Now that I am in weight loss mode, I realize I need to scale back the calories on some things. That means "diet food," which I have been abhorrently avoiding for the past 2 years. I've been trying not to eat fake food, which is exactly what I think "diet food" is. Low fat cheese tastes like plastic, and I'm not entirely convinced that's not what it is.
However, there have always been a few tricks that have really worked for me, and the best part of being on a weight loss journey for super extended long term periods of time means you learn a lot about yourself. Weaknesses, expectations, cravings and the like.
When TOM hits, I want carbs. ALL THE CARBS, EVERY CARB ALWAYS. I also want sugary sugar things and as much protein as I can get.
That's where TIM comes in. I can't eat all the carbs ever, but I can have some carbs, and I can have EXTRA carbs if I plan well, which I did.
I took two grocery trips. One to my co-op, which is my normal food store. I'm a member-owner and this is where I buy all my local/organic/way more awesome food. At the co-op I grabbed...