Phase 2 Stabilization Once you have reached your weight goal, you will then transition into Phase 2: Stabilization. Following Phase 1: Weight Loss, the body fights to regain lost weight by increasing hunger and burning fewer calories. The purpose of Stabilization is to adjust macronutrient intake (protein/fat/carbs) in the right proportions to effectively manage hunger and maintain your new weight. What happens during Phase 2: Stabilization: Complex carbohydrates and healthy fats are reintroduced at a slow and measured rate, allowing you to gauge your own individual needs based on your tolerance. You’ll get another meal with a protein of your choice, replacing one of the Ideal Protein foods. This phase is followed until your weight stabilizes determined by weekly visits with your coach. Weekly follow-up sessions are designed to monitor the reintroduction of carbohydrates. All of this will result in your own personalized Macro Code, which will be key in weight Phase 3: Maintenance. The first week of Stabilization is called 'Step-down'. This is a transitional week during which you will step down from 3 Ideal Protein partial meal replacements to 2 by replacing the lunch Ideal Protein item with a whole protein. This Step-down week has two purposes: The transition from 3 Ideal Protein foods per day to 2 Ideal Protein foods per day, thereby increasing calories by adding another 4-6 oz of protein. Complete a 7-day food record, which will become the menu-planning template that allows you to build your menus for the following week when healthy fats and carbs are added.