Little Choices Everyday

Constipation on the Diet

Because of the restricted diet on P2 protocol, it is common to have a bowel movement once every two to three days. Constipation is often encountered when you have less food intake. If you stop losing weight and haven’t been regular, it’s probably time to get the bowels moving again. Here is what Dr. Simeons…

Are You Hungry – Or Are You Actually Just Thirsty?

During protocol, you may periodically struggle with hunger, however, most people do not. Some people experience hunger in the beginning that is most likely a result of not properly loading. Most who load properly never struggle with hunger. If you are hungry, then increase your water or tea. Your body will confuse dehydration for hunger…

Skin Care Solutions

No lotion, oils or lubricants on P2! It is important to stay away from these items while on this program. This includes lotions, oils or lubricants. This also includes all oil-based cosmetics. Fats, oils, creams, lotions and ointments applied to the skin are absorbed and interfere with weight reduction just as if they had been…

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and the associated weight loss health benefits have been a topic of conversation for decades. This is a completely natural way to shed pounds and is a tried and true home remedy that is used all over the globe. ACV stimulates the metabolism and cleansing of the internal organs. It is…

Spices Have Calories Too!

We all want to toss a lot of spices on our food but it is important to know about calories in spices! Some spices have calories even if it’s not listed on the label. As long as the serving size listed has less than 5 calories, the manufacturer can list that it contains 0 calories…

Iced Cappuccino

Ingredients: Brewed Coffee Butter Rum Flavored Stevia Ice Put your brewed coffee and ice into a blender or a Magic Bullet. Add the Butter Rum flavored Stevia to taste. Blend together until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Butter Cookies for Loading days …

Loading is so important to do. Those who don’t load correctly have hunger for the first 3-4 days while those who load well report low-to-no hunger. Read more on loading on a recent post. One item that is good to load with is butter but it’s hard to get a lot of that into your…

Watching Starches Phase 3

Dr. Simeons states that in Phase 3 you cannot eat sugars and starches. Sugar and starches can be hard to determine so read your labels! For more information on sugar read this article on Alternative Names for Sugar. It is important that you watch starch and sugar religiously during the 3 weeks. Eat anything else…

Analyzing a Gain in Phase 3

Many people don’t have to count calories or analyze the intake percentages of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in Phase 3, however, it may be necessary for stabilization of weight.  If you see a gain in Phase 3, here are some helpful tips to review: • Make sure that the foods and beverages don’t have hidden…

Eating Less in P3 = Weight Gain

Those who eat less than they should are sometimes shocked and upset to see they actually gain weight. If you go back to Pounds and Inches, you will see that Dr. Simeons comments on people that eat less than they should on P3 and how it results in a weight gain. When they go back…

Sugar Watch – Alternative Names for Sugar

If nutritional labels just said “sugar,” it would be easier to eliminate sugar, but they don’t, so it’s a challenge; you need to be on guard –  especially on Phase 3. If you are gaining, you might want to make sure that the foods and beverages don’t have hidden sugar in them. Sugar in one…

Teas for Weight Loss in Any Phase

Tea has been used as an aid for weight loss. Drinking a cup of tea with each meal is a protocol for using tea successfully as a metabolic stimulant. Tea by itself carries only 4 calories per serving, and it’s most healthy when consumed with nothing added. The caffeine in tea increases body function to…