Shades - I did it in about 44min so pretty quickish but I didn't feel like I pushed. Since I started this diet I've lost 11lbs but ice started eating some carbs, fruit and the odd sandwich and rice.. I'll have a look at that marathon as a possible alternative to Edinburgh.
SK - I don't think they need to cause Ryan wasn't disqualified just removed from the public results pending investigation.
I find Brazil nuts are a great snack. Or slices of salami or chorizo. I have kept my diet lowish Carb for a bit... I am enjoying the odd beer and bit of bread and fruit but am still avoiding refined sugar.. Will get 100% back on it in a month or so.
Lee - my advice to you would be to plan meals and snacks otherwise you will open the fridge or pass a shop and because you're hungry, you will eat what you can. The first 3-4 days are the hardest but it does get easier. You will find that you become less hungry and have a smaller appetite but become easily satiated.