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You don’t have to worry. As long as you are able to consume foods as instructed by the protocol, you wouldn’t be short of nutrients because as explained by Dr. Simeons in his manuscript, every time your fatty tissue is burned, which will happen almost daily while you’re on the HCG and eating only 500 calories, the only thing that gets melted off is your actual fat. The abundant vitamins, proteins, blood, and minerals from that fat tissue are being circulated back into your system.
You can safely start your diet as soon as you want to. Having a healthy weight during this pandemic will be very beneficial.
You still have restrictions in Phase 3. What goes back to normal is your calorie intake. Instead of taking just 500 calories per day, in P3, you no longer need to restrict the number of calories you eat or have minimal food choices. You can eat anything as long as there is no starch or sugar.
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.
Hi! Breaks between rounds when doing the HCG diet gets longer and longer as your round increases. Besides to prevent immunity, and to allow your body to adjust to the big weight loss, this is to give your skin more time to shrink back into place. You wouldn’t want to have very saggy skin after a few rounds wouldn’t you? Comply with the needed break and let your skin catch up. =)
Yes, do a reload again for 2 days with shots. But you do not need to gorge and make yourself so full. Just eat well with high fat foods. Then you continue P2 up until P4 as what is in the protocol. I hope you’ll be able to finish it through without interruptions this time. Best of luck! =)
You cannot be breastfeeding while on the HCG diet mainly because being on a very low calorie diet will affect your milk production. Also, some veterans say that if you do the diet, the HCG that you have injected will free the abnormal stored fats which would also free out the toxins that are store in those fat tissues. Accordingly, some of this toxins may get into the milk. Therefore it would be best to wait to lose fat until after your baby has weaned from breastfeeding.
During P3, you are supposed to stay within 2lbs. from your last injection weight so try not to lose more during this phase. You might risk yourself from stabilizing. If you want to lose the remaining 12 lbs, it would be best to go on a second round. Just make sure that you have done at least 3 weeks of P3 and 3 weeks of P4. Best of Luck! =)
It wasn’t mentioned in Dr. Simeons’ manuscript that you need to drink a specific amount of water in P3. However, for health purposes, even those not on the HCG diet, we are advised to drink at lease 8 glasses of water a day. Therefore, it would be best if you follow this to keep yourself hydrated. =)
It seems that you are not eating enough. In P3, you can start gradually increasing your calories. Not eating enough calories (especially proteins) when your system has already gotten rid of the HCG may lead you to be protein-deficient. When this happens, your body will retain water and will cause the weight on the scale to go up. So increase your protein intake. Also, you might want to cut out your dairy for 3 or 4 days to see if you could be sensitive to the dairy. Hope this helps.
What P3 meal did you have?
In Dr. Simeons’ Pounds and Inches, he made mention that you could do “A game of tennis, a vigorous swim, a run, a ride on horseback or a round of golf” and that these activities do not cause exercise-induced water retention. You could try any of these and see if it solves your craving for a “non-boring” activity. Enjoy! =)
You could already incorporate your usual products as long as it does not contain sugar and starch. Shampoo and conditioners won’t be a problem. However, some lip balms and lipsticks might contain sugar so you’d still need to read the label. Good luck in P3!
You will start counting your break when you start P3. So you just need to do the required 3 weeks of P3 followed by 3 weeks of P4. This will total to 6 weeks of break from the HCG hormone. After that 3 weeks of P4, you proceed to Round 2. Good luck with your losing the weight! I bet you’ll definitely enjoy looking good during the event.. =)
You might want to go slow when you re-introduce starch back into your diet so you could pinpoint which particular food you are sensitive to. Add starches one at a time starting with small quantities, and gradually increase in the succeeding days. This way, you will also be able to determine the amount of a particular food that your body could tolerate. Best of luck in P4! =)
Hi, as long as you completed your P3 properly (maintaining withing the 2-pounds range) for the entire 3 weeks, your body then has already stabilized. Therefore, when you start P4, you could safely lose more weight by doing additional exercises or physical activities while maintaining a healthy eating habit. Just don’t push yourself too much. Listen to your body and don’t rush it. Gradually lose the pounds so your body and skin could catch up.