Well - it works - and I don't know why that surprises me - but she's down 4 pounds in a week. I'm down as well. Her skin is clearing up, her mood is calmer almost, and my husband wants me to buy more of those oatmeal cups -- he loves them!
We've been able to find 'fun' foods in all of this -- trying out papaya for the first time (yuck!) and making puffed rice/peanut butter balls for fun. Today is her brother's birthday and we're not going to say no to cake but perhaps have other foods there that seem better for her (fancy fruit bowl, bean dip).
The original foods I cooked on Thursday are all gone, and so I'm going to cook others today -- a veggie soup, baked beans, veggie noodle casserole, and the famous Coleslaw that was such a big hit. That should last us another few days. Tonight we're having veg/bean tacos.
Yesterday, getting home late from basketball, we were making salad, and she said, showing me a potato, "want me to cook one of these for you? I'm having one"
Getting into the groove of allowing starches to satisfy our hunger.