A special welcome to CalorieLab visitors, about having my pork belly and eating it too

My post about losing 30 pounds using bento lunches as a tool is featured as a guest article on CalorieLab, a great weight loss related news site.

For people who’ve clicked through here from there, welcome! If you take the time to look around, you might wonder why this woman is saying she’s on a weight loss plan (notice the avoidance of the word ‘diet’) while writing about things like braised pork belly and spaghetti Bolognese. Earlier this year, I wrote a series of articles about my plans and thoughts for losing weight, but the one that stuck to me the most these many months later is the one about reconciling my food obsession with trying to lose weight.

And about that pork belly - we had it on Sunday, but it was so very rich, that just a little bit was enough for me. And some days later the memory and taste still lingers in my mind and on my tastebuds. For me, good, rich foods were never the problem - it was mindless eating, stress eating, and junk food. Now instead of going through a whole bar of chocolate, I have one row and savor it slowly. If I want a piece of cake, I make or buy a really good one and enjoy it, instead of trying to sublimate the urge with a poor substitute.

So simple, but so far it’s worked!

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