One of the jokes that I share with fellow dieters is the math... oh the math! I've used more math trying to calculate sugar and carbs (and carb servings on the Belly Fat Cure) than I had used in all my adult years! I find that I MUST measure my servings sizes, I can't really eyeball it or I easily go over my S/C Values. I love this visual that I found on Pinterest from Julie Yoon's blog (image used with permission) and wanted to share it with you all! I have printed it off and taped it to my pantry door. I am a visual learner.
On the another note, my weight is really moving down again! Yippe! Boy oh boy, maintenance is unforgiving. I have a few more pounds to get back to my goal/low weight and am still doing the Fast Track to get there. I am determined, but it's hard not to give up at this stage and just settle at this weight. I feat that if I settle at this weight, next year I'll settle a few pounds higher and will start a cycle to get me back to nearly 200 lbs. I haven't had any grains/legumes/starchy veggies in almost two months, but I have overdone it on sugar a few times and that is what has stalled my loss. I cannot cheat on a diet, not even a little bit, or my weight doesn't move at all. Some people can, but apparently I am very sensitive to sugar and carbs and cannot.
If you are curious about Pinterest, take a peak at my Boards there. I have one I've labeled Low Sugar and pin all the recipes I think are BFC good or could be with minor adjustments. If you are visual person like me, you will love it.