Last year I was so NEW out of cancer treatment I still barely ate much of anything. It was around the holidays that changed. I started baking, in search of a healthy muffin recipe. I made honey bran muffins. I made whole wheat berry muffins. I used apple sauce instead of oil. All muffins were brought to work for my co-workers. Mondays became "Muffin Monday." And yes...my weight began to come back. My size 8 pants began to tighten up.
Then came holiday potlucks...yummy. I decided I should eat again. I had been a vegan, but began adding cheese back into my diet. I was so happy that food tasted good and that I had an appetite! During treatment I would go up to 14 days barely eating a 1/2 slice of toast and 1/4 cup of applesauce. I was down to 127 pounds. Now I am back to a solid size 12/14. I am round again. Everyone says I look good. I know I could lose a few pounds.
It is potluck time at work. My philosophy for these is MODERATION. My goal is to enjoy food, and even enjoy some treats. BUT, I still eat a plant based diet. I still try to drink a mug of green tea a day. I enjoy myself and allow for the treats. I will eat from the veggie tray and avoid the chip tray.