CINNAMARIE is right. By all means, there IS a difference in the food we are eating!! That's why I like to refer to it as strengthening our "resist" muscles vs. our "give in" muscles. Our cravings and "hunger for more more more" REALLY do pass when we don't give in. Your body is likely quite satisfied with the wonderful nourishment you are providing it! Even processed foods with MSG are designed to make you want MORE!!
Your concern is valid though, which is why the book suggrests the cycles. We are slowly adding in more food options/calories, which is fantastic for the metabolism I always encourage moving to the next cycle, and adding the recommended foods, for that purpose. Remember that C2 rotates days (C1/C2) also, this might help you appreciate the oatmeal/healthy carbs when you do get to have them.
Of course there will be a day or two when you don't eat your 2nd fruit, or 2nd carb on a C2 day, but that shouldn't be the norm. Try to stick to the plan, and your body and metabolism will thank you!!
This is the first January in 15+ years that I haven't had the same 20 pounds to lose!! And it's because this plan sets us up for maintenance victory!!!!!!!!!
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