Changing how I eat is a process. It will take time, and I will never be perfect.
Flour is a higher-calorie density food. Usually I don't eat highly refined flour products, and my bread is usually high-quality, whole grain bread from a local bakery.
There were a couple of times I came close to eating something I knew wasn't healthy for me (popcorn cooked in oil with salt added), but I knew that wasn't what I really wanted for my body.
At first, I felt disappointed in myself, and then I quickly shifted my mindset (I've built up my ability to do so). I knew the feeling was temporary, and I knew I could learn from my mistake. I’m developing new eating habits that will take time.
Once you understand the concept of calorie density in more depth, however, and you take a closer look at the foods you eat, you’ll realize how knowing calorie density can help you lose or maintain your weight.
At this point, with older age looming ahead of me, it’s time to stop pussy-footing around! I do not want to be trying to lose weight when I’m 70! It’s time to make changes that are permanent, and it’s time to commit 100% to my health by dropping the extra weight once and for all.