Sunday, October 12, 2014

THE PROGRAM: PHASE 3 When to Move On

The big question, of course, is how to know when to transition to Phase 4, Lifetime Maintenance. If you can answer all the following questions in the affirmative, go ahead. Otherwise, hold off until you have three yeses.
  • Are you at your goal or adjusted goal weight?
  • Has your weight remained constant for the last four weeks?
  • Are cravings and undue hunger no longer a problem?

You did it! You’re finally in Phase 4, Lifetime Maintenance. This is not so much a phase as a permanent lifestyle. In general, the foods you eat in this phase are the same ones you’ve already been eating. There are some foods you tried to reintroduce earlier without success that you can now handle. You can experiment with these foods at any time as long as your weight remains under control.