I suggest you start with the fruit meal option. Fill a cereal bowl with only fruit. Experiment with different fruits because you will find that some fruits are more satiating than others. I like to eat melon in the morning, switching between the different types of melons each day. I also enjoy grapefruit or pomelo.
If you want to eat more than one type of fruit at this meal, try combining various fruits. Some people like to mix oranges with grapefruit, mango with pineapple, or blueberries with strawberries. A fruit smoothie is a delicious, blended beverage made from fresh fruit and ice. Be careful not to overdo it when liquidizing fruits. Chewing the whole fruit is very satisfying, filling and has the fiber, which is often removed when juicing.
If you really don’t like a fruit meal after sincerely giving it a chance, try the vegetable meal. Fill a large plate or bowl with salad or vegetables. Use only vegetables, such as lettuce, tomato, peppers, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, asparagus, and so on. You may also include vegetables, such as carrots, beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, winter squash, and peas, at this meal.
Some people like to add these more starchy vegetables to a salad, and others like to bake or grill them and eat them separately. Add a low-fat or nonfat dressing (no hydrogenated oils) or a homemade dressing using equal quantities of olive oil and lemon juice or balsamic vinegar and herbs.
You may want to begin with a vegetable soup. It should consist only of vegetables, water, and spices (herbal salt, garlic, fresh or dried herbs). Using a variety and large amount of vegetables will create a thick texture. Include butternut squash and blend the cooked mixture to make the soup creamy. It is a delicious, satisfying soup. If you still feel that this is not sufficient, try any meal that is less than 250 calories.
The first few days of establishing a new positive habit are difficult. This is true about any type of change. The subconscious accumulation of previous bad habits compels us to continue with our old ways and behaviors.
In my experience, after about two weeks of eating a LIGHT meal, it becomes enjoyable. I have seen people who were obese and obsessive about food get absolutely hooked on the LIGHT meal. If they tried it and love it, so can you. Once you get used to this invigorating, cleansing meal, you will not turn back. The LIGHT meal principle alone has the ability to transform the quality of your life.