We are on Round 2. Today is Day 20 of injections. I think that means VLCD 18 then with the 2 days of loading? Anyway, we are going out of town next weekend and would like to do a planned interruption. I realize we canít have starch or sugar, and need to eat P3 but would like to be able to eat more and to have fats. Questions:
Does PI have to be 4 days minimum? Or would 3 be ok, for example?
If 4 days, we would stop injections on Monday, after 22 injections. Tuesday and Wednesday would be VLCD, and then we would do Planned Interruption for Thursday through Sunday and start injections again Monday. This would essentially give us 24 days on diet, but only 22 on VLCD. Is that enough to do a PI? Iím confused because Iíve seen people say 20 days, 23 days, and differing amount of days?
When we return to injections, do we have to do it another 18 days to complete 40 injections, in order to stabilize well, or could we just do another 7-10 injections, letís say, and finish the round? I've also seen where people say you need to do at at least 21 days after PI.
If I were to have some alcohol, what would be the best? Wine or hard liquor, since most donít have carbs I think?
Any other advice or success stories with PI would be greatly appreciated!