The “Yes, No, Maybe So” Food Choice Plan
How to Live on “Yes” Foods, Let Go of “No” Foods, and Eat the Right Amounts of “Maybe So” Foods
With all the eating approaches and diets I tried as a teenager and a twenty-something struggling with my weight, what ultimately worked for me was learning to think about food in an entirely different way than I had been raised to do.
When I grew up, our family really had to get the most bang for our buck. My father was a schoolteacher and my mother didn’t work outside the home, so money was by no means plentiful. Mom would buy the least expensive fruit-of-the-week from the grocer, usually apples. She always cut up lettuce and tomatoes for each dinner’s “fill factor.” White bread was the cheapest, ...