Weight is back up to LIW (last injection weight) today – 247.5 or so. Phase 3 says stay away from sugar and starch. Considering this is the most important phase to keep the weight off, that is not much guidance. I did as directed and first 2-3 days tried to stay at 500 calorie. Actually day 3 I was up over 1000 as I had a celebration salad with sweet onion dressing.
The next step there is talk to keep calories at 1000 and work up to 1500-1800. Again very little guidance. Being 247 pounds, 1000 calories is likely not going to sustain me for long. Here was my day today to set me up for success:
Breakfast: 2 large soft boiled eggs = 182
Snack: 15 raw unsalted almonds = 104
Lunch: Salad: 4oz roasted chicken, 3 cups lettuce, 5 slice tomatoes, sprinkle of black olives, few slices dill pickle, few banana peppers, some green pepper, southwest dressing (not sweet) = 334
Dinner: (see photo): skewer of 5 medium scallops with purple onion and red/yellow pepper. Side Caesar salad with low calorie dressing = 247
Total so far 867 calories. Likely will have an apple and a little cheese later tonight and will get to 1000 or just over again.
The salad dressings are killing the calories. 20% of my calories from the dressings. Kept the sugar down though so I would say I am still doing what I need to. Hope the scale agrees tomorrow.