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    Handling "the creep" after P3

    Quote Originally Posted by PearlyMae View Post
    I love P3! .... I do FINE on P3. It is after the regulation 3 weeks of P3 that I start to stumble. I usually have a nice honeymoon period of about 6 weeks of staying rock steady, then the 'creep' comes on. It is the creep I need to learn how to handle!
    HCG is the miracle that can get us to goal, but we need to do some work to figure out how to stay there. That is really our ultimate goal, yes?

    I thought PearlyMae summed it up quite nicely in the quote above. So many (me included) seem to stabilize nicely and hold for while in P4 and then the gradual up-ticking on the scale starts. (the "creep")

    I find that after a while in P4, steak days no longer bring me back to LIW, and sometimes don't even bring me back to my window. I haven't quite figured out my formula to stay at goal yet. But each time I do a little better. I've been using a combination of correction days, the first three day cleanse of Lyn-Genet's THE PLAN (sometimes extended for another week or so), and once I was able to stay at LIW for 5 months between rounds by following FMD.

    Right now I'm free-styling the THM plan, which is the one I want to work for me for maintenance, because its so reasonable and sustainable. My body needs lots of healthy carbs to feel good, and THM does teach you the most metabolically efficient way to consume them. (So does FMD, but its more structured, and therefore requires more meal-to-meal discipline.)

    So far, a few months out from the end of my last round, I'm still close to the top of my LIW window, but seem to be going over more frequently. So I'm starting to see "the creep" beginning. My strategy right now is to keep doing single correction days as long as that works. If I start seeing that 140 number, I will try the PLAN cleanse again. Maybe I can avoid building up to yet another HCG round.

    Interestingly, 138 was a very long-standing set point for me back in my late 20's, and that is where I have been hovering. One of my questions is whether it is even possible to stay below this old established setpoint. I am happy at this weight as long as it doesn't inch up over that 140 mark. But I know I would look and feel best somewhere between 125-130.

    If you have found the key to your own maintenance, I hope you will share it here. Our bodies are all different, of course, but your successes may spark an idea or a direction for someone else that is struggling with this issue.
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    Such a good thread Leez I seem to be ok stabilizing for a longer period of time but if my scale starts creeping it is because of inching into bad eating habits ... i am on the road and felt my eating not exactly what i needed to be and somehow a week later i am stable at 134.6 My liw was 137.6 Occasionally i have gone up to 136.6 for a day or so but dont do steak day I go back to P3 when that happens Havent checked in for awhike as i left scale in my vehicle and just got it out to weigh when we got to Pensacola Bringing sundried tomatoes and sugar snap peas for snacks to show
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    Start weight R6 2017 148.2' LIW 137.2 P4 D1 134.2 D69 134.8 D106 136.4 D125 134.6 D163 134.6 D184 135.0 D219 135.2 D222 134.6 D232 133.4

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    Good thread indeed Leez

    I hate that creeping. Rose I am glad P3 works for you. Unfortunately it doesn't always work for me.
    I mostly would do correction days like Leez in hopes to bring it down.

    Will deal with that again, after this round, and see if any changes. I usually do okay for 6-8 weeks. But each time I am learning that there are certain foods to avoid for sure.

    I know I need to learn more how foods work. I hear things like if you have Bacon and eggs for breakfast, you should have tuna and Avocado for lunch. THM I have to agree is probably more likely easier to follow than FMD

    I use a lot of THM products, which I know helps me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayk View Post
    Good thread indeed Leez

    I hate that creeping. Rose I am glad P3 works for you. Unfortunately it doesn't always work for me.
    I mostly would do correction days like Leez in hopes to bring it down.

    Will deal with that again, after this round, and see if any changes. I usually do okay for 6-8 weeks. But each time I am learning that there are certain foods to avoid for sure.

    I know I need to learn more how foods work. I hear things like if you have Bacon and eggs for breakfast, you should have tuna and Avocado for lunch. THM I have to agree is probably more likely easier to follow than FMD

    I use a lot of THM products, which I know helps me.
    When i go back to semi P3 eating, i dont do a lot of fat but do makee sure i eat lots of steamed veggies and protein "when i am eating poorly i tend not to get my veggies in
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    Start weight R6 2017 148.2' LIW 137.2 P4 D1 134.2 D69 134.8 D106 136.4 D125 134.6 D163 134.6 D184 135.0 D219 135.2 D222 134.6 D232 133.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose
    ...when i am eating poorly i tend not to get my veggies in
    I think that may be a real key. I have to really work at getting veggies in. I'm much happier with a bowl of hot cereal or toast and some spread with whatever protein I'm having. So I try to add cooked veggies to salads, and blend a bunch into any soups or stews I make. Its especially hard for me to eat salads when the weather is cold, so the warm veggies and protein toppings help a lot with that.
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