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After the honeymoon phase....
on June 14, 2002
I found this diet to be monotonous. This is not even the way Rachael Heller lost her weight! *Her* way is described in the book's introduction. It's a very interesting read. Far different from the much stricter diet described in the book.
I got tired of the same vegetables day after day, and I am a former vegetarian! I love vegetables! Upon further review of what constitutes a "carbohydrate addict", it turns out that *anyone* could be a carbohydrate addict. The questions in the test are so simplistic.
I'm not "addicted" to all carbs. I wasn't wanting to eat more and more and more carrots and squash, and legumes, etc. I got caught up in believing that all carbs are bad, and it was hard.
"No, I can't have that stuffed squash right now, I'll have to save it for my reward meal"...
I found it cramped my lifestyle. To quote the Heller's from their Lifespan Program book (the "updated" CAD): "In order for any program to be successful, it must be personalized to fit YOUR needs, YOUR preferences, YOUR lifestyle, and correct the cause of YOUR weight problems". (Emphasis was not supplied, it's a direct quote). Well, the cause was not as extreme as I had thought. I simply cut out the junk, and the manufactured foods. THAT was the cause.