Our Beachies are so great!
You all had wonderful things to say and I don't really have much to add!
I can promise you, W. Hotmama (LOVE your name!!!
), that 99.9999999% of us lose our cravings by the 5th day (and many of us see results as early as 3 days into P1) of P1. You HAVE to stick to the guidelines in P1 to see that happen, though. It sounds impossible, I know, as a carboholic, but let me tell you, if I could do it, anyone can!!!
Seriously...I was eating unrestrained for over 3 years. I gained over 150 pounds and I figure I was eating at least
26-28 servings of carbohydrates (all
of them simple carbs) a day
. I didn't think it would be easy, but I figured anyone can do something for 2 weeks, right?
The recipes here make it so much easier than you'd believe! And once those cravings go away, you think you are in paradise!!! The first day you wake up and realize that, for the first time in forever, you actually aren't hungry enough to consume your pillow in a mad eating frenzy...well that feels like the most amazing thing ever!!!
You will have SO much more energy...you'll find that you've been missing half of life with your focus on getting your sugar/carb fix. It's something else...and I really hope you feel confident enough to put your heart into it.
As one of our fabulous mods, Sandi, has in her signature: "If you want it, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." I found that to be TOTALLY true. I always found excuses before, but when I decided that this is really what I wanted, NOTHING stood in my way. Nothing.
You CAN do this...and we're here to help! Check out the Phase 1 links in the FAQ, post in the P1 thread, and ask questions! I look forward to hearing all about your progress!