How was your Thanksgiving? I hope all is well with you and yours. If you were careful what you ate yesterday, congratulations! If you weren’t, it’s OK. Thanksgiving is a very tough time to be careful with your diet. I use the word “diet” here to speak of diet in the broadest sense, as in “what you eat,” not “what you eat temporarily, just so you can eventually get back to eating the way you want to (which is generally bad for you).”
I was pretty good yesterday. Not perfect by any means, but reasonable. I managed to lose one pound. Not important in itself, but it beats gaining a pound. I still had dessert, just less dessert than usual (one serving instead of two). Here’s a tip: whole grains, lower carbs, lean proteins. No artificial sweeteners. Less sugar. Try gradually working up to a better approach to nutrition. You don’t have to go “cold turkey” unless you want to. Recognize that there’s no going back to your old habits. Onward and upward! We’ll get there together.