Day 6. Saturday night.
Food wise, I'll say we're doing pretty good. We're following this plan, roughly:
"snacks" have been minimal-- homemade sweet potato fries, olives, and fruit, mostly in the evenings. We bought some Lara bars (compliant), but my husband is into them more than I am... I'd like to lose a few pounds by the end, hopefully, so avoiding them if possible. Meals have been fairly large, protein-filled, and have kept us full, mostly. I think this coming week I might seek out some "lighter" type meals (i.e., we had crock pot beef stew for most lunches this week - filling but HEAVY!)
I think the first two days, we were really pumped about following the plan-- the new recipes, learning the ins-and-outs, etc. Days 3-5, I was a bit grumpy, but other than that-- no real "side effects" along the lines of headaches, nausea, etc. We were really pretty healthy eaters before (minimal gluten, sugar), but we were BIG cheese eaters with lighter meals and lots of snacks, and we love LOVE our evening wine/beer relaxation time.
This week, I've managed to keep busy enough not to really miss our past "treats" -- we've been sitting down with kombucha in the evenings instead, which is surprisingly refreshing and a passable evening fizzy "fun" drink -- sometimes seltzer, no matter how many "tastes" just plain gets old and boring.
So-- the first weekend "on plan." It's going OK, but I think I'm fighting a bit of boredom / why are we doing this / habit changing drudgery.
Getting through it... onwards and upwards to week 2.