So, in focusing on weight loss again, I'm having to focus on food. Specifically which foods I keep in my house. Some are pretty basic. Keep fresh fruits and veggies around. Limit overly processed and refined foods. Going beyond that though, are there any specific foods that you need to have, or not have, around?
One that really helps me is hummus. It's easy to get bored grabbing celery or carrots, but for me, if I can dip them in hummus, raw veggies are where it's at. I make it myself, so it's inexpensive, healthy, and I know what goes into it.
I love nuts. I love cashews and peanuts, hazelnuts or walnuts, almonds, pecans... In my yogurt, on my salads, or just as a handful. There's no denying nuts are very calorie dense and I just don't do well with keeping the portions reasonable.
It pains me to ban a food that I consider healthy, but for the time being, they're just not working for me. I am able to have them around occasionally when my goal is to maintain my weight, but not when I'm trying to lose.
What are the foods that help or hinder your efforts?