Don’t start it unprepared. Do your research to figure out the write diet for you, and then plan it out for at least the first week so you don’t have to stress about what the rules are.

Which is why I’m taking a slight sabbatical from my own. I was suppose to start the Flat Belly Diet on Tuesday, but I was facing an upcoming weeks of supper clubs, visitors expecting brunch, and really amazing meals out that I still haven’t come down from. Sure, I could have started Flat Belly on Tuesday, but it would have been half-hearted, and I doubt I would have lasted a few days.

So I hope you understand that I’m continuing my calorie counting through the weekend and will start fresh with my Sassy Water on Monday.