You know a blueprint is just a plan, a guide. If you've ever built a house, stuff pops up that pushes you to alter the plan or go broke. Still, you end up with a house. It's OK pick and choose what works for you.
Originally Posted by parrottrl
Weight loss is also my top priority. I played around with lower carb and higher fat and ended up in a major stall. I'm back to 100-125g carb/day and doing much better. Based on my experience, your calories are in the right ball park. Choose the foods that work for you. I still have 12oz diet soda a day, chew gum with sorbitol, eat a bit of wheat once a week or so, eat the fruits I like without a shred of guilt. But on the whole, my diet is 1000X better than it was a year ago. I hardly exercise, even though I know a woman my age really needs to be lifting some heavy weight. Oh well, that's a project for another day.
Do you not find that your blood sugar is better without grain and processed food? I guess if it's not, that would be a priority for you.
The other stresses in your life can't be fixed by what you eat or don't eat, so you're going to have to find another strategy there.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related