I have wanted to post this for weeks but life been getting in the way.
This book may be the epitome of my food philosophy. I never hid the fact that I like to eat. I mean I enjoy the process of eating, whether I’m hungry or not. It’s probably the main reason I carried extra weight for a majority of my life.
My last attempt (and consequently the most successful one) to lose that extra weight (and believe me there were many) I tried Weight Watchers. Their flex plan taught me how to balance my meals. I consider the Weight Watchers Flex concept much like a money system for your food. I get, say, 24 points a day. I can spend those 24 points anyway I like as long as I don’t go over (there is more to flex plan – this is just my overview). Think of it like teaching money management. Some of us need our hands held when it comes to eating, some need guidance when learning how to balance their checkbook.
Anyway, I learned very fast how to get more bang for my buck on the eating front. After a few weeks on the Flex plan, I started to notice I could eat more “good food” then “bad,” much like the image to the right from the Volumetrics Eating Plan book. To capitalize on this fact I started to do things like bulking up my chili with zucchini, adding fresh fruit to my cereal and my burgers looked more like a salad then anything else.
Why am I telling you all this? Well for people who like to eat (as I do) The Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories is a must read. It will change the way you approach food options all together whether you are following another weight loss plan or not.