Here are some things that I would consider if I were in your shoes.
First off, as I understand it, you purchased an 8 week express program and now you are doing the program on your own. You are hungry, not losing and frustrated. Right?
I looked back at some of your other posts and I did not see what plan you are on. Which colored or numbered plan are you following?
The 8 week program is a restricted food program meant to get weight off faster. It is not meant as a program that someone can stay on long term.
My guess is that your body has adjusted to whatever plan you are following and you may be in starvation mode. I say this because you say that you are hungry and have food cravings. For copies of the regular colored plans just Google – LAWL complete plans.
Have you tried fitday.com? It is a free service and you can track your food intake and exercise to see how many calories a day you are eating. If you are under 1200, you are getting too few calories. You may need even more than 1200.
If you are on your feet all day or you exercise more than 5 hours a week, you may need more food. A higher plan.
Are you losing inches, but not pounds? Are you fitting into smaller size clothes?
Are you drinking too much soda or pop each day? I have to limit my soda intake. Most days, I don’t even have 1 soda and I especially do not have soda the day before a weigh in.
If you have sugar cravings, have you checked in whether you have a yeast infection? Google Candida infections. This problem can hinder weight loss.
Do you use hot lemon water to get off water weight. The experts say to boil one half a lemon so that you get the oil of the rind.
Post you menus in the daily menu thread. This is also a good place to look for other menu ideas.
Be sure to mix up your food menus. Don’t eat the same foods each day. Keep you body guessing. Have your biggest meal for breakfast. Make sure you have your fruits and most of your starches by mid day.
Make sure you are having the allowed fat(s) each day. I sometimes think that this is one food group some people skip, but it is essential to weight loss. You have to eat a little fat to get your body to burn fat. I rely on my almonds or walnuts each day as part of my food plan. See list for other choices.
Lastly, plateaus are frustrating. Our bodies do not always lose pounds just because we are following the plan. This is especially true as you get closer to goal weight.
Take care. Hope that this helps you.
Plan 2 start 7/27/07
Red 12/27/06 - 4/15/07
46 pounds lost
Thinner is better...........