Now that you’ve finished the 14 Day Induction Stage, it is important to begin adding carbs back in to your diet.
Balancing means you’ll start to climb the Carb Ladder, slowly adding different foods – think nuts, seeds, strawberries, blueberries, melon, cottage cheese, yogurt and more – until you find a healthy balanced diet that’s right for you. Balancing is all about maintaining your momentum from Induction and continuing the process of finding your personal carb balance.
You stay in balancing typically until you’re within 10 pounds of your goal weight.
Lose most of your excess pounds and find your personal carb balance.
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 carbohydrate foods as you step up the Carb Ladder. Here you’ll be 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.