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Might I add my two cents?

Okay, I had an excuse to gain *some* weight, but not as much as I did (+43 when I stopped weighing myself). So, after that son was born - not that you could really tell by looking at me!, I went on the Fit For Life diet - a food-combining diet. (I think it's only not for diabetics because of the fruit intake.) Briefly, as I remember it, categorizing foods as fruits, vegetables, starches, or proteins, you have fruit only until noon (lots); then only meals of vegetables + starches OR vegetables + proteins, i.e., no mixing starches & protein (no roast beef sandwiches, no potatoes or rice with meat dishes...). What's great is that you can EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT so long as you keep to the rule. Eating MORE than I had, especially fruits & berries, the weight came off. (They say if you're underweight, you'll gain weight. It normalizes your weight.) http://www.amazon.com/Fit-Life-Harvey-Diamond/dp/0446553646/...
Well, happy new year, Michael, and good luck!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir