Originally Posted by JSorrell
I'm impatient, I know, but with my upcoming surgery and the coach wanting me to go on to phase 2 in two weeks because of the surgery, I'm feeling anxious about maximizing my loss this time out as I can.
First - other than staying 100% On Plan, there really isn't anything you can do to speed up the loss. However, even at 100% on plan, stressing over this (and probably the surgery too, even if subconsciously) could stall potential losses. Anxiety and Stress cause the release of cortisol which can inhibit weight loss. So take a deep breath and relax.
Also, I know several people who have been through surgery encouraged you to talk more in depth about the eating plan with your surgeon, not your coach, to determine if you can remain OP throughout,. You may not even need to go to Phase Two! (Though perhaps you have already had that talk with your doctors.)
I suggest staying off the scale until your next weigh-in and ust let the plan work, regardless of what changes you may be making to it in the near future. No mater what, you know you can get back to full on IP after your surgery!
Best to you as you move forward!!