So..I didn't make it through Phase 1, but.....
I tried and tried and I just felt way too funky on Phase 1. And I think if you get to a point where you really just can't function, then that is certainly not going to get you to a successful place. With that being said, I started out by adding an apple and a nutty granola bar. I felt wonderful and oh, so much better. I continued to drink lots and lots of water. My plan is to start out with protein/veggie only breakfast, protein snack, and then see how I feel by lunch. I just go as far as possible until the yukky feeling starts. Then I eat a piece of fruit or small amount of carb and then resume protein and veggies/beans. I feel great and I've already lost 4 pounds this way. I suppose this is similar to moving on to phase 2. I have found that I no longer crave fast food or chocolate, which were my baddies. My son and I enjoy the ricotta/cocoa dessert each evening. Eating this way is really so simple! So if you just can't make it through phase 1 like me, just try to make a little adjustment but don't give up!!!!