Hey chilli, i didnt know that but i looked it up and as you said its ok with professional advice. i have noticed that any weight loss diet im on slows to a crawl after a few months, i think my body just adapts, I cant do much exercise either, so to fool my body for a bit im thinking of switching up to 800 every other day & slowly build up some gentle exercise. my lupus flare maybe a stress response so the most i can do is at least try to maintain for a month or 2 then i can repeat another 6-8 weeks @ 800. im hoping this way the snacking wont undo what i've achieved so far. im expecting the initial water gain when i switch but if it gets out of hand i'll just start another round of 800 earlyI think you can continue 800 longer if you want to (check with someone professional tho) I did the blood sugar diet before and many people did it longer. I hope your Lupus stays at bay.