What does an HCG dieter do when getting to phase three and four of the diet? When moving into the third and fourth stages of the HCG diet, the initial two stages have been conquered, and the dieter takes on a new approach to eating and dieting. However, just because the first stages of the diet are over, it does not mean that weight stops coming off or that the dieter is no longer dieting. It simply means that the dieter is taking new measures to continue to lose weight and to eventually maintain the weight that is lost. Here are some tips for getting through the HCG diet Phase three and Phase four.
After beginning the HCG diet and making it through the initial stages, you have already gained the advantages of the diet. You have rebalanced your metabolic processes, your body is using stored fat for fuel, and your body will be less likely to store up fat in your fat cells. Now that your body is in peak condition for weight loss, as you enter Phase 3, you can begin phasing in new foods. As you do so, you will want to track your portions, and you will still want to consume some of the same foods you have been eating as you slowly add in newer food selections.
Eat high-fiber foods such as beans and legumes and fruits. Start by adding one new food per day and then by the second week you can start adding two and by the end of Phase 4, you can be adding three new foods per day. New food selections should be free of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, preservatives, additives, antibiotics, and genetic alterations to ensure your optimal health. This will also ensure the avoidance of allergies and to baneful side effects in association with hormones and man-made products. If you find that whenever you eat certain foods such as egg and shellfish, you develop a problem with weight gain, you may discover that you have an allergy to the product. You might want to eliminate them from your diet to avoid further issues in the future.
Continue consuming water each day and do not diminish the amount of water you consume; eight to ten glasses of water are still necessary. It keeps your body clear of toxins, it keeps metabolic processes at their peak, and it helps keep you fully hydrated. Do not think about adding soda to your diet; even diet soda has a lot of additional sodium in it. Instead, go for water, continue to drink teas with Stevia. You can also drink Yerba Mate tea, chamomile tea, Wu Long tea, and green tea, which will stimulates your body to burn calories and regulates appetite.
Make sure you keep your emotions in check and that they do not begin to rule over what and when you eat. In times of stress, have alternative things to do that will keep you busy or help you relax. Make sure you have healthy snacks on hand, perhaps foods from the HCG approved list, so you can eat healthy at all times. Avoid eating starchy carbs and very sweet fruits late in the day since your body is more likely to convert carbohydrates into fat stores as the day progresses.
If in the event you begin to gain weight after entering phase 3 and 4, move back into eating the same foods you’ve been consuming in phase two until you lose the pounds you want to lose. You can also have a Steak day where you consume nothing but meat: this can help you get back on track quickly.
Bear in mind that now that you have moved into the less rigid phase of the HCG diet it does not mean that you do not have to watch your food consumption. Continue tracking your food consumption, and make sure you consume reasonable portions. As always, avoid foods that are pre-packaged (unless they are your own recipes), and definitely avoid fast food destinations; you are still dieting, even if the foods you can consume are more liberal and up to your personal preferences.