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Old 02-10-2014, 02:58 AM   #262
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 46

S/C/G: 173/155/143

Height: 5'6


Thanks for the suggestions. It's really strange. I know my coach has been telling a lot of her clients to do the alternative Phase 1 if they are burned out from having no carbs. She had me try this last fall and I gained weight and felt guilty, so I stopped after just a few days.

So why did I do it this time? Because I was below my goal weight, I had some high profile events, and I didn't want to take 4 weeks to phase off. I thought I would do alternative for a little bit to get me through the events. The way it has worked out I have really only been having a carb with dinner. Otherwise I've been Phase 1 compliant. I've bumped up my calories a little bit by having some full fat dressings and a bit of cheese on salad here and there.

I'm thinking about going straight to Phase 3. Is there a reason I would need to go back into ketosis before starting Phase 3?
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