How it Works

Phase Two Overview: Balancing Your Diet

How Long

Typically until you're within 10 pounds of your goal weight, although you can transition to Phase 3 sooner if you're willing to slow the pace of weight loss.

Purpose

Lose most of your excess pounds and find your personal carb balance.

Goal

Starting at 25 grams of Net Carbs daily, begin to increase overall carb intake in 5-gram increments. This means gradually reintroducing a broader array of carb foods as you step up the Carb Ladder, finding your personal carb balance. It could level off anywhere between 30 and 80 daily grams of Net Carbs or even higher. Your personal number is impacted by your age, gender, activity level, hormonal status, and other factors as you continue to lose weight.

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