I am hoping Chris has the time to give his opinion on the subject but this is for anyone else who has one .
Celery is an extremely low calorie food. 1 long stalk (11 inches) has 2 grams of carbs 1 of which is fiber so you actually have just 1 gram of carb per stalk = 4 calories.
So if you ate for example 10 total for the day, that would only be 10 grams of extra carbs (40 calories) and 10 grams of fiber, although fiber is covered from all the flax seeds.
In most diets celery is often treated as a zero calorie food.
It really helps when you just feel like you need to EAT something, 1 stalk in between or with a shake is more than enough to give satiation.
On the one solid meal a day part, I read one of Chris’s post where he stated it was not a good idea and would not be a part of his book.
What if the meal consisted of protein/fat only consisting of either meat, poultry, eggs or fish. This way you do not over do it on the carbs part which is the area easiest to cheat by accident.
I ask about the meal part because Vince Gironda was extremely successfull on having clients drop fat in no time (usually less than 4 weeks) on a meat and eggs only diet with one big carb meal every 3-4 days. I know this is not similar to the V-diet. Maybe only on the low carb part but I use it as an example that one solid meal a day consisting only of meat, poultry, eggs or fish should easily be manageable.
My main point on the subject is the option to add a slight variety to make the process easier without hurting it.