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Old 10-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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I'm on IP to lose the last of my baby weight (it was holding on tight!). Before I was pregnant I was a very healthy weight and I always ate healthfully. I did go a little nuts while pregnant and I gained 80lbs.
Before starting IP, I lost 50lbs on my own by counting calories and eating a balanced diet.

So my question is- once I lose all the weight in phase 1, is it really necessary that I do the other 3 phases? I don't have a "weight problem" per se. Just baby weight. I know how to eat to maintain my weight and I did it for years.

I'm thinking I may do phase 2, but are the rest necessary?

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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Some clinics skip phase 2 and go straight to phase 3

I would consider phase 3 and your maintenance plan necessary
But just wondering why you'd do a diet & not do it all?
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I think it helps you ease back into eating a balanced healthy diet. I did phase two for one week and phase three for one week. I phased off faster than most because of the hair loss though.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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OK thanks! I didn't realize the next phases could be so short. I don't love the ingredients in the food packets. I'd rather be eating whole foods sooner rather than later. To me that's healthy.
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