SO let me throw in a suggestion too.
First of all it is important to do your research, know what your plan is all about, AND have a back up plan ready before you even start.
I started my whole family on lower cal, low fat, very little processed foods in June. We all stuck to it, and typical for me---just tossed around 3-5 pounds for 6 weeks. Drove us all nuts! And I track everything we eat, so I do have an acurate knowledge of our intake.
So then I started doing some more research. I have dieted ALOT, and nothing works long enough to get the weight all the way off. I give up after about 2 months. I know I have done alot of damage to my metabolism over the years. So I dietician mentioned that I needed to shake things up a bit. And that is what we are doing.
We did alot of research online first, primarily on Marks Daily Apple
then I got the book. And it is working, and we are feeling great, and we are NOT hungry when usually eating 2 meals a day and a snack! Here is a three day idea of what we are eating:
Mon....Coffee, (11am) Huge salad with left over grilled chicken breast and egg on it, olive oil and lemon dressing. (6pm) 2 pork chops smothered in carmelized onions and zucchini, onion, basil and tomato cooked in butter! 8pm blueberries and strawberris
Tues....Coffee, 10:30am Huge Salad with 2 egg cups (omlette ingredients baked in muffin tin) (6pm) Cajun Chicken livers served on a bed of fresh greens with lemon and olive oil dressing. 8pm berries (get em' while in season!)
Weds..... 8am 2 fried eggs served over cooled swish chard with bacon crumbles. 1pm Blueberries, 2 ounces high quality cheddar cheese, 6pm Indian Butter Chicken, (this is a spicey sauce made of yogurt and coconut milk and tomato, with chicken pieces) skipped rice.
AND we have lost more this week then we have over the last 4 weeks on low fat low calorie!
Dare ya to check it out! We eat NO sugar, NO flours, and NO Grains. We eat meats, best if grass fed. Eggs, a little dairy, most nuts, Vegetables (no potatoes) and Fruits (berries best choice, high glycemic only occationally)
You feel hungry when you are not getting enought fat and enough protien. Your body is telling you something. We were practically processed free, but now when I look back on the week the most processed things we had were vinegar, canned coconut milk, and cheese.......
If your food came from a plant that is fantastic! UNLESS it came from a plant where an over worked, underpaid woman had to wear a hair net to work....thats the wrong kind of plant