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Right. Too many immune cells would cause your immune system to be unbalanced. Instead of helping your body heal, it causes too much inflammation, causing damage. So the best way to prevent severe Covid infection is to lose those excess fats. Of course, wearing a mask, proper hand washing, and social distancing is still very essential – whatever your weight is.
Yes, that could pose as a bit of a problem when managing obese patients. Another thing, in general, it has been found out that obese patients most commonly requires a breathing tube and a mechanical ventilator when suffering from severe covid infection.
This could be because it will be hard for them to fill their lungs with air since there is a greater amount of fat in the chest and abdomen that could put pressure on their lungs. This would then contribute to them becoming more respiratory distressed.
I’m sorry you had to experience losing a friend to the pandemic. The virus is indeed scary. Being a nurse, I can say that seeing your patient pass away without any family beside him because they can’t go near him is really heartbreaking. That is why I am really campaigning to educate people on how to lessen the chance of the virus to take a hold of you or to at least give your body a fighting chance in the event that you do get it. There are a lot of risk factors and underlying medical conditions that could impede your defense against Covid. And among these, one of the risk factor that could be modified is obesity since this is a lifestyle disease. A change in lifestyle could really tip the balance in your favor.
It is normal to experience a stall when you get to your second week. You could try to cut out the melba toast and one fruit in your daily diet and see if you are able to get off the stall. Some dieters experience less stall when they skip the toast. Best of luck!
Just hold on for a bit. If you were not able to load properly, the hunger episodes will just go away after 5-7 days. To make it less burdensome to you, a fellow dieter before had suggested to dice your apple into cubes and keep it in a ziploc bag with some lemon juice. and whenever you feel the hunger pains, just pop a few pieces of apple cubes into your mouth. It helps with the hunger.
What he is experiencing could be low blood sugar and his body trying to adjust to to decrease in calories. He could try increasing his tea, coffee, and water intake. He could also eat half of his lunch protein for breakfast just so his blood sugar won’t get too low. He could also eat additional lettuce, cabbage, or celery and he will still be able to maintain his 500 calorie limit. Doing the HCG diet is making his system go through a big change and his body is trying its best to catch up with the change. This issues generally go away after a week. So if he could just hang on for a few more days, he could take advantage of the weight loss that this diet could do for him.
Hi, here is an overview of the phases:
Phase 1 – LOADING Phase. This is when you eat as much as you want for 2 days.
Phase 2 – VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) This is when you take the HCG injections while doing a 500-calorie diet. Do take note, this phase also includes the 3 days of doing the VLCD after your last injection dose.
Phase 3 – STABILIZATION Phase. This is when you gradually introduce back foods and increase your calories. However, sugars and starches are not allowed. This will last for 3 weeks.
Phase 4 – MAINTENANCE Phase. You start adding back sugars and starches into your diet. This is the-rest-of-your-life phase.
I suggest you read Dr. Simeons’ manuscript, Pounds and Inches, to better understand this diet and make the most out of it. You can find a link to the manuscript in the main forum. =)
No injections is given once you are off the diet. Actually, the shots are only taken during Phase 1 and Phase 2. Phase 3 resets your weight set point based on you last injection weight. Phase 4 is the “rest-of-your-life” where you make lifestyle changes to maintain your weight loss. No injection for P3 and P4.
After your last dose of the HCG, you have 72 hours wherein you still do the VLCD. This still falls under your phase 2. After completing the 72 hours, your Phase 3 starts. At this point, you will be having more food choices. Do take note that increasing your calories must be gradual. And no sugars and starches!
For day 1 of P3, you could double the amount of your P2 meat intake. Eat at least 700 calories. Then start adding more vegetables and new type of meats on the 2nd day. On the 3rd day, start introducing back fruits. By the 4th day, increase your calorie intake by another 500 calories. You will be able to do this by introducing back dairy to your diet. However, only one type of dairy must be added at a time so you will be able to see if it affects your weight. If there is no weight gain after adding the dairy into your diet, on your 5th day, you could add other kind of meats or a few more dairy. On the succeeding days, you may continue experimenting with meats, dairy, and vegetables together. Just don’t forget to add new foods only one at a time. Continue increasing your calorie intake until you reach 1200-1500 calories per day.
When you get to phase 3, you may now switch back to your regular products. However, after doing the diet, this would be a great time to change to an all natural products. By using organic products, you will be able to avoid all those harmful chemicals that could disrupt your hormones and cause weight gain. Congrats on your loses! =)
Doing steak days consecutively will put too much stress on the body and will affect your stabilization negatively. If you do need to do another steak day, make sure that at least 4 days have passed between steak days.
No, the length of P3 will be 3 weeks or 21 days whether you do a short round or go for a longer one.
Hello, bernadeth! You body needs at least six weeks of break from the HCG before you jump to a second round to prevent immunity. So finish your three weeks of P3 then do 3 weeks of P4 before proceeding to your 2nd round. Hope you’ll reach your goal weight on the next round! =)
Yes, every round of the HCG will still be effective as long as the necessary breaks in between rounds have been followed. However, do take note that your first round usually gives the highest results (if you do it correctly) since this is the round where you have the most weight to lose. Because the HCG diet melts off only abnormal fats, the closer you are to your goal weight, the slower will the losses register. This does not necessarily mean that round 1 loses are the greatest all the time for everyone. Some dieters have their greatest loss during their second round since the they are more knowledgeable of how their body reacts to food and are able to plan their meal better.
But at the end of it all, the HCG will work at all rounds up until when you have no more abnormal fat to shed.
Hello Jenny. You do not need to keep your food selection restricted once your done with the HCG diet. It would also not be realistic because we cannot deny the fact that at some point, we will eat the ice cream, or pizza, or junk foods, or all those other unhealthy food. What is important is that you did a lifestyle change and will be able to control how much and how frequent you eat this. You need to keep it as spaced out as possible so that it would not go back to being a bad eating habit. Once in a while is fine, just don’t overdo it.