And of course another thing that was making the diet extremely difficult was the fact that, unbeknownst to me, my employers were planning on laying me off--but in reality, what they actually did was to see if they could make my life a living hell to the point where they wouldn't HAVE to lay me off, I'd just quit under the stress. I had NO idea this was going on, and it was at its worst while I was trying to do the diet! I figured everything that was happening was a direct result of me being hungry or feeling weak and/or moody. Talk about "gaslighting". Much to my former employer's chagrin, I never took the bait; but still I did get laid off about a week and a half ago. Frankly, good riddance to them. Maybe now I can concentrate on things that are more important than THEM.
OK as soon as I figure out what's going on, I'll be back here!