Yes, you can stick to a diet. It only takes willpower.
Purge your house of all junk foods, chips, sodas, storebought cookies and sweets, candies, white bread, etc.
Shop for whole foods--fruits, vegetables, lean meats, rice/beans/wheat pasta in bulk, eggs, 2% milk, 100% juice. Avoid buying processed foods.
Then learn how to cook from scratch. You will be so much healthier just for cutting all the added sodium/fat/sugar found in processed foods.
Drink a lot of water and tea.
It's okay to eat dessert--in moderation. One cookie, not three.
Pay attention to portion sizes and use measuring cups if necessary.
I agree with the previous poster about using a food journal--I did that, and it opened my eyes to how much junk I was packing into my diet.
at 8:26 PM on Apr. 17, 2011