I'm 5'1 and started at 131.5 with a goal of 125lbs. I've decided not to look at a scale and have my weight loss center and husband tell me "you're not there yet." So that I don't get frustrated and quit because the results will inevitably be slow for those last five pounds. I'm going through a weight loss center on homeopathic non-alcohol drops and rather than 800 calories which I'm not hungry enough to eat. I've stabilized out at 650 to 700 calories per day.
First Question: As a Zone diet follower, I'm wondering why I'm being told to consume more protein than my body requires. I'm going through a weight loss center and they don't seem to understand the diet, they just tell me to do what they say. This troubles me. The Zone recommends 55-60g of Protein per day which I have kept to and only increased my protein to no more than 75g in a day.
Second Question: Why no good fats in small quantities? I've refused to go off the CLA that I take 4x a day. This is 4g of good fats.
Third Question: Since I went through a weight loss center, I'm only told what they want me to know. How would I obtain a copy of the HCG protocol guidelines?
Fourth Question: Finally, how long should I expect to be in a maintenance phase to stabilize and hopefully keep the weight off?
Fifth question: I'd like to exercise lightly on my cardio-rebounder pilates or walk slowly on my treadmill. Is this going to slow my progress? When can one exercise?
Thanks in advance for any help.