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Phase 3 of HCG Diet

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This is the most crucial phase in HCG diet program where you will implement a Diet break. The aim of phase3 is to increase the calorie intake and provide recuperation for the body. For the last six weeks of phase 2, the body has undergone intense metabolic fat-burning. Therefore, staying on the low-calorie diet for long can hamper your weight loss efforts in the future. In this case, the Diet break comes in to save your weight loss progress.

In this phase, the calorie intake will be increased to 1500-2000 per day. For the next three weeks, this increase in calories will boost your metabolic rate. Therefore, you will re-introduce starchy carbohydrates into your diet for only one meal per day. Moreover, you can take an extra portion of proteins each day.

What starchy carbohydrates are allowed in this phase?

Each food allowed in phase 3 of HCG diet should be equal to 40 grams of carbohydrates. In this case, you will get the required amount of carbohydrates by consuming one cup of cooked oatmeal, Quinoa, beans, cooked rice or pasta. Moreover, 2 slices of whole bread or one medium potato will provide you with the necessary carbohydrates needed for this phase.

Will you feel hungry during this phase?

The introduction of starchy carbohydrates and the additional portion of protein will suppress your appetite while keeping you full for longer. In this case, you will have less craving for foods that can otherwise lead to excess weight gain.

Will you gain weight during this phase?

You will continue losing weight only if you stick to the diet approved for HCG as well as doing exercises. You might lose a couple of pounds if you concentrate on eating the right food approved for this phase.

Should you weigh yourself during this phase?

Keeping track of your weight is imperative and helps you monitor your progress. If you experience a sharp increase in your weight, you should seek the advice of your HCG doctor.

Should you undergo this phase if you have diabetes?

People who have diabetes are not allowed to eat starchy foods. In this case, you should increase the protein portions as recommended. Your doctor may give you a modified phase 3 diet.

Can you exercise during this phase?

Exercises are very crucial in this phase as you will continue losing excess weight. This will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle even after completing the HCG program.

Do you need to drink water in phase 3 of HCG diet?

Staying hydrated is vital in this phase, and you should take at least 8 glasses of water every day. However, you may need to consume more water if you have incorporated exercise in this phase.

Can you back to low-calorie diet after this phase?

If you still have more weight to lose, you consider going for another round of HCG program. However, you should consult your HCG doctor before going to low-calorie diet again.

Conclusion

This phase lasts for only three weeks but will help you in achieving your weight loss goals. It will enhance the body’s fat-burning ability even after completing your HCG program.

Phase 2 of HCG Diet

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The phase 2 of HCG diet, also known as weight loss phase, starts immediately after the loading phase. In this phase, you should follow a low-calorie diet for the next six weeks. During phase 2 of HCG diet, the low-calorie diet helps the body burns excess fats. Also, the HCG doses will continue triggering hormones that boost metabolic fat burning as well as appetite suppression. In this phase, you should consume 500 calories per day. You will follow three meals per day while eating approved fruits, vegetables, proteins and MCT oil at each meal.

Which foods are allowed in phase 2 of HCG diet?

Here is a list of foods that you should consider in phase 2 of the HCG diet:

Vegetables: spinach, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, asparagus, radishes, beet greens, and celery.

Proteins: white fish, crab, Lobster, shrimp, and extra lean beef.

Fruits: apples, lemons, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

What happens if you go longer than six weeks in this phase?

It is advisable to avoid going beyond six weeks when sticking to a low-calorie diet in phase 2 of HCG diet. Staying in this phase longer than required, may lead to reverse metabolic effects. This is undesirable because it leads to excess weight gain in the long run. You can start over again if you have completed six weeks and have not achieved the desired weight loss. However, you must complete all phases of HCG diet before starting again.

Is this phase allowed to people with diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you can adjust your diet to include one extra serving of fruits and two extra servings of proteins per day. However, it is important to consult your doctor to provide you with the necessary advice.

How much water should you take in this phase?

Water is essential for the optimum body functioning. In this case, you should take at least 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Staying hydrated throughout the day will help you in preventing unnecessary hunger.

What should you do if you experience extreme hunger pangs?

You many experience extreme hunger during this phase since you are sticking to a low-calorie diet. High-fiber vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and cabbage will keep you full for longer. You should avoid foods high in fats and carbohydrates since they will hinder the fat-burning process.

How much weight will you lose in phase 2 of HCG diet?

In most cases, you will lose 1 to 2 pounds in this phase. However, faster weight loss is achieved by increasing vegetable intake. Also, the rate of weight loss depends on the fiber and water intake. The weight loss process stops after six weeks, and you will have to start again if you have more weight to lose.

Conclusion

Phase 2 of HCG diet may be challenging, but it is the most rewarding phase of HCG diet program. During this phase, you will lose significant weight and even the most stubborn fats that you have always desired to lose. To achieve best results, you will need patience and commitment while sticking to the right diet.

All you need to know about Phase 1 of HCG diet

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This phase, also known as loading phase, marks the beginning of the weight loss program through HCG diet. In phase 1 of HCG diet, you will be allowed to eat any food of your choice. Ideally, the aim of this phase is to eat as many calories as possible and increase the fat stores. In this case, you should eat foods that are high in carbohydrates and fats. At the beginning of each day, you should take HCG drops or HCG injections and continue to eat high-calorie foods all day long. The phase 1 of HCG diet lasts for two days.

Why eat high-calorie foods?

These calorie-dense foods consumed in this phase will signal the hypothalamus in the brain to release hormones needed for the weight loss. These hormones are responsible for the maximum weight loss during the HCG diet. As a result, of increased metabolic rate, stubborn fats are burned during the HCG program.

What foods should you eat during phase 1 of HCG diet?

Foods that are high in carbohydrates and fats are recommended in this phase. Some of the foods you should consider include;

• Fried meats such as pork and chicken

• Bread and burgers

• Butter and cheese

• Starches such as potato chips and white rice

• Avocadoes

• Sweets and ice-creams

• Bacon and sausages

Who should take HCG diet?

HCG diet is safe for both men and women. However, should seek advice from the doctor because the HCG may interfere with the menstrual cycle.

When do you start taking HCG drops or HCG injections?

The HCG therapy should start the first day of the loading phase. Take HCG drops or injection in the morning of the first day of phase 1 of HCG diet.

What should you do if you forgot the HCG dosage in loading phase?

You can still lose some weight if you continue with the program, but you will not get best results. In this case, you will need to start the process again to achieve maximum results. Wait for one week before starting the loading phase again.

Will you gain weight during this phase?

Gaining weight during loading phase is normal, and you can expect to add two to five pounds during this phase. However, this is important to achieve maximum weight loss by the end of the HCG program.

Will this phase interfere with diabetes?

People who have diabetes can participate in HCG diet ad achieve significant weight loss. However, people with diabetes are advised to seek the advice of the doctor before starting phase 1 of HCG diet.

Can you do workouts and exercises during this phase?

Workouts and exercises are not necessary for losing weight with HCG diet. However, you may consider doing low-impact workouts and light exercises during the loading phase.

Conclusion

The phase 1 of HCG diet, also known as loading phase, it is the most important towards achieved maximum weight loss through HCG program. This is the most exciting phase where you can eat anything as much as you want. However, it is advisable to seek the advice of your doctor before starting this program.