I can eat raisins, and have eaten raisins like candy. Handful by handful, and/or I put them in everything from roasted cauliflower soup, lentils, salads, whatever! There is nothing wrong with raisins, there's nothing wrong with any food in moderation. But I eat what I buy alot I eat alot, and fast! Yummy. I started buying them in the bulk section about 1/2 c. at a time, and that was fine, until I started to trust myself again, lol!
Almost for sure if I go too long between meals and without prepared food, that's a recipe for overeating. I always have prepared food these days, but I confess I still stretch out my meals, especially my first one because I still haven't committed to a regular yoga schedule, and I do not like to eat too much before yoga. The 12 noon class was too late, and the 11:30 class is borderline... Anyway, I'm working it out.
I've got so many other choices anyway, I'm not exactly suffering! Speaking of choices, here is my main menu plan for this week;
smoothies...love my guac smoothie...seriously!
poached chicken, tuna, italian sausage (proteins)
cabbage salad w/curry dressing
grapes, apples, prunes (obviously...I already ate the prunes!)
risotto w/mushrooms, leeks and cauliflower
candy, if I want it
I think that's it.
I spent this morning before yoga PC'ing lentils, roasting butternut, shredding salad mix and making curry dressing. I poached the chicken a few days ago...that's where I got the chicken stock to make the risotto....risotto? Yep, I made a huge yummy batch Sat night and there was so much left over that although I would not normally eat it during the week, it's not a big deal. Same with the sausage...I wouldn't normally eat it as a main weekly protein, but no biggie.
So getting back to the fun of all of this. When I use the word "diet", I don't mean "weightloss diet", I mean "nutritional diet", I'm not trying to lose weight, but it a nice side effect (I had a couple of pounds to lose). I have to eat, and want to eat well. Eating well means fresh healthy homemade foods. Healthy means a healthy balance of nutrition which should result in a healthy bodyweight and body composition...right?
It is interesting to me that I have seen and felt changes in my body, positive changes. Changes that I want to keep, and for now it doesn't feel difficult and I don't feel at all deprived. It's exciting! So whether it's week 8, or 9, or 10, it's just another great week in my life....raisins, or no raisins!