As I sit here munching on all the goodies bestowed upon the office this week from wonderful friends and clients, I can't help but wonder why in the world would I think that I can write anything useful about eating right? But then I remember that eating correctly is the usual thing I try to do. This season just throws me off course a bit. As years have marched on for me, I have had to consider the best way to stay relatively thin. What I discovered is that what works for me may not work for you. But if you are truly trying to find the right mix of good carbs, bad carbs, protein, fiber, fruits and vegetables, I can tell you what IS really working for me and it may be just the thing for you too. Portion control. Dirty words. Very effective. I take a small plate and eat slowly, unlike the days when I "bolted my food like a field hand"....Gone With The Wind some of you will remember. Grazing. Sounds like cows. Very effective. Small portions four or five times daily instead of three big meals. I have high blood sugar just below the diabetes threshold so I feel better this way too. I get a little crabby when my sugar crashes. Balance. Good carbs (whole grain breads, fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals, nuts and beans). There is no such thing as a long term low carb diet. It only works initially and then it all comes back. Unless you want those fat deposits that it delivers in your arteries day after day. Yuck. Lots of water, although my drink of choice is diet green tea. Several glasses daily does the trick. Nix the fast food. Entirely. A little vodka every day can't hurt either. Here's to a happy lifestyle change. No dieting allowed.