So after vacationing for a glorious six days in Laguna Beach, I came home and went on this plan for five days. I did not eat out at any restaurants during this time. And I quickly lost what I gained on vacation and two pounds extra--what a deal! Nor did I gain anything back when I went off the plan and back on WW. This plan also took away my sweet tooth since there are very few carbohydrates (that in itself is a miracle).
So while I would find it very difficult to be on this diet for a month, I think it is great for the days following a vacation (if you are like me and eat more on vacation than you do at home) or to jump start a new eating plan. I will always love WW (when I actually stay within my points it does work) but this V8 diet was a good change.
Wake: 6 oz water, while still in bed (I do not stay in bed to drink this)
7:30 tea; boiled egg; bottled water (I fry my egg over easy in a nonstick skillet)
9:30 V8 juice
11:30 small container fat-free cottage cheese; 1/2 apple; 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon; 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed; water (I have a whole apple)
1:30 smallest water-packed tuna, or 1/2 grilled skinless chicken breast; greens; bottle water (I added canned salmon to the rotation)
3:30 V8 juice
5:30 small container fat-free cottage cheese; 1/2 apple; cinnamon and flax seed (I substituted greek yogurt for the cottage cheese)
7:00 4 oz. protein; 1 cup veggies (only broccoli, asparagus, zucchini, summer squash, green beans, or cucumber); water
9:30 2 oz. protein, preferably turkey; water (Although I bought the turkey, I just couldn't eat it at 9:30 pm)
Any time of day, V8 juice, as much as desired (I didn't do this)
(V8 juice is a great but I like Kndusen's Very Veggie drink even better.)