I tracked my intake yesterday to see how I was doing calorie-wise and nutrition-wise. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. I am eating to satisfaction and my calories and nutrition was REALLY good! I am even getting enough iron and I always have troubles getting enough iron. The only nutrient I have to work on is Potasium. Not too bad at all.
I am feeling good about the food these days. I am not craving bread or beans or cooked food right now.
I do think that whenever I get tired of this and I start eating cooked food again, I have accomplished what I wanted to accomplish. I am conscious of the food I am eating. I am not cheating on my diet. I am satisfied with my food and it is not about deprivation. I can take lessons from this into my regular diet.