On the diet we all dread the “social” calendar. Attending parties, events, dinners with friends or even family functions can cause stress on the dieter. We always recommend keeping the calendar as clear as possible during the P2 protocol. There will be times when this is not possible. I refer back to “Pounds and Inches” fro advice during these types of circumstances. If you vary off protocol you can expect a gain and a 3 day time period for correction. If you plan ahead and there is no way to avoid the event or going off protocol knowing what to expect will help you adjust to the disappointment at the scale. We always recommend staying positive and stick to as close to protocol as you can and prepare yourself for a 3 day correction period. Sometimes knowing what to expect will make the journey easier.
Faulty Dieting- Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches
Few patients will take one’s word for it that the slightest deviation from the diet has disastrous results as far as the weight is concerned. This extreme sensitivity has the advantage that the smallest error is immediately detectable at the daily weighing but most patients have to make the experience before they will believe it…
Persons in high official positions such as embassy personnel, politicians, senior executives, etc., who are obliged to attend social functions to which they cannot bring their meager meal must be told beforehand that an official dinner will cost them the loss of about three days treatment, however careful they are and in spite of a friendly and would-be cooperative host. We generally advise them to avoid all around embarrassment, the almost inevitable turn of conversation to their weight problem and the outpouring of lay counsel from their table partners by not letting it be known that they are under treatment. They should take dainty servings of everything, bide what they can under the cutlery and book the gain which may take three days to get rid of as one of the sacrifices which their profession entails. Allowing three days for their correction, such incidents do not jeopardize the treatment, provided they do not occur all too frequently in which case treatment should be postponed to a socially more peaceful season.