This is another plug for low-carb eating. I do not consider myself Paleo because of the dairy I eat. I do enjoy some cheese and some yogurt.
Both of these bits of information will serve you well as you consider how and what you eat. I especially love the maintenance benefits of low-carb eating as described in the second article. I posted earlier about an authority who stated that when adding back foods for maintenance benefits - do not add back carbs.
It just makes sense. I have had people tell me that low-carb eating doesn't work for them. I would have to take issue with that. Unless there is some medical condition it does work because metabolism is pretty much accomplished the same way for all. There are variables such as muscle mass, lifestyle, and such but it does work. These people who tell me it doesn't work for them are not having success with what they are doing either so I have to think the problem is effort.
The beauty of low-carb eating for me was that I didn't have to go hungry. I had a couple of false starts because my obese brain got to thinking h'mmmm if this has none or very few carbs I can eat all I want of it. We still need to eat when we are hungry and stop when full. I do have to confess that I don't wait for the growl all the time. It does happen but I am so tired of fighting to wait to eat. I eat almonds, walnuts, or hard boiled eggs for snacks. Sometimes it is an orange or banana but I usually go for the protein.
Hunger is different now. It is not the disturbing, craving, panic that I felt when still eating so many carbs. This is described in article one above. Hunger now is an empty, hollow feeling.
We went to a Fourth of July family cook out today and I had a hot dog and a cheeseburger - both without the bun. There was a vegetable tray there so I loaded up on that. There were deviled eggs and bowl of mixed, fresh fruit so there was dessert. I took water to drink. No problem.
I will have a salad for supper. I listen to a radio show about health and the doctor said his mother needed knee replacement surgery but the doctors would not do the surgery because of her blood pressure which was 170 on the top (sounds like mine some days). He told her to cut back on sugar and carbs and eat 1/2 of an avocado a day. Her blood pressure went down to 130. I am doing that now because my blood pressure still is not under control. I am already cutting back on sugar and carbs so I am hoping the avocado makes a difference.