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?