Hello! I gave up bread, potatoes, crackers, rice, pasta and a lot of sweets. I have replaced the rice, potatoes and pasta with cauliflower. I used mashed and riced cauliflower. I have increased by protein and vegetable intake. I am also making a lot more food at home. Some of the recipes are difficult to begin with but now are quite easy. I searched low carb recipes online. I also shop more in the organic aisles at local grocery stores and at natural grocers close to me. I actually saw a nutritionist yesterday since I plateaued with my weight loss. She said I was doing great and helped me to understand what else to look at on food labels. I am excited to continue my weight loss journey and see what else changes.