although i never fully subscribed to WW, i was eating and abiding by their "points" system. i got really sick of watching what i ate, and having snacks available around me at all times to try eat 5-6 meals a day. i just couldnt stomach having 6 small 300 calorie meals a day. it just didnt make sense to me.
i tried vegan. i hated watching every label ingredient in food and eating tofu and french fries and boca burgers.
i was into diet based on race, and eventually stumbled upon paleo eating, which then i stumbled and found my way here looking for paleo-style recipes. this makes much more sense to me. im probably more on the paleo than primal style eating, a lil mixed. about the only dairy i consume is some heavy cream in my cup of coffee, and mayyyybeeeee if im feeling naughty cheese. but i dont really make stuff like breads with almond flour. i basically stick to the foods as they are whole, and sometimes have a lil cheaty day where ill eat some mascapone cheese with frozen berries or some very dark chocolate melted over some strawberries and dipped in whipped cream.
it really is a huge weight off your shoulders when you know that basically anything in a box or can (unless your very careful) has crap in it you shouldnt eat and it really cuts down time spent in the supermarket when your only going to the produce isles.
i have this great lil market up the road from me that stocks all local meat, egg, cheese and produce. they still have cans/boxes isles but i generally just do the roundy outside of the store thing and skip the center isles.
"The first wealth is health."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson