Well, you can't expect me to consider the day I got the book in the mail to be Day 1. So this will have to do.
The emphasis of this diet is on eating what they call the right carbohydrates and the right fats.
It is a 3-prong affair. The first two weeks is semi-strict — you are allowed 5 meals a day (3 meals and 2 snacks), but no starches and sugars of any kind, even fruit.
This is difficult for me. I love bread, crackers, beer, and such. I don't eat much candy or ice cream, but I love a bagel as much as any Christian man.
It also means I must shelve my Slimfast regimen for the duration. Too much sugar.
I am doing OK. I cheated and scarfed a handful of Reduced-Fat Oreos last night — another reason why today is Day 1 and not yesterday.
No Oreos today. Hah!
Weight after 24 hours — up 2 pounds, but that is likely water. And Oreo.
I'm going to try to do an honest job of this — no small feat, as diets are typically haunted by rampant dishonesty.
"Oh surely this doesn't count."
"I only had a single serving!"
Your prayers are welcome.