What happens if my weight plateaus for a few days?
Many times there is a large amount of weight loss within the first week, then a plateau or leveling off. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a day or so you will continue to loss based on the average. Some have a tendency to get frustrated if they go a day or two without losing even if they have experienced a huge drop within the first week. Most clients average approximately 1 lb per day so to see if you on in line with the average count the number of injections that you have taken and count how many pounds you've lost. The first 2 days fat loading during phase 1 don't count toward the average because you should typically gain weight while fat loading and possible day one of phase 2. A good rule of thumb to see where you stand is to subtract either 3 or 4 injections depending on whether you lost on day 1 of phase 2 or not. For example, if you've taken 12 injections and lost 9 lbs not counting the two fat loading injections you'd be averaging 1 lb per injection. It is very common, mostly for women, to have a 2‐4 day weight plateau. Internal research has shown that this usually occurs around the 3rd week on the injections. Most plateaus are the result of a hormonal imbalance prior to therapy which typically occurs in pre and post menopausal women. A plateau may also be the result of constipation, which is very common on a high protein diet. It is possible to hold several pounds of stool in your colon over a period of several days. It is important to include light exercise and drink plenty of fluids which help increase the movement within the colon.