How to keep the weight off after the HCG Diet.
We found a very helpful article below on how to to keep the weight off after the hcg diet. Phase 3 of the diet is the most often downfall for most hcg dieters. If you don’t do phase 3, you are very likely to gain the weight back.
This excerpt is by Janet Sweeney from http://www.hcgdietnews.com
1) When you get to the end of the HCG Diet, you do your last dose of hCG, however you are doing it, shots or oral/sublingual, etc., and then you continue for 2 more days with the VLCD (very low calorie diet) while you wait for most of the hCG to get out of your system. You will continue to lose for those couple of days after the last hCG.
2) Then you can eat whatever you want EXCEPT for no sugars or starches, which basically means, no cookies, no crackers, no desserts, no flour, no pasta, no spaghetti, no breads, etc. As long as you do that very carefully for 3 weeks, you should be able to keep at your last diet weight, or within 2 pounds. If you go up 2 pounds, you should do a steak day, as described in Pounds and Inches. It is very important to keep your weight in that range for those three weeks to re-set your hypothalamus and “set point,” so that you keep the weight off.
Have you ever heard about the saying, “If you want to lose weight, just cut out the white foods?” My doctor told me that years ago. I wish I had followed his advice, because I may never have gotten so overweight in the first place. I’d just had my first baby and he told me to cut out spaghetti and potatoes. It seemed too simple and also, too hard raising a family. So “white foods” are things like white sugar, white flour, white rice, white potatoes, white bread. But, just during maintenance. It’s not forever.
I have no way to prove this, but I suspect the hCG doesn’t entirely leave your body as fast as 2-3 days after the diet. I think that is another reason why the three weeks after of no sugars or starches is so important. Dr. Simeons warned to add fruits carefully, because of the natural sugar, weighing every day.
3) If you do gain, be sure and do the steak day. According to Dr. Simeons, that is the one best thing you can do. A steak day is one meal, usually at suppertime of steak and a raw tomato or apple.
This article provides you with a basic frame work on how to manage the 3rd phase of the diet. If you order your HCG from ProHCGDiet.com the complete instructions will be included in the instruction manual. If you have any questions or have experience with the 3rd phase of the HCG diet, please leave a comment.