Foods in my experience are incredibly personal. From taste to emotions and beyond. I've found after 24 years of tinkering with my diet, and more recently the impact of a foods reactivity on one's on personal system. For example, oats are super reactive 'for me'. Salmon was insanely reactive to another woman. Turkey is also known to be reactive, but chicken is not. Yet I know someone who can not eat either. Only halibut and steak! Depending on your system, the combination of some starches with some type's of vege's will actually induce weight loss. Reactivity is your body's 'reaction' to food (or chemicals) it doesn't like. So your organ's will simply hold water to protect themselves. Eating low reactive will allow you to find a homeostatis condition by allowing your organs to simply function without the constant battle of protection. For me, once getting there, its a further experiment of eating correct ratio's of protein, carbs and fat. It also matters on what days you eat these ratio's, depending on the type and level of exertion you have. Further getting the right amount of calories is key. Too few and your body thinks its starving and will hold on to everything it can, stagnating loss. Too many... we'll that's easy. I'd consider myself athletic and in very good physical condition. Getting the latter part of this equation still proves to be an everlasting education where I learn daily. Lastly there the emotional impact of food. Eating bland foods all the time isn't sustainable. How terrible is it to entertain or be entertained and all you can eat is bland? Having a relationship with your food is key. In the end, I've boiled it down to this. The 80/20 rule or for me... "Balance" 80% of the time I care, 20% of the time I don't. in the end there is no magic formula. Take the journey and know that's its an odyssey with lots of ups and downs and know that your learning will remain constant and ongoing and that your implementation of that learning must remain consistent and that it should never be a diet, yet simply an evolving way of life. Check out The Lyn-Genet Plan or the Whole Life Nutrition (they have a similar thing called the Elimination Diet) for guidance and research on food reactivity.
Its the Tabata worksouts
I ween myself off. Cut it by 25% intake each day until your done. Or 50% if you want to get it over in 3 days. Kate is right on with green tea if still want some caffeine.
I suffer the same thing. So I mix up the programs. Inferno, TBT, Cardio Sculpt, etc. I do stick with the 2 days hard and an easy (yoga/mobility/stretch) rountine. There's good science there for improving one's ability
Congrats on sticking with it for that long. I can say my wife had to work through the same thing. First, they are not easy, let alone a whole bunch of them. My experience is... just start. Start with one and keep at it. Keep really good form too. Meaning train yourself to do them right from the get go. I'm sure you've heard many say ten bad ones is still worse than one good one. So just straighten your legs and go. If you're not able to do one, then start in a plank and lower to the ground slowly (these are called negatives). Get used to holding yourself in plank and focus on keeping your abs tight. (Hips tucked under). Keep trying and pushing. If you're in for 30 days on daily burn you have the mental fortitude to do it!