Well i thought I would put this up! You know me! I am very naughty and have my indulges but I have also had fantastic maintenance periods. I wanted to share what has worked for me and a few others... Of course everyone is different but so far so good.
The first week of Phase 3 you have to MAINTAIN LIKE A MAD person!!!
This first week you will notice the scale jumps a LOT, and in ridiculous numbers at that. I think this is because our bodies kinda go into shock mode with the extra salt, extra fat and such after being on P2 for some time. Maintaining really well the first week I notice that the rest of the time kinda is a breeze unless you are extra naughty :-)
GUYS you will have a hard time with maintenance if you overindulge too quickly... Quality control here.. You've worked too hard for it!
First day of P3
Meal one eat eggs, little butter (NO CARBS)
Meal two eat eggs, Cheese, protein and LOW carb VEGGIE
Meal three eat Beef, Cheese, salad
I would follow this for at least 3-4 days
LOADS OF WATER... you may even find that you need to do a steak day.. not to worry once you get over this week.. things really do settle so don't be discouraged.
Then after that adding in stuff like avocado and other protein nuts such as almonds or pistachios that have a low carb/high fiber content
You will also need to look at your BM.. remember that you are taking in more food, having too little BM then a positive number on the scale could just be waste in your belly :-) so don't freak out too much about it. It will pass! LITERALLY LOL