@ReeCee: Hang in there. You will get all the kinks worked out. Just start new tomorrow stick to lot's of protein. I wouldn't go back on hcg for a few weeks.
@Kellemon: Yes I have been on phase 3 since Monday and I too was very concerned about calories. I seen aprilj even was concerned. But everything says don't worry about the calories as long as you get lot's of protein no carbs and sugars. I know that's easier said then done.
@aprilj: Today was day 4 on phase 3 for me and I still have not mastered calories. I started out really stressing on them and then thanks to help here I still keep track of them but dont worry so much about them any more. I average between 1000 calories and tops 1400. All the sites I seen said I should be eating like 2000 to maintain at this weight.I figure as long as I am eating when I am hungry and staying within my 2 pounds I won't worry about it. You really could drive your self nuts analyzing this part of the diet. phase 2 and rules and structure here there is only one rule and no structure. Its a learning experience one step,one day at a time learning as we go.
My meals for today where:
Breakfast: 2.5 egg salad sandwich (no bread)
Snack: 1 hot dog
Lunch: 12 Italian style meatballs
Snack: 2 deviled eggs
Dinner: 6 oz grilled chicken, and 1.5 cups broccoli with a little cauliflower too
and of course a gallon of water, 1 cup of coffee this morning with sugar free creamer, and 1 cup tea this evening so far.
Please feel free to make any suggestions if you think I should try something different at any point. As for me I think I am going to try to add some cheese tomorrow and see what happens. I think if I do well with cheese it will make a good snack while driving this next week. I don't feel as nervous yet tonight about weighing in tomorrow. I am sure it will kick in though it always does.
I have a question. I am due for TOM really soon. Has anyone experienced that yet with phase 3. I am not sure if I am going to experience a gain at the beg. of it or not as I have never paid a lot of attention to it. So out of curiosity if the day I start TOM I all of a sudden have a large gain setting me over my 2 pounds do I still do a correction day?