Do you hear what I hear? The groans, the moans, it must be Thanksgiving! Ah, who can resist a holiday designed around food? Turkey and casseroles and pies - oh MY! Definitely not the time of year to be on a "diet". Good thing I'm not!
From the start, I chose not to call this change a "diet". You realize what the majority of the word "diet" is made up of - right? D-I-E. That's no way to live! Instead of diet, I choose to LIVE-IT! While a restricted diet can help you lose weight, it's not reasonable - not sustainable. That's why so many diets fail.
Going in to the holiday, I was prepared. I planned, and I followed my plate plan - 50% vegetables, 25% protein, and 25% grains. In the end, I walked away very satisfied and not miserable. My jeans were not cutting me in half. I didn't go in to a turkey coma. I wasn't miserable. Wow! That's a new one!
Check out my plate.