I'd really stick with the phase 1 for 2 weeks, then many of us do what we refer to as "phase 1.5". That's what I'm doing right now! I'm eating fruits (because I love them, and adds so much variety to my diet), but no grains that I can avoid.
I do avoid some fruits like apples, since they trigger cravings. Cutting out the grains saves me the bloat and increased hunger pretty well.
Many of us often go back to a strict phase 1 when we've made too many slips, or just need to get us back on track well. Phase 1, once you make it thru the first few days, is amazing at controlling cravings.
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Start Date: May 5, 2008
Just trying to maintain on the beach!