My suspicions were confirmed. My jumpstart weight-loss had stalled. Why? Stupidity on my part. As much as I thought I was following my program I inadvertently introduced elements that were different and it has put a bump in the road.
Zero Calorie does not equal zero Carbs
I am following a low carb food strategy and I started using Truvia sweetener. Truvia carries 3g of carbs per packet. Shame on me for assuming it was carb free as other sweeteners I had used in times past. Truvia IS the healthy way to go... but for now I will hold off on using it until the maintenance phase of the diet. Since I drink Green tea like a fiend, I was consuming about 35-45 grams of carbs per day alone with Truvia. That is what I believe is causing the the jumpstart weight-loss to stall. For the jumpstart program to work, I need to consume next to 55-75 grams of carbs per day for 8 days... (And yes it is not that fun... remember, jumpstarts for any type of diet plan, are to be tolerated... anyone selling "fun" is trying to sell you product, I'd say to save your money.) The rest of the intake is an overload of protein, minimal fats, appropriate amount of salt and a whole lot of water.