I'm finding the common threads and using those as guidelines.
Finding lots of good ideas on this section of 3FC, too!
I'm still losing weight, but more importantly, am feeling more energetic and more mentally alert.
My kids are active, naturally slim, and can get away with eating junk, but the changes in my eating habits are helping their eating habits, too.