I have completed three rounds and have just started my fourth. My first round went great and had no problem stabilizing. After my second and third rounds totally differant story. Instead of having to do a steak day every 10 days or so, my weight would easily jump up 2+ lbs in one day. Even when I would be eating very carefully. I found it imposible to keep from gaining. I completed my third round beginning of december of last year and since then have put on about 25 of the 62 lbs that I lost. So now I am doing another round to try to undo some of the damage.
So I was wondering... Since my last two rounds were done in the first year of menopause, could this be reason for failure as Dr Simeons says:
" Pregnancy or the menopause may annul the effect of a previous treatment. Women who take treatment during the
one year after the last menstruation - that is at the onset of the menopause - do just as well as others, but among them
the relapse rate is higher until the menopause is fully established. The period of one year after the last menstruation
applies only to women who are not being treated with ovarian hormones. If these are taken, the premenopausal
period may be indefinitely prolonged."
So now it has been a year since my last period and I am really hoping that I will find maintanace easier like after my first round. Has anyone out there done this diet during the first year after their last period? Any problems?
Also about three months ago I started on a product called Phyto b, for my menopause symptoms. This is a bioidentical hormones suplement. I am wondering if I should go off of them while doing the diet and if there is any way they could cause me a problem with stabilizing? I have put on weight faster since I have been taking them although they have certainly helped with the hot flashes and sleeping.
Any comments would be appreciated.