Thanks Paula! I’ve been following your log too and it’s inspiring and encouraging to read about your experience. I think it makes it easier to follow the plan knowing that the ones who went before you went through the same trials and tribulations and that you can make it if you stay dedicated
I added the water as you (and Chris) suggested and it did help but I’m also considering adding a little cayenne pepper to one of my chocolate shakes tonight to see if that will also tone down the sugar. Biotest might want to think about a savoury (spinach!) flavour to add to their current range
My diet, before I started this, was pretty good but I was definitely adding a lot of unnecessary calories to it over the weekends with beer. Drinking diet tonic water is definitely an effective way of stopping any cravings for alcohol. I’m surprised I haven’t missed it as much as I was expecting.