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    Any benefit to not breaking out the "snacks"

    So I am on my 3rd day of drops, first VLCD. My question is, what are the benefits, if any, to eating your fruit and breadstick as a snack and not with your "meal"?

    I didn't really feel hungry, but at about 10:30 I decided to eat my half grapefruit and breadstick...probably more or less because if felt weird to not eat this morning and not be hungry :-)

    Does it make a difference?

    PS...never used Stevia until now and that stuff is AWESOME! Totally seeing it save me from sweet cravings!

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    There are psychological benefits of making you feel that you are getting food if you are suffering mental hunger.

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    I find that some days are harder than others, physically and mentally, on this protocol. The grisinni and the fuit are great for a treat, but not necessary if you are doing OK. I love to chop up an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon and zap in the microwave. Also, freeze your strawberries and blend them with water, lemon juice and stevia for a slushy. Someone also suggested to put cinnamon and stevia on the melba or grisinni and it is like a little sweet treat...tricks that help you through the strict P2 protocol. And you are right about the stevia. I have 9 bottles in my fridge, all lined up in a row. Remember to limit to about 20-25 drops per day. Good luck and keep in touch.

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    So true Nancy about some days just seeming harder than others. Persevere and you will be so glad you did.

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    Thanks Nancy...I posted this on my other thread but since you mention it here.....

    You say to limit the drops to 20-25 per day. I would say I have probably exceeded that. I will monitor it from now on, but any harm done in the meantime?

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    And I see your response on the other thread was it may slow losses :-) Wish there was a way to delete/edit posts! Thanks for the info!

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    With this site, it gets a bit confusing to remember where you saw what. Probably no damage done during the first week, since your losses are usually hgihest then anyway. Linda might have a better answer for you, but since it is already done, you can't change it, so I wouldn't sweat it. We all had things we did "wrong" early on that we did not know were wrong. I am still learning things after five rounds that I never knew

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    losses highest...I am a terrible typist, by the way

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