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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.
Hi Jenny, sorry to hear that. HCG diet is really hard to do successfully when cheats get mixed up in the process. The earliest you could do a second round is 6 weeks after your the HCG has left your system. You do this by going through 3 weeks of P3 and 3 weeks of P4 then you may start on your 2nd round. Best of luck on the next round! =)
The article I’ve mentioned gave a great tip in breaking the habit of binge-eating. I know when we’re on quarantine and no work that we need to get out of bed to prepare for, we tend to stay in bed even after we wake up. However, it would help if we eat on schedule. Get up and eat your breakfast within one hour of waking up. Then eat every 3-5 hours making sure that you don’t starve yourself. Eat, NOT overindulge, okay? *wink* If you let yourself get too hungry, it would be harder not to eat excessively. So don’t skip meals and just hold on.
Ha! Should this diet be marketed for a better sex life then? I bet many would jump into this bandwagon.. haha.. For me, the best thing this diet gave me was confidence. And the second best thing? It made me less grumpy.. I guess losing weight increases our quality of life. Less weight, less health issues, good sleep quality, more happy hormones, less grumpiness.. and less people to lose because they wouldn’t get annoyed with the grumpiness.. LOL
Hi Jenny! =)
I get your point.. There are dieters who prefer to do it weekly just to avoid the unnecessary panic that they tend to feel when looking at a 0.2 or 0.3 pound gain which they would just lose after a day or two. But weighing is not simply to see whether your weight went up or down, rather, it is done so that you will be able to see if a food is causing a problem or if you have food sensitivities. You won’t find out if you need to make any correction in your diet unless you weigh daily. You wouldn’t want all your hard work to go down the drain just because you weren’t able to catch the culprit, right? =)
Eventually, when you have made weighing daily a habit and internalized that water weight could affect the scale, a slight weight gain wouldn’t get you easily bent out since you’re comfortable knowing you’ll just lose it. Best of luck in maintaining the weight!
Hi amie, your concern is also everybody’s concern. Going on a diet and losing weight is not easy, but losing the weight IS the easy part. Keeping the weight off is the real measure of success. And as hard as we try to, there will be times when we do eat the ice cream or french fries or those “unhealthy” happy food.. But what is important is to learn how much and how frequent we can have them.. And one good tip is to continue to weigh yourself even when you’re done with the protocol.. This way, you can immediately detect if you are gaining weight and remedy it before you slip too deep.. You can prevent the weight from creeping stealthily back.. =)
I feel you! I, too, had my biggest goal of losing my belly fat because at one point, even when people complimented me of losing weight, my stubborn belly fats remain. I’ve even done research on why belly fats are too hard to lose and found out that the type of fat cells that get stored on that area are those that does not respond easily to the fat-breakdown process. So while the other parts of our body are responding and getting thinner, our belly does not. Annoying, right?
Fortunately, I came across this HCG diet. The HCG hormone is able to help target and breakdown those stubborn fat stores which then allow us to lose the unsightly belly. This diet had already helped many who were desperate to lose stubborn weight. This might also be the solution to your struggle. Best of luck!
Hello Sheena, it is not required per Dr. Simeons’ original protocol to incorporate Vitamin B12 to your HCG. The protocol was designed to be able to provide the vitamin requirements of a person in a normal health condition (no vitamin deficiency prior to starting treatment).
However, some manufacturers include Vitamin B into their kits because it can increase your metabolism and also boost your energy levels. This will be beneficial to aid those whose work or daily activities require more energy consumption that than the average person. And since this combination enhances the rate of weight loss, most dieters mix the Vitamin B with their shot. Nonetheless, you still have the option if you want to include it in your round or not. The HCG is still capable of melting off your abnormal fats with or without Vitamin B.
Though the idea that there is a chance for a higher weight loss with the Vitamin B combo would be hard to resist, right? *wink*
That weight loss looks great Martha! You’re averaging more than a pound per day..
Heidi is right, the components of the 500-calorie diet is enough to nourish your body for proper functioning. Also, Dr. Simeons’ manuscript mentioned that every time we lose a pound of fatty tissue, only the actual fat is melted off. All other vitamins, proteins, and minerals contained in that fatty tissue in abundance are circulated back into our bodies so we need not worry about being deficient. Vitamin supplementation is done only if you can’t function normally and your doctor decides that your the body really needs more of it.
You can do it! You can still do a lot of things even when you’re stuck at home. If you worry that not having anything to do will influence you to eat frequently, you could make a to-do list and include all those little stuffs that you thought of doing at one point but wasn’t able too because life was just too busy – like organizing your home, sewing those clothes that had some small tear in them, or even gardening. Just make sure that you don’t push yourself to do too much housework in a day so as not to drain up the reduced energy you have from following a very low calorie diet. Best of luck on your round! =)
I can just imagine the struggle especially if you’re faced with a menu with pictures of the delicious dishes on it! I’m glad the article I shared was able to be of help.. For me, the best tip I got there was mixing flavored stevia to a sparkling mineral water.. It makes me think I’m having a soda since soda is one thing I usually crave when I do go out to eat. That trick made me survive P2.. haha..
Hello Janice! =)
Since you are not too far off in your round, you may still continue your current round. But instead of not eating both your carb and fruit portion, you could just drop the melba/breadstick but still eat your fruit. Many forgoe the breadstick to avoid the possibility of carb cravings. So you may do so.
The fruit and veggie will provide you with enough carbs so that your body will still utilize the energy from the food instead of your glycogen reserves.
Good luck with losing weight this P2!
Good for you the shakes are available in your place. Unfortunately, the HCG diet isn’t that popular here in our country. It’s too expensive for the regular Filipino. For us, there’s no choice but to actually prepare the meals. Though there are one or two HCG meal deliveries in the capital of our country, me, being based in the province, doesn’t have access to it. huhu..
Amen! Praying with you.
Being in the healthcare system and having to take care of suspected Covid patients is causing me to get fat.. I’m trying to get the stress under control before the excess weight takes over.. haha..