It's not how much you eat, it's what you eat. When I first read this in the book, Eat to Live, by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, I had to take a long pause to ponder its meaning. It's not how much you eat, it's what you eat. In simpler terms, you can eat like a bird but if what you're eating is sugar, fat, and salt then you are not going to lose weight. Those foods, in and of themselves, are addictive.You'll just eat more of it at the next sitting. Think along the lines of corned beef hash, a freshly baked roll smothered in real butter, a slice (or two) of cheesecake or butter mochi. Fat begets fat. Starch turns to sugar. Salt makes you crave more food.
However, if your choices are along the lines of vegetables, fruits, and legumes (think of the variety of beans at your disposal), then by all means HAVE AT IT! Eat to your heart's content. Morning, noon, and night. Snack in between. Think it's too much? Nope. It's not. Eat more! You can't get enough! Need an in between snack? Have a fruit! Or even a small handful of raw nuts or seeds. Maybe a super whole grain.
It's the MOST difficult and yet EASIEST way to not only slim down but, more importantly, to GET HEALTHY. Vegetables. Fruits. Beans. Some nuts and seeds. Super whole grains (not whole flours).
Trust me on this one. Try it for a week.
And if you need more help, grab a copy of the book, Eat to Live. I happen to know it's available as an audiobook in iTunes, as a Vook (video/book) on an iPad, it's available on a Kindle or you can buy the book on Amazon.com. What'll come out of reading this book? At the best, it could change your life. Heal your body. What's the least? You will be informed and understand how all diseases we suffer today stem from what we put in our mouths. And that in and of itself, is worth its price.