You don't HAVE TO follow the meal plan. I never did. I used it more for ideas of what I should be eating when I started out. If you don't want to follow the meal plan, try to have a few servings or fruits or vegetables, healthy fats (think olive oil, avocado, nuts) and lean protein in each meal. Stay within your calorie range and macronutrient ranges (carbs, fats, proteins).
Also, eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. I've found it's cheaper than almost any form of junk food. Maybe it can get expensive when you're buying a bottle of olive oil and various herbs and spices, but those two things can last awhile in your pantry and you don't have to buy them on a weekly basis.
Another thing: You may not see any results in the first week, so don't let that discourage you. Think of this as a healthy lifestyle where you make permanent changes, not just as a way to lose weight.
Edited by: KRISTEN_SAYS at: 1/7/2013 (08:30)
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