We're eating very bountifully here with no weight gain.
Mark Hyman, MD has a saying "You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet". We're exercising and walking here. It feels great but it's the lack of sugar and starch that is fostering the weight loss.
Around October my doctor told me my bloodwork was showing pre diabetes. He is a holistic doctor and told me he ate pretty much a paleo diet. His only directions were "no grains, no sugar". It was a slow transformation as I already thought I was eating healthy. Sugar, flour, cookies and crackers all came from organic aisles of the grocery store so that's healthy. . .right? I had already limited adding sugar into tea and coffee by using monk fruit and stevia. This lifestyle change came through following the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) pattern https://trimhealthymama.com
. My thought at a first glance at one of their cookbooks was "too strange". After watching another friend successfully change her lifestyle with it I gave it a try. It was okay but I don't do well with the erythritol and xylitol products they use. Now I've read that even those can mess with the body's insulin production. I still rely on two of their cookbooks but I stick with their stevia (because I like how they strive for quality) and Julian Bakery Pure Monk. I incorporate their collagen, whey, nutritional yeast, gelatin into my recipes.
I recommend their podcast (The Poddy). It's very encouraging with all aspects of life, not just eating lifestyle (https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/trimhealthypodcast?selected=ADL5383411402
I think my research began at the library. Mark Hyman's "Eat Fat, Get Thin" impressed me with the history of how America has gotten into this diabetic mess. Then there was a gazillion more books and podcasts.
Following his guidelines, making THM "S" meals, the pounds just started melting away. Portions were what felt comfortable, not measured. Meals looked like what would be served at 5* restaurants.
This post will get so long just the sight of it is going to turn people away. So if I can make one plea, it would be for everyone to watch Mark Hyman's 1st podcast: https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/22/the-doctors-farmacy-episode-one-with-michael-moss/
. Maybe it will get you hooked to want to listen to more. I haven't heard a boring one yet. I now have 3 of his books, 'What The Heck Do I Eat", "What The Heck Do I Cook" and "Food Fix".