Along with No Excuses exercise, I practice No Decisions eating. Research suggests that the whole process of thinking about what we feel like eating is likely to cause overindulgence. Instead, we’re better off making a thoughtful choice about what to eat for breakfast and lunch. Then we can enjoy a mindful whole-foods dinner with plenty of variety.

So I have high-protein waffles with fruit for my breakfast. I have fish and salad for lunch. In both cases, there’s quite a bit of variety possible within those guidelines.

I use Blue Apron for dinners.

That’s it. Simple.

Of course, I sometimes rebel against fish and salad and eat a hot dog. I sometimes want cookies or chocolate mousse or something and sometimes I eat those things. But I have lost 95 pounds over the past few years, and I believe that I can continue the clean eating that made that happen. I don’t have to be perfect. I just have to let the habit area of my brain control the No Decisions eating.