The encouragement of a planned day of indulgence has not been recommended since the Phase 4 “Lifestyle” redesign (even though it was not pulled from the clinic manuals, it was addressed in the Daily Planner). This decision was based on the fact that many of our clients leave Phase 1 in (more or less) a state of insulin resistance “remission” and recovering from a day of indulgence can be far more challenging than a “typical” dieter without metabolic implications. Having said that, we also know that our clients will have “slip-ups” – minor as well as major and managing these will remain the same (following day strict Phase 1). Our clients will be cycling in new diet choices throughout Stabilization, and well into maintenance (based on activity level, which will increase both net carb allowance and fat servings).
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- Are we no longer encouraging an "indulgence day"?
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