The Four Phases of HCG Weight Loss Diet
What makes the HCG diet unique is that it offers you real and lasting changes in a short period of time. In order to do this, you will not only need to take your IASO HCG drops as indicated and as you follow the four phases of the HCG diet and stick to the HCG calorie and food guidelines for each phase.
The Four Phases of HCG
The first phase of the HCG diet is not actually considered a part of the diet at all. Rather it is considered a time for your body to detox. Many people do not look at this phase as an actual phase of the HCG diet, and they instead just focus on phases 2-4, (which they call phases 1-3).
This is known as the ‘loading phase’. Either way, phase 1 is important!
During this phase, you will be ‘feasting’, which generally means this is your time to eat everything that your body is craving. This generally lasts two days.
It might seem like an odd way to start a diet, but your body needs that influx of calories during phase 1 because during phase 2 the amount of calories will be drastically reduced. In other words, even if you gain a little bit of weight during phase 1 there is no need to worry because during phase 2 you will start to notice a dramatic difference.
When you start phase 2, things will become much more strict. The main difference will be that you will go from eating whatever you wanted in phase 1 to eating a strict 500 calories a day.
You will be able to eat two meals every day, each one consisting of protein, fruit, and vegetables. And unlike phase 1, which only lasts two days, you will usually be in phase 2 for days 3-23 of the HCG diet.
This might seem like a lot for you to take on, but it will get easier. One easy tip is to make sure that you have meat as your protein source and feel free to eat that meat twice a day.
Some acceptable foods to eat during phase 2 include:
- Swiss Chard
And you have your choice of these meats as well, (provided they are the leanest cuts you can find and they have no excess fat)
- Grass fed beef
By the time you are in phase 3 you will already be noticing big changes. Not only will your body be changed but you will also be able to handle the calorie limitations of the HCG diet with ease.
Another big bonus for reaching phase three is that you will be able to stop taking the IASO HCG drops/ Usually you will be in phase 3 from days 27-48.
Another big plus of getting to phase 3 is that you know you are halfway through the HCG diet and you will be able to relax on your food intake a little.
During phase 3 your two main goals are going to be to cut out all sugars and to eliminate all starches. The goal here is that you will be able to maintain your dramatic weight loss and help your body to stay at its new weight.
During phase 3, the foods that you are allowed to eat will depend on what your weight is for that day. For instance you may have to take a ‘meat day’ at certain times in order to help your body stay at its goal weight.
Phase 4 and Beyond
When you reach phase 4 it is time to give yourself a pat on the back. Not only were you able to get through the HCG diet, but by now you should notice a real change in your health, appearance, and life.
Everything about you should seem better. You should feel like you have an amazing amount of energy and all of those cravings and old food habits should be long gone.
You have a new body and a new self. Now it is time to make sure that you keep the new you for a long time to come.
During phase 4, you are going to begin to shift your focus. Now your focus is going to be centered around slowly starting to add carbs back into your diet. There are some strict guidelines here, and you will need to talk to your doctor to be sure of how you should go about this. But the general rule of thumb is that you will closely watch your weight while you are adding the carbs back in. If you gain, then it is time to shift your eating habits a little.
Over time, you will begin to understand what your new body can and cannot handle and what will cause you to gain weight. Once you know this, you should easily be able to keep living a healthy lifestyle without any worry about regaining the weight you have worked so hard to lose.
What Happens After HCG?
Once you are done with the HCG diet and you know what works for you new body, you have two choices.
You can either keep living your new healthy life on your own terms and move forward with whatever eating path you choose.
Or you can do another round of the HCG diet in order to make sure that you get rid of any additional weight you may be thinking about losing.
The choice is really up to you and what your comfort level is. Some people choose to do another round of HCG and others don’t. It’s a personal choice and you have to do what is best for you.
If you do decide to go another round on the HCG diet, the only thing that you should be careful of is the HCG IASO HCG drops. Over time, your body can actually become immune to the benefits of the HCG hormone injections. This is why it is so important to follow the HCG guidelines.
I personally managed to lose 17 pounds in 23 days with the IASO HCG IASO HCG drops and I have been able to maintain it and keep it off, I have also added other products such as the IASO Detox tea, where I detox at least once per month and I enjoy the Delgada slimming coffee, this coffee had added benefits.
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