Mainly, avoid fast food, beef and pork, processed foods, white food (white flour, rice, potatoes and sugar), and cook mostly at home from scratch, mostly. Include vegetables, fruit, small amounts of chicken and fish, dairy and eggs in moderation, grains and beans, olive and canola oil in moderation, dried fruit and nuts for dessert, and lots of water. I am not perfect, but I stick to this diet 99% of the time, and feel pretty good. The next step is to eat smaller portions, and instead of grazing all day, eat only when hungry. I already drink lots of water, but I want to postpone eating by drinking more water. I think that will be helpful in weight maintenance.
Small is beautiful, so small portions are critical to being very easy, very cheap and very healthy. This is my next goal, to stop eating before I feel full, and to sit with it to determine whether I truly am full. 4 years ago