I'm still plugging away at a number of technical topics, so I wanted to share a bit more of my experience with food and weight loss.
There's a rule that I didn't mention last time, and it's possibly the most important of all of them: when you're hungry, eat something. I discovered that in order to keep losing weight over a long period, I couldn't starve myself. I had to eat whenever I felt like my body needed food and I had to eat until I wasn't hungry. Sometimes that's meant eating four or five small meals in a day.
Eating when you're hungry is a little scary when you've had problems with your weight. It's easier to have rigid rules for what and when you eat. There is, and probably always will be, a little voice that's scared of putting it all back on again. That's a reasonable concern, after all! To deal with this voice, you simply have to listen carefully to your body's signals of what it needs and trust that countless ages of evolution have - in fact - provided you with the tools you need.