I've been on Red w/ Lite since day 1. At one point I tried to convince COD that it was too much food. After favorite Counselor picked herself up the floor from laughing so hard, she told me it was not happening.
Even I find now on maintenance, that there are days I bust my chops and am still starving. Those are the days I let myself go over plan and it really has no major negative effect.
Bottom line is most COD's aren't used to having work-out junkies as clients. It seems ironic that I was working out 6 hours a week, on top of a job that calling active is an understatement yet needed a WL program.
Good luck to both of you, trust me the new eating habits make a major difference in energy levels.