My eating plan — losing weight in my 60s

“This is the last time I am losing my excess weight.” That is what I told my friends and myself frequently. I needed to make an eating plan that would both enable me to lose those extra 40 pounds, and also to maintain my weight loss for the rest of my life. This plan had to be easy to follow and satisfying. I had to be able to eat the foods that I loved and I needed to be able to stick with my eating plan when I traveled, when I ate at restaurants, and when I celebrated with family and friends.