kpattycake wrote:I am nervous about this phase, because I want to lose weight. I am scared with what I have read.
RedRox wrote:Hopefully after the past two weeks on P1 you have eliminated your cravings for simple carbohydrates. You may also have been fortunate to notice some weight loss as well. Some of this weight may have been fat; much of the weight was likely water.
This is because your diet over the past two weeks has not included grains and has been somewhat low on carbohydrates. This has depleted your glycogen stores.
Carbohydrates from fruit, bread, pasta, etc are converted into glucose (blood sugar) by your body and used for energy throughout the day. Glucose that is not used right away is stored by your body in your liver and muscle tissue in the form of glycogen. Several pounds of water are stored along with the glycogen. As you have depleted your glycogen stores, your body has released the associated water weight.
As you enter P2 and reintroduce carbs you may notice a slight jump in weight as your body replenishes its glycogen stores and some of the associated water. This is healthy and natural. It is NOT a sign that you are doing anything wrong by transitioning to P2!
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