I appreciate the warm welcome!
I know exactly what you mean about carb cravings. I've learned to just stay away from sweet stuff - even the artificial sweet stuff. It all sets me up to crave the next day. I'm truly happy away from it though.
It's been a month, so I'm on phase two technically but I'm being careful how I add things back in. Mostly to make sure that if a food does cause me to crave, it doesn't get eaten for a bit. I'm eating more fruit and 100% whole wheat bread.
DH and I have a rule...two cups of veggies with lunch and dinner. Our meal now gets planned around our veggies rather than the burger, taco bell or way too large pasta dish we ate before!
I feel really good!! Just impatient to get back into the skinny jeans!