So for 4 days I followed a clean eating meal plan (most like the stripped one) that I had gotten from an Oxygen mag Off the Couch issue from 2011. The meal plan is for 7 days, you eat lots of protein, and no fruit, dairy, or nuts. The calorie range on the plan is 1300-1550, which is what I typically eat.
I eat clean about 90% of the time and wanted to try this. I saw great results the first four days, losing ~5lbs.
By the fourth night though, I felt super hungry and all I could think about was fruit! The thought of eating eggs, chicken, green beans, and oatmeal for three more days made me want to gag. Needless to say, the next day I just went back to my normal clean eating. I would still like to follow one of the more balanced meal plans from the Clean Eating mag to clean up and balance my diet even more.
I wish I could have kept it up to continue with the weight loss. Has anyone else had this type of experience with one of Tosca Reno's stricter plans? Why would I feel so hungry with the meal plan even though I was getting my normal amount of calories? Any other thoughts/suggestions. Thanks!
| current weight: 141.6