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Phase Four Overview: How To Stay The Same Weight

You did it! You've reached your weight loss goal and you're finally in Phase 4, Lifetime Maintenance. This is not so much a phase as a permanent lifestyle. In general, the foods you eat in this phase are the same ones you've already been eating. There are some foods you tried to reintroduce earlier without success that you can now handle. You can experiment with these foods at any time as long as you remain near your goal weight.

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Transition to a permanent way of eating that allows you to maintain your new weight.


Remain in control of your weight by adjusting your carb intake if your carb tolerance changes or you regain a few pounds.


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