No, previously I tried the traditional method. Cut out carbs, starches, high-fat foods, and most meat options. I substituted canola oil with avocado oil, cut all red meats for fish or chicken (baked), and tossed spices with large amounts of salt. hm what else… I 100% have stopped eating all pasta and rice dishes.
No cookies, last slice of cake was mid-September. Absolutely no candy, not bc of the diet i stopped eating candy in like June/July. I had half a 3oz bag of Sour Patch Kids 3 weeks ago. I remember it because my head and stomach hurt from attempting to eat that much sugar. I haven't had any candy or sugary snacks since then. >>13947
Estimating a portion for home cooked-meals, using the caloric nutrition guides online for junkfood. At home, I have standard dinner plates and make sure my plate isn't full to the edges or stacked on top of each other. Pic is about the portion of the shrimp/okra/pea dinner I described in the original post
I need to exercise. I used to walk 4-5mi daily to catch the bus and go to work until I got a car last year. I was super skinny too.