“I can appreciate you being thirsty, but would think that a 200 calorie drink is not really what the plan is aiming for. That would be what, like 2 medium apples? Could you try water for just 1 day? Good luck with it no matter what you decide.”
My question is…did you really take back the protein Naked drink after you already tried it? Did they take it back? I didn’t know you could do that!!
So that juice…bad idea. Juice in general is a bad idea. 200 calorie DiGiorno pizza…(again, my apologies, no offense intended)…from a health standpoint? Bad idea. It’s 200 calories of extremely processed, refined, chemically altered, artificially flavored nothingness…that (for me, often, at least) leads to a cycle of craving. I remember in a much-debated post a month or so back, you and your readers talked about convenience/packaged “diet” foods vs. whole foods…and most came down in favor of frozen dinners and bagged 100-calorie junk snacks.
Your body adapts to and wants what you give it…you give it crap, it wants more crap. You give it fresh vegetables and a nice salmon filet and it wants more of that. After a year or so of eating chicken breasts and broccoli on my own, a friend told me about the Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno (who is a priorfatgirl, as am I..200 pounds two years ago, 140 lb competitive athlete today). I’m not saying it’s perfect or I’m perfect (not by far) but it only makes sense to think of food as FUEL and to make every calorie count, if that makes sense. Yeah, you have to make the effort to shop for fresh foods, prepare and cook them and pack them…but the effect it has on your metabolism, energy and, very quickly, your body — and long term, your health — is more than worth it. Just my opinions…
I don’t quite get why you would want to do this experiment. Hunger is not an emergency, that’s for sure but being hungry isn’t really required for losing weight either.
I don’t want to come off as sounding rude and I do love that you’re trying to get to the bottom of your cravings and need to eat beyond merely nutritional reasons the insight you gain is going to help you (and probably those who read about it) so much.