to The Beach, TexasAlli!
The first bit of advice I always give is to get the book and read it thoroughly before starting on this plan. It is so important to understand the fundamentals behind this way of eating, and it's also a good read.
I think you'll discover Phase 1 is much easier to follow if you plan out all your meals and snacks a week in advance. That way you won't find yourself at a loss as to what to eat and will give you something to look forward to. Check out our Phase 1 recipes in the recipe section of our forum to find some delicious recipes and snack ideas to help keep you motivated. And make sure you include your 4 1/2 cups of veggies, beans, and dairy in your daily menus to help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Good luck, and we look forward to hearing from you daily!