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  1. lpr11354's Avatar
  2. lpr11354's Avatar
    Well so i cheated i went to superbowl of hardcore at webster hall for like the 2 day event gotta green tea it up and like 2 day correction so much beer and food .. im gunna try that fage yogurt tip ty so much im so ready to start another round soon ! Im looking forward to it
  3. Marygeezee's Avatar
    I can almost relate. Today was my second day of p3 and I had a gain of 1.6. I'm afraid of getting on the scale tomorrow. My only hope is that it's water retention due to TOM almost arriving, and my breasts have been very tender. Were you able to drop back those 2 lbs?
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  5. Marygeezee's Avatar
    I did a planned interruption last year on day 15 of VLCD. I was off P2 and only ate strictly P3 foods for 4 days. When I got back from my mini vacation I had only gained 2 pounds, and jumped back into p2 to finish my round. I lost 20 pounds total. Hope that helps
  6. LovelyStacy's Avatar
    1st & for most as long as you stay on for a minimum of 23 days you should be okay stopping. Remember to continue the VLCD for 3 days after though.
    2nd & very very importantly... You should NOT plan an interruption ESPECIALLY during P3. P3 is a very important & crucial phase. You don't want to cheat during that phase. You don't want to mess up your stabilization.

    Good luck!
  7. Ellyn's Avatar
    It is my understanding you can't do a planned interruption until you are beyond a short round (3 weeks).

    If you reach your goal weight in less than 3 weeks, you increase calories to 800-1000 because you have no more bad fat to use and you will become extremely hungry at 500 calories. Do this until you reach the end of your short round (per Dr S).

    I commented on this on your previous question on what to do if you reach goal before the end of your round.
  8. Ellyn's Avatar
    It's true that Dr S says not to do less than a short round BUT he also added this very important info:

    "As soon as such patients have lost all their abnormal superfluous fat, they at once begin to feel ravenously hungry. This is because HCG only puts abnormal fat into circulation and cannot, in the doses used, liberate normal fat deposits; indeed, it seems to prevent their consumption. As soon as their statistically normal weight is reached, these patients are put on 800-1000 calories for the rest of the treatment. The diet is arranged in such a way that the weight remains perfectly stationary and is thus continued for three days after the 23rd injection. Only then are the patients free to eat anything they please except sugar and starches for the next three weeks."
  9. LovelyStacy's Avatar
    Dr. S recommends no less than 23 days ON hcg. For best results take hcg for 23 days followed by the 3 days of continuing the vlcd without hcg. Good luck
  10. Ellyn's Avatar
    According to R2 daughter, P3 is indeed tricky. It's all about learning what your body likes, dislikes, food sensitivities and tolerances. It's a balancing act. You might consider doing a food journey so you can look back and see what you ate. You also might add in some magnesium for the constipation. Start low, build slowly until successful. That's what we are doing. It looks like you did great in P2 and I'm sure you will make many discoveries in P3. Be sure to share them with us who are still in P2
  11. AbbyGJ's Avatar
    Congrats! 149 is awesome! You can easily hit your goal during maintenance. Definitely recommend following a Paleo diet for P3/P4. It can help with the few extra pounds and stabilizing.
  12. AbbyGJ's Avatar
    I would start the exercise in P3. It will help mentally with the change in food options. All my readings indicate starting exercise in P3.
  13. Ellyn's Avatar
    This is why I'm only doing the shorter round. I can do that but any longer, I don't think so. Then after the waiting period, I'll hop back on and do another short round until I hit my goal weight. I was Paleo before this and lost quite a bit but was getting impatient so I decided to do HCG. I have to admit, I'm missing my organic coconut and olive oils but other than that it's going good. But, then, I only started VLCD Mon
  14. AimMee's Avatar
    On the one hand, it's a bummer to not make the full length of your round that you'd originally planned. But on the other hand, I'm a big proponent of you knowing when you're truly done and have had enough. So good for you for making the decision that's best for you! I'm sure you'll do great in P3 and I'm jealous of your early arrival at good food
  15. Annie226's Avatar
    Congrats! What a fabulous motivator!!!! Good job!
  16. happidaz's Avatar
    Congratulations! Like AimMee, I tend to eat the same 3 dishes. But, I really like them, so I don't feel deprived. However, I was planning on switching to shrimp on my next grocery run. Anyway, keep up the great work.
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  18. AimMee's Avatar
    That's great news! I can only imagine how happy you are! I'm guilty of always eating the same things day in and day out. Sometimes I wonder if switching it around would benefit me more, but... I've tried enough different things (on protocol) that seem to stall me out that I'm almost afraid to switch anything out any more. Ah well.

    In any case, having a nice streak like this in the middle or near the end of the round is so fun. For me, it changes my mindset from "GAWD, 15 MORE VLCD'S?!" to "oh man, I only have 15 days left! I wish I had more so I could lose more!"
  19. monroeee's Avatar
    I hope they work better for you! I was so aggravated when I tasted mines, ugh. Please update on how the sauces are.
  20. AimMee's Avatar
    It's a tough decision to make. Ultimately, you can't do much else but listen to your gut (no pun intended). If it was me, I'd do the 40 days anyway (besides, they say it's easier to stabilize that way anyway) and see where it gets me. Then your last (short) round will be even easier! Good luck!
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