1. Eat loads of vegetables, a ton of protein at every meal, and some fruit. Avoid all dairy, gluten.
2. Avoid processed sugars. Slash all sugar other than fruit.
3. In the words of Mark Bittman: Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.
4. No eating anything with ingredients my great-grandmother wouldn't recognize.
(And number five: Breaking these rules is fine, but no more than once a week, and only on someone else's request.)
And how yummy summer has been so far! I've learned to make poached eggs and shirred eggs. I've eaten piles of salads and sautes. This one was particularly yummy. Green beans chopped up small, with onion, celery, bell pepper, and cubes tofu. We added in some black bean garlic sauce at the end for a very quick dinner. Delicious!