I lost 10 lbs! More importantly- I've kept it off thus far and with Thanksgiving in the mix I'm pretty proud of that. This diet plan made me look at cooking (and eating) in a completely different way. I couldn't use ANY fat or oils, not even non-stick spray, no fillers like rice, pasta or potatoes and no sugar. I learned a lot:
1. Unless it is fried, it doesn't need oil. Using a non-stick or well seasoned cast iron pan can eliminate the need for oils.
2. Cauliflower can be a lifesaver. When chopped fine, it makes a great substitute for rice.
3. Stevia tastes pretty good in coffee. In fact, I now prefer it to sugar.
4. Hunger is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The first sign of dehydration is... hunger! When a cup of hot tea didn't work a piece of fruit did.