Friday, 24 February 2012

Length of Phase 3 and Weight Rebound

So, your body always remembers the heaviest its ever been. It is always trying to get back to that heaviest weight. This is why, when you finish a diet and start eating like you normally would, you gain weight. Your body is assimilating calories more effectively. A chocolate bar you would have eaten before dieting might be 100 cal but after the diet you would take in 110-120 cal for the same chocolate bar.

Dr Dukan suggests that to trick your body into thinking its new weight is its new "heaviest" weight, you should do phase 3 for 5 days for every pound you lose. Its very important to do this so that you do not gain the weight back. Why would you do all this hard work for nothing, right?

Now, I was really afraid to go onto phase 3, I was afraid that I would simply gain all the weight back once I started eating my bread, the starch meal, the celebration meal, everything. I was told by a couple people that I should not worry, and could never gain 110 lbs back just by eating two slices of bread a day and cheese. Still, I have been petrified. It is my greatest fear right now to gain all the weight back.

I'm here to put your fears at rest. I have been on phase 3 for almost 3 weeks and after weighing myself this morning I have gained less than a pound since starting this phase. Woohoo! Looks like I'm succeeding in maintaining the weight! I just need to keep it up for another... 532 days :P

I will let you know periodically through phase 3 if my weight does end up going up, down or stays the same. I think it was my biggest block when starting the diet, the fear of gaining it all back. If I can put your worries to rest, it might keep you on track. This is the last test to see if the Dukan Diet is a successful one, becuase losing the weight is half the battle, you also have to keep it off.



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