Wow, great scientific explanation! It sound like it is suggests exercising outside would be helpful to minimize this effect! I could walk outside in the evenings rather on the treadmill. It will be interesting to see if that makes a difference!
Also, I am only about 6 weeks in to IP but would be afraid that, were I to go off of it, I might lose my way back on. One of my issues with weight has been that I really need structure and a lot of support to lose weight the right way successfully. I don't want this to be something else I stop doing and think "I'll take it from here" and the weight comes back again.