Originally Posted by Ruth Ann
Zoerba: If you can just stick with the food for a little while you'll find your tastes will change. Most of us are so used to eating carb-laden food that is full of salt, sugars, etc., etc. that it really takes a while for our palates to adapt. But they do. Some things I hated when I started I now enjoy. And experiment with some spices and different ways of cooking things, it can make all the difference in the world. Check out the recipe threads, lots of really good, delicious meals there.
Especially when you first start out, some days you just have to white knuckle it and push through. Drink decaf herbal tea when you're tempted to eat off-plan. Drink more water, eat more lettuce. Do it one day, one minute at a time if you have to. The rewards for staying OP are huge.
When cravings hit, come here and read success stories - it will help remind you of why you are doing this to begin with.
Ruth Ann...such well written advice given with kindness and the experience to back up your encouragement.
It is soooo true. This is the hardest part, but once you get a few days under your belt it makes you stronger. It becomes your investment and then a level of preservation of what you went through kicks in!