Just getting ready to start phase 3. Have followed phase 2 to the letter and lost 27 lbs, which is about what my goal was. I don't really need to do another round. My plan was to follow phase 3 exactly, and then slowly phase back in starches and sugars in my diet, and control my weight by eating more sensibly (but not eliminating the foods I love), observing portion control, and exercising more regularly. Some of the various posts I've read scare me. Am I condemned to eating modified P3 for life!!!!!!!! Kind of makes you wonder whether the HCG screws up your system so you can't filter back in sugars and starches?