I always fudge my TO a little. I allow some tomatoes, 1/2 oz LF cheese on an egg white omelet, and 8oz of protein. Plus, by the end of day two I let myself have popcorn or one other starch. The day before TO I make a veggie soup with onion, celery, carrots, frozen veggies, beef broth and one can of crushed tomatoes. I eat that for breakfast and dinner. I eat veggies until my stomach hurts and the gas gets bad (Poor DH).
I really just use TO as a way to get myself back on track, reminding myself what it feels like to be hungry as opposed to just wanting to eat. The next day OP seems so much more doable.
This is supposed to be about a life style change. We cannot do things to lose weight that we would not do in real life. severely restricted diets do not work and if you feel like sh&@ the diet will not work at all.
It took years of poor choices to get us here it will take years for us to really relearn how to choose well.
Think long haul not quick fix. In fact that is my new mantra. Long haul this way!