As I mentioned before, I did not find the THM book especially easy to read. For one thing, it is not organized the way I would want. I look forward to the new edition to their book coming out in 2014, which should clear up all questions.
Someone wrote in and told me the following, which might be helpful if she’s correct (and I’m not even super clear on it): “One of your largest errors is saying the Fuel Cycle is for the initial two weeks for those starting the THM lifestyle. That fuel cycle should ONLY be used after following (free styling) for at least 3 months and then only with the other qualifers explained in the book. Many of us never need to use the more restrictive fuel cycle.”
The authors recommend leaving a three-hour gap between an S meal and an E meal; any closer together and the opposite foods will clash in your body and stall your weight loss progress. They also recommend S desserts after an S meal and E desserts after an E meal. Fuel pull meals can be eaten close to any meal.