Hi, I know it is recommended that you work your way through the different stages but what would happen if I stopped SS (after the weight loss I want) and then went on to a normal healthy diet and gradually worked my own way back up to 2000cals a day? I don't have a bad relationship with food as such or a compulsion to eat. My weight gain is mostly due to stopping smoking and then having 2 babies in 2yrs with 2 c/sections so the weight has gradually went on as i've been inactive through the operations. Don't get me wrong, what I was eating wasn't the best either but I think alot of my weight gain was down to alcohol too which I am now off altogether and have been since before starting cd. I want to go back to eating healthily and drinking in moderation when I do loose the weight but I would prefer to do it my own way and come off cd altogether. By gradually adding more calories. Is that ok or would I just pile it all back on if I didn't work through the steps?