From what I have read here in the archives and elsewhere, having the types of problems you are describing are VERY common if someone goes straight off of Phase 1 and to Phase 4, or maintenance. Which is exactly why Phases 2 and 3 exist, to prevent these types of problems. Also, if you go from Phase 1 to maintenance, you are more likely to regain weight and quickly. I hope you will get some answers from folks who have a better understanding of the mechanics than I do, and who can give you a better explanation, but to me, what your doctor is doing is completely out of line with the Ideal Protein protocol. Why does he say he wants you to do it this way? If you don't get any answers here, try throwing this question out on the daily thread or the maintainers thread. The maintainers have gone through all the phases properly, and tend to have a better understanding of them all.
Entered Maintenance Feb. 19, 2013 at 144 lbs.
Started reboot June 18, 2014.
Last edited by Nolawhodatchick : 12-13-2012 at 04:02 PM.