She suggest setting guidelines, not rules. I feel that what I wrote yesterday are my guidelines. Then when I discover new information ( such as what a GI is, that an oil I thought was good, isn't ect.) I can adjust my boundaries to be healthy and still loose my weight. At this point I believe that watching my GI load is the way to accomplish the loss, On Nov. 9th ( my next weigh in day ) I'll find out if that is true.
As for Linda Spangles book- I highly recommend it. The last time I lost 72 pounds (over 6 months time) I used this book 1 day at a time for 100 days and that really helped me stay on my diet. Unfortunately 3 months later I forgot this very first thing she talked about, severely limited my calories and included sugar in those calories.
The book gives a new assignment each day to do. At the time I was following it with an online support group, in fact that is how I found out about it. I also signed up for her 100 days of Weight loss challenge at ( www.100DaysChallenge.com) I recommend this for after you've done the Red Color Diet and want to continue to Loose. Or maybe browse through the daily titles and see what might apply to you during your 45 days.
Remember she is talking about the long haul here. The Red Color diet is a finite limited amount of days and might not work if not followed exactly. here are a few day titles from "!00 Days of Weight Loss":
Interested or Committed
Protect Your Program ( this is why I didn't open my comments section until after 45 days)
Fuel or Filler
Retrain Old habits
Eat Dessert when it's special ( that is why I have a cash of sugar free wheat free dessert recipes on hand)
The five hour rule
If Not Food, then what?
Instant tools for triggers
Ditch the critic
Let it Go
This is how I live