Thank you for taking my suggestion and putting up this weightloss board. I think it will help us motivate each other.
You body holds weight when it thinks you are going hungry. Holds fat and foods it doesn't know how to process.
Eat as much as you what of unprocessed, unrefined, non hydrogenated oils!!! Do not drink with your meals and chew, chew, chew...
~~~YOu will lose weight this way~~~
Read Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford a translation of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Read the positive qualities of each organ to understand what you have in and out of balance and know which foods to create deliciously.
Most people need to get their digestive juices re boosted and heal the intestinal villa so they can absorb their nutrients and their body isn't going hungry.
They say america has the most over fed and under nourished population.
This is why... Chew your food to have your saliva get your pancreatic fluids to begin the digestion process this will allow the small intestines to digest the food and heal your intestinal villi which will allow your body to absorb nutrients and not feel like it is starving.
Water (or liquid) with food washes out the digestive fluids and causes you not to absorb, hence you hold fats and unprocessable foods and get overweight.
one reason you have Thirst for water with food is a sign of chemical laden foods
I hope this helps, totally different from most mainstream theory's... Remember Chinese Herbal Medicine has been around for 5000 years and MainStream Theory's for about 100 years....
Flax Seed Tea steeped only for a minute each morning regrows the villi on the intestines...
So does Nettle Tea steeped overnight in a quart jar. Add about 1/3 way full with nettles. You can get a pound for $6.00 from frontier herbs online... Great female herb, good for many things!!! one of my favorites after having 4 children and needing to be strong, nurse and make healthy children