And I gained 1 lb. the first day. I don't crave any foods, except perhaps slow carb vegetables. I only want to loose my belly fat gained once I quit cigarettes and hormones. I'm 64, 108# and only want to loose about 5#. I'm 5 ft. short (there is nothing tall about 5 ft!) I was so uncomfortable by the second day, that I started seeking ways to find the least amount of food to stuff down my throat. Is it okay if proportionally size down the amounts while observing the basics like 2 of these to 1 of those? And WHY all the fast carbs? It's nice to know I can introduce back into my life foods I quit eating 45 years ago, but why MUST I eat them on you diet? My body is accustomed to vegetables, proteins being mostly lean chicken and the like, salads without fatty dressings, whole grain breads and crackers. I wasn't miserable until I started eating all the food you require. I don't need to fill myself up like people who are accustomed to downing thousands of calories per day. My body is accustomed to less than 1000 per day. Is there a middle road?