I'm in between jobs, which means I have been putting on weight. My goal is to lose between 24-27 pounds, and come back to my weight of 7st.
I came across ADD late last year, and lost 3lbs over two weeks. That is the only weight I managed to lose.
I have gone back to researching this diet, in case I have been doing it wrong. I came across a lot of conflicting information, and am sooo confused now.
I don't know if I'm following this diet correctly.
I was surfing the web, looking for forums for help and support and found you here at Sparks.
I've struggled with the diet and I'm hoping you can help me clear some of the misinformation I have re ADD.
- The induction phase
Only found out about it on Friday. I'd love some guidelines on this, please.
How many other phases are there? What happens after the induction phase? Which is the weight loss phase?
Is there anything like a maintenance phase, once you have reached your goal?
I'm confused about the Down Days - I thought you were supposed to fast, ie drink water only, but some websites say you should have protein shakes.
Up Days - some websites say eat what you would eat on a basic diet, ie do watch what you eat. Other websites say eat what you want, as much as you want, without stuffing yourself, as song as you are satisfied.
Alternating - should there be exactly 24hours between Up and Down Days? I would have breakfast, lunch and dinner on an Up day, then not have anything until the next Up Day. Yet on the weekend, I came across a website, which said, there should be only 24hrs between UP and Down Days, ie dinner on an UP Day (7pm), then nothing but water until 7pm the next day (Down Day) - then what? Eat? on a Down Day after 7pm?
Please help me clear this mess up for me. This diet would be the easiest diet to follow (given proper instructions), esp for a vegetarian like myself. Many diets do not cater for this group of people.
I am really sorry for all these questions, but I'm hoping with support from you, I can get to where I wan to be, rather than trying to go it alone.
Thanks again for listening to me waffling on for so long