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Thanks Spanglymum, have only just seen this but any tips would be fantastic. I am on Day 2 and actually finding it fine although have so far not liked the porrdige or chilli. Keep reminding myself to drink more but I am sure I will get better at that. It's lovely to hear of someone who has been through the programme and maintained too, for health reasons alone I need to be one of those people.
How are you getting on, MrsT? I'm doing a refocus thing (ie a few weeks of packs to resolve a blip) so I'm on day 3 myself.
Tips? Keep focusing on the positive as much as possible. You're doing a really great thing for yourself. LL is an amazing journey... You can find out loads of stuff you never knew about yourself (or knew but were trying to deny). I sometimes found it difficult to cook dinner for my hubby and children, but if I was finding it really hard I would go and have my shake or soup in another room once I'd dished up, and read a fashion magazine at the same time. (usually we try to have as many meals as we can together as a family).
I was very pragmatic and straightforward about it with my eldest, who is nearly 7 (and was 5 when I was doing the programme). I just said I was using the soups and shakes to get the vitamins and things I needed to stay healthy while I took some extra weight off. I wanted to focus on the practical side of it rather than the emotional side, because she is totally balanced around food (as is her sister) and I'm very conscious of wanting neither of them to pick up dodgy emotional messages from me around food.
If you're struggling at any point, make a cup of (black) tea. (I found lapsang souchong with sweeteners makes a nice change! Or nettle - without sweeteners.) or have a big glass of water. Distract yourself. Once you're in ketosis, remind yourself that any 'hunger' is a figment of your imagination! Weird, but true. And it gets easier over time.
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