Welcome Ladies, Preconditioning does not tell you what to eat. It is to start getting your body ready for the first menu when you do have to follow "what to eat". Many people even lose weight during preconditioning!
If you drink lots of sodas or coffee, gradually cut the amount down so when you start MRC your body will not have to go 'cold turkey'. Lack of caffeine when your body is used to getting its daily, if not hourly dose, can really make you feel bad - headaches, etc.
If you eat between meals, snacks and junk food, sugary things (like cake, cookies, candies, chocolate), salty things (like chips, popcorn, pretzels), starchy things (like breads, potatoes, rice, rolls) - start eating only at meals, cutting back, eating up or giving away things that are in your pantry or house that won't be on the menu. Enjoy and savor your favorites - you will be able to eat them again but it may be a long time.
Preconditioning is a time to get ready so when you start MRC, you will be prepared to follow the menu guide lines. If you do not have the items you are not supposed to eat in your cupboards or house, it is easier to resist them.
Good luck to all of you. This is not a hard program to follow and you do get results. Pay attention to how you can change your habits so when you reach your ideal weight, you can continue to eat well and keep the weight off.
Started MRC 23 May 2009 Stabilization 5 Oct 2009
Started Maintenance 30 Oct 2009