I began phase 1 initially two weeks before the 4th of July. I was doing a CLEAN phase 1 for 13 days (until the infamous 4th rolled around). I had every intention of staying ON PLAN for the holiday, but I was camping in the woods with limited food choices, and I just wasn't strong enough to go through the extra time/trouble to prepare on plan foods with inadequate materials and equipment. I strayed BIG. As of yesterday however, I am back on phase 1, but I am modifying it to make it more strict (seeing as my cravings never really went away, and I feel like I could have done better). (I did have TOM during my second week, and I think that was the WRONG time). I am going to abstain from the following over the next 2 weeks (in addition to items usually prohibited):
Yogurt, milk, cottage cheese, and other dairy with a high lactose content.
Artificial sweeteners, and items that are artificially sweetened. (I will allow 1 packet of stevia per day)....I am not even having my usual sugar free metamucil, I'll switch it for pure psyllium.
I hope those tweaks with help to further cut my cravings and show me better results after the 2 weeks are up. A more strict 1.5 will follow.