Take some extra time every few days to plan out your meals, your go-to snacks, and your drinks. I found it easiest to find appropriate foods at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, a bit trickier at a regular store but still do-able. My go-to snacks were avocados, fruit, and Nut-Thins (crackers made from nuts instead of wheat). I only drank water, iced tea, almond milk (unsweetened) and coconut water for when I needed something more calorie-wise. I also kept packets of Stevia in my purse and work cooler to add to my coffee and tea. The first 3-4 days are the toughest then you get in a routine and feel better once the sugar is out of your system.
I'm on Day 15 and have lost 8 lbs! I feel amazingly better and am receiving compliments on how fit I look and how much better my skin looks. I still have at least 35 more lbs to go but this is a nice start and I have to see I plan on following the program pretty closely. It's just not worth it to go back to all the sugar and crap again!
I'm not supposed to be doing them either due to back problems, if you have a gym membership the leg press machine is a safer option.
For Ignite I pack the following (I work 12.5 hour shifts):
1. Have my AM shake before leaving for work
2. Morning snack: either a Larabar and coffee or GF Van's waffles with coconut oil and cinammon on top
3. Lunch: Leftovers of some sort (rice, veggies, meat) or a big salad
4. Afternoon snack: nuts with a small amount of dark chocolate and a coconut water
5. Similar to lunch, an Ignite friendly meal, found some good frozen ones at Whole Foods that meet all the Ignite criteria.
Love my Nutribullet for single servings! Just got a Blendtech for bigger jobs and now make a huge smoothie for my hubby and I to split in the AM.
I purchased an Ignite-friendly mayo at Whole Foods made with Safflower oil instead of soybean oil. It's pretty good! I just made a coleslaw dressing with it and Stevia and some Srichacha for added heat and it's awesome.
Unless you are having your body fat measured professionally I'd take the home bodyfat scale measurement with a grain of salt. Mine varies by as much as 7% depending on my fluid status. A better measurement is to literally measure your chest, arms, legs, neck, hips, and belly at the beginning and then every month of so after following the plan. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat so the scale really isn't always the best way to go.
I'm going through Crystal Light withdrawal so I feel ya. Try just slicing lemons with water and keep in a pitcher in your fridge.
Yes I believe it is ok.
I've eaten out a few times on Ignite, twice at taquerias (Chipotle and my local Mexican grocery). The tacos are on corn tortillas and are just steak, onions, and cilantro. Super simple and tasty. I had to eat at the work cafeteria yesterday and had roast chicken, corn on the cob and beans. Not a great meal but ok in a pinch.
BTW...I've dropped 2 lbs. in just 2 days on Ignite already! And it took me a month on WW to lose 4 lbs. just prior to this.
I just dropped my WW subscription to sign up for DB and Ignite, to me Ignite teaches one to eat much more healthfully and WW doesn't really force that issue. I found I was always hungry on WW and I'm on Day 3 of Ignite and doing pretty well (Day 2 was tough though).
Also make sure you are drinking plenty of water, sometimes when your body needs fluids it feels like hunger!
I had Chipotle for lunch and it's a good alternative, I'm not going to sweat the small stuff like a bit of soybean oil and I had a brown rice burrito bowl with carnitas, no beans but fajita veggies, 2 salsas, and guac. No cheese and no sour cream. It was delicious!