If I can teach you to eat Meat, Fruit & Veg, I can teach you to lose 3 pounds a week, and keep it off forever. You can eat up to 1 pound (16 ounces) of Meat, up to 2 pounds (32 ounces) of Fruit, and up to 3 pounds (24 ounces, twice a day) of Veg a day. Breakfast is Fruit and coffee or tea, or if you aren’t hungry, just coffee or tea. Fruit is any fresh Fruit (not canned) you like (apples, oranges, bananas, fruit salad, etc.) – up to 2 pounds a day. A large piece of Fruit is 8 ounces. Most patients eat up to 4 pieces of Fruit a day. All Fruit is eaten at one meal, breakfast or dinner. Lunch is 8-16 ounces of Meat, and up to 24 ounces of any raw vegetables you like, except peas, potatoes or corn, with up to 4 tablespoons of diet dressing , max 25 calories per tablespoon. Dinner is 8-16 ounces of Meat, and up to 24 ounces of any cooked vegetables you like (except peas, potatoes or corn) and a mixed green salad with diet dressing, and Fruit (if you didn’t have Fruit for breakfast). If you have Fruit for dinner, see if you do better eating your Fruit before or after your meal. Meat is fish, shellfish, chicken or turkey, up to 1 pound a day. Eat up to 8 ounces of Meat for lunch and dinner, or 8-16 ounces at a single meal. Nothing else. No flour products, dairy, grains, sugar, etc. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat. You don’t have to eat all your food each day. Maintenance is up to 2 pounds of Meat (eaten once or twice a day), up to 4 pounds of Fruit (up to 2 pounds, twice a day), and the same 3 pounds of Veg (up to a pound and half, twice a day).