Looking toward maintenance. Every diet has phases whether they call them phase one, two, or three, etc. There is the phase of actually getting the weight off. That’s the hard work stage. Most people don’t make it to the end of this phase where they reach their goal weight. But those who do go into a transition phase. That’s where they slow down the weight loss and start experimenting with adding foods back into the diet. Some experts call this the stabilization phase. This will go on for six to ten weeks depending on the person. By now you should know what foods cause that scale to go up for you. You should know the need for water and especially those eight glasses a day. You should know what foods trigger a bad response and determine to avoid those. It also is the time to regulate diet to a more normal eating pattern. I will continue with many of the foods I ate on the weight loss phase, such as grapefruit for breakfast along with some protein such as an egg. The final phase is maintenance. That is when you find a balance in diet and exercise which helps you maintain you weight loss.
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