...is lots and lots of plants. After plateauing for a couple of frustrating weeks on the weight front, I dropped a couple in the past few days and I'm now 8 pounds off! No deviations from the plan during that time, but at some point I was persisting only on faith that sooner or later the laws of physics have to prevail over the body's tendency to conserve fat and energy when it faces a calorie cut. Sooner or later, the physics says this: fewer calories in, more calories expended = inevitable weight loss.
It's so easy to cook when the food's this good! Last night I put a succotash of butter beans, fresh corn and tomatoes, enriched with a bit of farmers' market bacon but no cream, over quinoa, and served it with an arugula-and-red-bell-pepper salad with a dressing of avocado oil, mustard, and rice-wine vinegar.
Good luck to everyone following along on the #SocialDiet. We've had great response!