I have been floundering for my first attempt at a complete Phase 1.
But, at least I learned some things.
I learned that when you eat something that spikes your blood sugar in Phase 1, you are more likely to get cravings again, and thus to eat something else you are not supposed to.
I also learned that if I skip snacks or get hungry, my blood sugar dips and I get headaches and feel tired. Then I am much more likely to go off-diet. So I have to eat my snacks and not get hungry.
Looking forward to starting over. I just started my summer job on Monday, so maybe it will be easier to maintain the diet after I settle into the new schedule. If I start over, will there be a Phase 1 thread to post the meal plans (it really helps with the motivation)? Like: Should I post in the old thread in which people are working on their second week, or what?