I am not an expert by all means, but when I lost my fourteen pounds, I follow basically something similar what is called a Mediterranean diet.
I found out that since I don't stick to it, meaning that I started to eat pastas and bread and starch again, my weight is slowly but surely coming back.
My basic diet at the time without depriving myself at all was in the morning a yogourt and fruits and coffee with milk.
At lunch, a salad with anything I wanted inside(meat,fish,vegetables, olive oil...) and a soup but with no rice or pasta.
At night a good serving of meat or fish with abundance of veggies of any kind.
The fats always olive oil nothing else.
On the week-ends, I always cheated at least one day and had a nice meal with rice or pasta and or a cheese cake sweet.
I drank water, coffee with milk and for the occasional dessert during the week, sherbet which were not fat.
Now, why is it so hard to keep the way off? There are many reasons, especially after forty, for women at least, the change in hormones and the slowing of the metabolism.
I forgot to say that I had daily exercise last year when I lost weight, we were moving, so a lot of ups and down and walking of biking daily at least for twenty minutes.
So, either you eat sensibly with non saturated fat and get away from starch and exercise moderatly to speed up the metabolism, you will put on weight a ten pounds a year or so...
> Why is so hard to keep it up Lolo? I don't
> want to invest so much money on the
> situation. Also how did you lost 40 pounds?