The HCG dieting plan is literally a breakthrough in the dieting industry. This diet let dieters drop pounds fast with very little side effects. If you follow the diet plan exactly as prescribed, you will be able to lose the extra weight you want to lose at ease. In fact, you can expect to drop one to two pounds on a daily basis. On occasion however, you may find that you reach a plateau of sorts and weight loss slows down or even stops. Why does this happen? Let’s examine the common reasons that cause HCG weight loss to stall or fail.
The top reason why the HCG weight loss stops is that a dieter cheats and consumes foods that are not allowed on the protocol, or he or she consumes more than should be consumed while using HCG products. It is imperative for the dieter to keep her daily food intakes within 500 calories a day. No starches, no sugars, no artificial sweeteners and definitely no more than 500 calories per day. If you eat even 700 calories instead of the caloric intake maximum of 500 calories, the extra 200 calories makes your body start taking energy from your food intake once more instead of burning the unwanted fats you have stored in the body.
Another possible reason that causes the HCG diet plan comes to a halt in terms of weight loss can be attributed to choosing the wrong food selections. For instance, while you can consume foods with proteins, these food offerings have to be of lean meat variations and it doesn’t mean you can start eating high fat beef, pork, or steak! Your food rations have to be smaller than they were and you will want to get protein from the leanest sources possible.
There are other common mistakes that HCG diet beginners often make while on the HCG diet, which will cause the stall or even lead the diet to a complete failure. For instance, Dr. Simeons clearly states NOT to mix vegetables. Although some dieters report satisfactory weight loss result by mixing veggies on the HCG diet, others do report negative effects on their HCG weight loss efforts when mixing veggies for their meals. In addition, dieters shouldn’t eat the same protein for lunch and dinner. It is necessary to consume different proteins for different meals of the day, if dieters want to lose weight continuously when taking HCG injections or sublingual HCG.
If you reach a plateau on the HCG diet, it will take several days for your body to become regulated and lose an average weight of 0.5 to 2 lbs each day again. When reaching a plateau, you may want to do a “Steak Day” or “Apple Day” to break the stall. Or you can increase your fiber intake by using a supplement or you can also make use of colon cleansers to alleviate your condition. Then weight loss will begin once more.
On again off again behavior will definitely thwart your HCG weight loss success. Like any other dieting methods, you can’t start the HCG diet and stop the diet whenever you feel like munching or snacking. You need to remain 100% committed to the HCG diet plan if you expect it to work for you.