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Motivation and mental preparation are key for me to achieve any success with a weight loss program. I am a firm believer in the psychology of weight loss. I think if your mind is in the right place – you lose more weight.

Anyway, my life is as crazy or perhaps even crazier than most people and I need to know that this new diet and lifestyle change will fit into my current life. I know I can make some adjustments to my routine to compensate for the new plan; but I also know there are things that I won’t be able to change. Since the start date is getting closer – I’m starting to break out in a cold sweat – worrying if Ultra Lite is going to be more than I can commit to.

Here’s an overview of the plan and the food selections:

Simply put – Ketosis. The plan has your body burning fat as energy instead of carbohydrates. And the reason that this plan must be monitored by a doctor is testing for ketosis is required. Other Ultra Lite requirements:

1. Ultra Lite Nutritional Powder which contains essential nutrients the body requires, especially when losing weight.
2. Replace ordinary salt with – Sea salt, Lite salt or no salt at all.
3. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day (I’m familiar with this annoying practice and I know how beneficial it is).
4. Every day take 4 tsp of cold pressed vegetable, flax, sunflower or olive oil AND 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Apparently this helps with the fat burning process.

Here are the only foods that can be eaten in the first 5 weeks of the plan:

Canadian or turkey bacon – 2 slices
Lean beef or veal – 60 grams
Low fat cottage or cheddar cheese – 30 grams
Chicken breast – 60 grams
2 Eggs
Crab – 120 grams
Salmon – 60 grams
Shrimp – 60 grams
Tuna – 60 grams

Brazil nuts or Almonds – 50 grams

Green beans
Bell pepper
Butter (for some reason it’s on the veggie list)
Raw carrots
Pea pods

Honey Dew
Water melon

Decaf coffee, tea or herbal teas
Diet 7-Up or Ginger Ale
Mineral or soda water
Sugar free V-8
DANNON Light ‘n Fit Carb Control

There are a few other foods on the list, but I didn’t include them ’cause I know I won’t eat them.

My biggest concern with this very limited and structured plan is – how can I combine these foods to make something I like AND how am I going to function if I have to actually prepare foods?

I’m sure I will figure this out and I know that my health is worth taking the extra time necessary to make this work.

Very nervous about this. Gotta get in the right mind-set.