So over the past couple of decades like a lot of people out there I have been dieting on & off. Sometimes successfully & sometimes not.
In the past I have been dieting because other people have pressured me to but this time I am doing it because I want to. I want to be healthier rather than thinner (although that will be a pleasant side effect) & it is fortunate that Tris also wants to do the same.
One of the issues I have found in the past is that constantly denying myself things I would like to eat leads me to eventually rebel & binge. Rather than find myself in this position again I have decided to watch my food intake very carefully the majority of the week & allow myself to eat a moderate portion of the foods I avoid the rest of the week for one breakfast, one lunch & two dinners (usually over the weekend).
There will be a mixture of diet friendly & more indulgent recipes popping up from now on as I try new things. Please let me know how you get on if you give them a try.