So I started my diet yesterday. I'm not following any one specific diet but I am trying to adhere to the basic health rules when it comes to eating. These are the "rules" I have created for myself:
1) I'm trying to cut out all carbs and replace them with whole wheat.
2) I'm cutting out candy. Not all sweets but specifically candy. I bought a package of Splenda and whole wheat flour so I can attempt to bake healthier goodies.
3) I'm eating more fruits.
4) I'm trying to have a protein (meat, beans, tofu) and veggies with my dinner every day.
5) I'm cutting out soda.
I'm hoping that with all of these rules in place I will be able to slowly get the weight off. I'm not looking for a quick fix, I just want to get down 40lbs by the end of 2011. It's definitely possible...I've done it before. Wish me luck!