Eating Clean Vlog

How do you know if you should eat clean or do a correction day?   Fairly often we tell individuals who struggle with a gain to “eat clean,” but few people understand what we are talking about, so I wanted to do a quick review of when and when not to do a correction day.  Absolutely no processed foods or sugars including natural sugars like Agave or honey.  Avoid milk and cheese as they can be very clogging and will block the cleaning eating flushing process.  Carol has done a great video explaining eating clean!  Enjoy!

1.  If you are in phase 3 and have gone over 2 lbs of the last doseage weight (LDW). Dr. Simeons indicates in Pounds and Inches that if you have gone over the 2lbs you must do a correction day on the same day that the 2lbs is registered.  When you begin Phase 3 there may be a few times when you are adding new foods that this will happen.   The goal of Phase 3 is to identify the foods that cause you to gain.  In working with many individuals I have learned a few things that usually cause gains in Phase 3.  There is usually an introduction of new foods that is too fast, hidden sugars (sucrose,sucralose), introducing too much dairy too quickly, or they have gone over the caloric intake.  Also many get lax in Phase 3 and will cheat or drink alcohol which will cause them to retain water and gain.  Click here for the correction days link.

2.  Eating clean vs correction days. Eating clean is another option to help you re-stabilize.  When we refer to this we want you to cut all dairy and fats out of your diet for a few days.  Eat Phase 2 type foods, but just more of them, to reach your calories for the day.  This will usually correct the problem within a few days.  Why do we prefer this method?  After you have been in Phase 3 for awhile or are in Phase 4,  you can usually identify what we did to gain.  Eating clean places you back in the conscious mind of eating healthy and you will make better choices once you have done this for a few days and will not introduce sugars or chemicals to your body.

3.  Do you do a correction day if your gain is hormonal or because of TOM? In almost all cases, no.  If you are tracking your gains you will see a pattern of when you have hormone related gains.  It is very common for the body to retain fluid during this time to help you go through the normal process.  This always corrects itself.  Make sure there is no other reason for the gain and try to eat clean and get your vitamins and drink the recommended amount of water, and it will all balance itself.

4.  Back-to-back correction days? We do not recommend this.  If you feel there is a need for this then there is a problem that needs to be identified during Phase 3.  Check the Phase 3 tab and see what you are doing wrong.  Eat clean for a few days and get back on track.

5.  Are there any other correction days for Phase 2? No-  The only correction day in Phase 2 is the apple day which is its use is indicated for stalls only.  If you cheat in Phase 2, doing a correction day will slow down your overall process.  It is better to get back to following the protocol correctly and expect a 3 day delay due to the cheat.  Click here for Phase 2 Basics.

Don’t stress over the gains.  Eat healthy and get back on track in order to take it off and leave it off!


  1. Gloria on March 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Great ideas Carol. Since I have started watching your video’s….I am getting “wiser”. Thanks for sharing all your good ideas. GJ

  2. Patty on March 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Wonderful! Exactly what I have been struggling with. This particular vlog is MUCH appreciated, thank you for spelling it out!

  3. Rachel Coleman on March 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Carol, You are amazing.

  4. Renee on March 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Carol, after drinking my detox tea yeasterday and flushing out my systom. I had a weight grain of 1/2 pound. I eat 1 cup of home made onion soup with orgaqnic chicken broth and shrimp. I eat my orange in the morning. Dinner 3.5 oz chicken with a cup of cabbage. I drink 5-160z of decafinated tea. I also eat five small very thin pieces of choco delight. I am P2 Day 8 R1. I have lost 10.1 pounds as of Sunday.
    Thank you so much for the vblogs. I am enjoying them all.

  5. Sussisystems1 on May 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

     Very helpful!  I just posted on FB with one question.  You don’t mention eating fats on clean days. Some folks say ‘yes’, others say ‘no’.  Just wondering whether to include even a bit.  I saw a post saying she adds a bit of coconut milk to her coffee or avocado to a salad if she’s hungry on a P3 or P4 clean day.  What is your thought on this? Today is my first attempt at a ‘clean day’. I’ve given up correction days….  steak days don’t work for me and I’ve had some slight success with chicken egg days and egg days, but I think I best try clean eating for a while and see what happens, then try adding in heavy cream and cheese and see if I gain again, as I suspect they’re the culprit… Thanks!

    • Anonymous on May 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      I eat good fats on my clean days. I always have coconut oil, avocado, etc.  I am a little concerned about the comment of correction days. You should not have to do so many and if they don’t work, then your body doesn’t need correcting. So, wondering if you are not eating enough calories, or if your LDW isn’t correct. Have you seen my vlog on this? 

      Dairy can clog our system so you are probably right … cheese is a huge culprit. Please send a note if you need more help with getting on track.

  6. bellery on October 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    what if Ive been climbing in weight and havent got back down to my LDW, will clean days… over and over clean days help me get back on track again?

    • Shawna Culp on October 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      yes sometimes depending on how high you are it can take a week of clean eating

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