Hi Artemis, and Welcome to the Beach! So glad you are joining us!
This is my first time on SBD and have to say that the transition /detox period was hard on me as well. I was tired, had a low grade headache and was generally cranky. That lasted for about 6 days.
Beans are DEFINITELY your friend! They are chockful of "slow" carbs, fiber and a good source of protein. Try the Taco Bake, and Roasted Chickpeas (see PH1 receipe section...). I would recommend adding them to your meal plans. They gave me an energy boost and I felt fuller longer.
Remember that SBD is not about LOW carbs, it's about "SLOW" carbs.Good carbs that the body needs to work at to break down thereby keeping your blood sugars at a fairly constant level.
Any dressing that has less than 3 grams of sugar per serving seems to be the guideline. In addition, full fats like olive, canola, soy are recommended... stay away from the partially hydrogenized oils. I think Newmans ingredients are fairly natural..check the label..
You might want to check out www.fitday.com
(free) or www.dietpower.com
. (diet power offers 30 day trial and then you have to purchase the software...)These sites seem to be the most popular if you are interested in help to plan and log your food, check calories,fat,protein, carbs... and logging your activity.
While you go thru phase 1, I would recommend that you not do any real exercise...allow your body to go through the "detox" process..then add exercise to your WOL.
WaterWaterWater Luv, keep drinking that water!!
and Have patience and be kind to yourself
The Chicks here are all Very Supportive, very knowledgeable and Caring..visit us often, stop by the daily thread and join us! Read the "Stickys" for words of wisdom ..I'm sure others from our group will be adding more for you!!!
So jump in Artemis!...