Hunger is really common during the first few days. People experience different forms of “hunger”. Some say their stomach grumbles and grumbles; some say it feels like an empty feeling in the pit of their stomach (like when you’ve gone way too long without food). Remember that your body is going through a huge transition from feeding off of sugar to now feeding off of fat. It is also breaking a habit of snacking, so there is quite a bit of change happening in the first few days of the protocol. Until this initial feeling goes away, there are a few things you can do.
- Make sure you are drinking plenty of water (1/2 your body weight in ounces each day is a good rule of thumb). Heavy teas like Chai tea also can be helpful. (Celestial Seasonings Chai- no sugar) Also, mineral water with bubbles (low sodium please) can settle the stomach grumbles quite well.
- You can spread your food out throughout the day. If hunger sets in at 10:30 a.m., eat some or all of your Melba Toast, or 1/2 of one of your fruit servings.
- You can take a bit more of the Skinny Up!® Reduce if you feel you need it. A few drops under the tongue can be very helpful to stave off cravings. Everyone is a bit different when it comes to effective Skinny Up!® Reduce amounts and the timing of taking their drops. You will find your own rhythm and finally settle on what works best for you but it is good to remember that the goal is to have an even amount of the product in your body around the clock. That means that you do not need to take Skinny Up!® Reduce at meal times. Instead you should take your doses of Skinny Up!® Reduce evenly throughout your waking hours, beginning as you rise.