It really isn't recommended to stay on phase 1 longer than 2 weeks unless you have 100 pounds to lose. Most people figure that they lost so well in phase 1, that if they extend it, they will continue with the higher loss. It doesn't work that way unfortunately. Basically most folks settle into a normal weight loss pattern that varies (depending on individual, amount to lose) from anywhere up to 2 lbs a week which is considered the norm (1-2 lbs). Thing is you can do a modified phase 2 (you will see us use the term phase 1.5) that allows you to slowly incorporate fruits and grains/carbs back into the diet. So you may do a couple days of phase 2 rotated in with phase 1 type eating days. Or some variation...
You really don't want to be missing out on food groups such as fruit.
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