The problem I have with doing the McKenna plan full on is, well fear. I wish I had tracked my food so I knew what I ate and could just do it again. Of course the issue there is that then I wouldn't be doing the plan.
I am going to really work on 2 of his 4 rules, and get them totally ingrained. They are the 2 that I think will, at least in the beginning really make a difference, not only in my weight but also in my attitude toward food.
1. Eat only when I am really physically hungry, tummy growling.
2. Eat mindfully. Sit down at a table with my plate and pay attention to what I am eating. For me this also includes, putting my utensils down between bites, sitting in front of a mirror (when alone) or eating with people around, tracking every morsel, etc. Things that make me pay attention to what I am eating.
Karin, I think it is flexible enough that you could join me.
One of the things I am finding out, is that when I only eat when physically hungry, I tend to skip food at breakfast. I have been doing a cup of coffee with HWC, and then a glass of iced Republic of Tea Double Green Matcha with a bit of HWC as well. Not a problem except that I don't get any fruit or veggies and it has been hard to make up the difference, so I have only been getting 7. But I am ok with that.
I should add that I am working to stay with a calorie limit of about 1500, give or take depending on my activity level for the day. If I sit around all day, I wll try for 1400, if I move around all day, I won't worry too much if I hit 1700. So I am shooting for a range of 1400 to 1700 on that.