A simple approach to losing weight was an absolute necessity for me since time in the kitchen isn't necessarily my ideal of fun (I lived that life when raising a family.) Things got a little complicated with the diet when I discovered I was gluten-sensitive—especially since whole wheat was a a staple on the plan. But I found plenty of substitutes that allowed me to continue eating healthy—even healthier.
One of my favorite GF meals is Walnut Apple Waffle, which is simply: two whole-grain waffles (Van's gluten-free); a chopped medium apple; two tablespoons walnuts; one teaspoon agave nectar. Easy and quick!
Since I use gluten-free waffles, I eat one and a half rather than two waffles (GF frozen waffles have more calories.) to keep the total calories for the meal to around four 400. Each of the four meals I have throughout the day have around the same number of calories. One of the best deterrence to overeating is not allowing yourself to get too hungry. I'm very conscious of this fact. And when I do eat, I try to make wise food choices and consider the total number of calories.
So far, so good. Now to lose the other twenty five pounds.