While I have friends who have done this program without issues, I seem to have no such luck. I learned after a week into it that I had gained weight, likely due to over indulging in nuts that are high in carbohydrates compared to other things on this diet. The idea is to keep the blood sugar low and steady for good health so too many nuts was not helping my cause any. I found that I was craving different things on different days but really what I missed was just grabbing easy junk foods to snack on. Thus the nuts, easy to carry, and just grab a handful of where ever I was.
Having given up nuts, my spirits plummeted. I had no interest in any food, and was feeling deprived. Headaches came back being so low carb again and I was miserable. I wasn’t going to cheat, but I was certainly suffering and I hated it. As a result, I ended up increasing my intake of milk. This also added more unnecessary carbs though helped my head clear up.
I am still over a pound more now than when I started. I have not cheated and I do not plan to. Though Valentine’s Day was very hard I have to admit. I am trying to wrap my mind around simply finishing the 21 days and getting to eat a few strawberries again and enjoy tea and coffee with stevia again. I am trying not to focus on the weight issue.
Going gluten free was easy, this is not, not for me anyway.