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Pretty good, but a few problems
on January 17, 2014
I'm at the end of my second week on this diet, so I can't really evaluate how well it works or how sustainable it is. I do, however, have a few recommendations for anyone starting this plan.
1. Prepare for a rough first week or two. I'm sure this doesn't happen to everyone, but I felt pretty rotten most of the first week: sluggish, moody, terrible headaches, even chills and nausea for a brief period. I'm guessing this was some sort of sugar withdrawal. In the second week, I'm a bit tired and moody, but the other symptoms have gone away. I was hoping for that renewed energy that people talk about, but it sure hasn't happened yet.
2. The day-by-day meal plan needs some serious modification to make it more practical -- unless you want to spend every waking hour cooking and cleaning up. The problem is that it has too much variety; this makes it look like a delicious, varied meal plan at first glance, but it turns out to be way more work than it's worth. When you're planning your week, I would suggest doubling up many of the meals so you can repeat them or modify them for the following day. And it's kind of silly that she suggests drinking four different flavors of fruit water in a single day. Relax and have raspberry water on Monday, lime water on Tuesday, etc.