i'm finishing up week 3 and i LOVE it. the first week was really overwhelming but i toughed through it and it for sure gets easier and is better than not eating, guessing what i "should" eat, or eating random almonds, string cheese, etc here and there....
eating fruit/grains and not eating fat was probably the hardest to wrap my head around since i had read every low carb and paleo piece of info that came my way. (i honestly would not be able to tell you the last time i had fruit prior to phase 1/day 1 LOL)
i am for sure more hungry on phase 1 since grains and fruits are digested so quickly. i do phase 2 on my busiest work days and phase 3 on my days off so i can really get creative and enjoy what i am eating.
i weighed myself the day i started just to get a baseline but I view the scale as a completely inaccurate measure of success and haven't weighed since because i want to focus on the process and not some stupid number. the good news is i FEEL differently and i am confident that eating this way has gotten me through some pretty hectic days without having a meltdown LOL
one of the things i like about the book is it tells you WHY you shouldn't have things on the "don't" list....i never knew why we shouldn't have nitrates or artificial sweeteners prior...i thought it was just a food purist thing LOL
i got the cookbook on friday and have already made a few of the recipes and liked them
my favorite thing that i recently discovered (inspired by a fb post) is a chocolate craving CRUSHER! i could drink this thing all day everyday and is acceptable for all phases....bear with me it is going to sound weird and possibly gross....
spinach (or "power blend" from costco - kale, spinach, swiss chard)
blended on smoothie setting....BAM...extra veggies AND chocolate
i will probably weigh on day 29 just for fun (as if getting on the scale is ever fun?!) and try on some "i can't fit in those!" jeans....with crossed fingers.
sorry for the really long post i am just really excited!
p.s. my skin is looking/feeling really good too!