*** The Diet ***
The background -
The diet was given to me by a friend who began attending FA (Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous), which I have since started attending too. The diet is Sugar and Flour free, the whole diet is based on the fact that some people have an "allergy" to Sugar, Flour and large quantities where as once they start they can't stop and so on. I don't know if consider myself 100% an addict, however a lot of the things I have read has lead me to believe so.
Basically there is the diet (found below), and there are meetings (can be found here http://www.foodaddicts.org/meetings.php) the meetings are free to attend, they do pass around a basket and everyone puts in $1 at the meeting I have been going too. Then there is sponsorship, much like AA, FA recommends a sponsor, so for me, I call my friend each morning and tell her what I'm going to eat. Once I do that, I don't have the urge to cheat - I would feel so guilty LOL. I was actually going to Jenny Craig when my friend told me she lost almost 100 lbs doing this - in under a year, and feels amazing. Believe it or not my Jenny Craig consultant started this plan too !! It sounds pretty hard core , but I can guarantee it works, and you won't feel deprived. : ) Oh and one more thing, I guarantee you won't be hungry - I feel like I'm eating a lot of food each day. : )
Here is the diet.
1/3 C Oatmeal Plain or 1.5 Oz Cheerios Plain
4oz protien (could be Milk, 2 eggs, meat, n/f plain yogurt, light cheese)
8oz Salad + 2 tbls dressing (light dressing, sugar should not be in first 4 ingrediants)
6oz cooked veggies (non starchy)
4oz protien (meat, poultry or fish)
Same as lunch w/out the fruit