Phase 2 lasts from 1-6 months, depending on individual need and reaction to the reintroduction of grains. One to two servings of alcohol are allowed, but not suggested, daily. Caffeine is allowed, but not recommended, and 1 tsp of sugar can be added as a sweetener. Starchy vegetables, tropical fruits, grains, and honey or maple syrup as a sweetener.
Meals should be built with a ratio of 40% fat, 25% protein, and 35% carbohydrates, adding in grains and starchy vegetables. Similar to Phase 1, Always Hungry recommends starting with a serving of protein, adding a serving of carbohydrate (from starchy vegetables, fruits, legumes, or grains), and adding the fat in order to create a satisfying meal. In addition to the foods listed below, up to 1oz of dark chocolate (at least 70%) is allowed.
|PHASE 2||Starchy Veggies
½ cup instead of grain per day
||>3 tsp/12 g sugar per day
||3 – ½ c servings per day