Originally Posted by ms51iastate
So I just messaged my coach about this, My mom who did this diet said it wouldnt be too bad. Now there is a shot I could fall off the wagon. So here it goes, I have college finals this week and I was wondering how bad a few days off would be from the diet. I do not want to feel hungry during testing and studying late hours of the night.
Use an extra packet (even two), if necessary and stay on plan since you'll be up late. Plan for lots of flavored herbal teas this week (peppermint is a great pick-me-up and is yummy to me hot or cold).
Your nosh food this week will be your favorite raw veggies (mine is celery and cukes). I'd have my restricted be a munchy-crunchy salty packet (but that's just me) b/c I can have sweet (even chocolate) w/o it being restricted.
You can do this. If you make excuses to cheat, you'll cheat. If you plan to stay on plan, after finals, you'll have succeeded on the finals AND on your diet and the feelings of accomplishment will be unmatched!
You absolutely CAN stay on plan and not starve. But give yourself permission for extra packets during the extra stress and extra waking hours.
Edit: Oh wait. ARE YOU NEW TO THE DIET??? DID SOMEBODY HAVE YOU START
DURING FINALS WEEK???? I might change my mind if this is the case...