It has 3 phases. Loading Phase P1 days, eat high-fat, high-calorie foods while taking hCG. Phase 3 P3 stabilize your weight loss phase by eating low carb for 3 weeks, no hCG is taken during this time. Preserve lean muscle on such a low calorie diet which leads to more of your weight loss being fat. So there must be something here to me. Someons found that ladies using the hCG diet actually lost this abnormal fat. He felt hCG helped to reset the hypothalamus — that basically the signaling pathway of weigh regulation could be broken and that hCG helped restore this, making weight maintenance easier later. While many claims online say you will lose 1 lb a day on the hCG protocol, this is very rare and usually occurs only if you have a great amount of weight to lose or are a male. I have a full in-depth post on this here.
For a less extreme option, you can spend a week eliminating all processed foods from your diet. While most of us eat more than calories in just one sitting at our favorite restaurant, the HCG diet is very specific in just how to spread those calories out through your day. Something is better than nothing, and you are still following the HCG protocol. Most high protein shakes have only grams of fat. We’re all only human after all, so try your best not to mess up but if you do find yourself cheating a little I wrote this article on what to do if you do cheat. Tea, coffee or herbal tea sweetened with xylitol or stevia and 1 tablespoon of milk if required. At dinner, you could have roasted white fish paired with pickles made from a cucumber, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt.
Trying to stick to a strict diet can be hard right? What is the relationship between skipping meals especially breakfast and weight loss? The answer is HCG has no impact on either. Invest in some portable containers and take a look at which recipes likely travel well. However, if you are pregnant, you should not start the protocol. Pepper to taste.