After 23 days of taking the daily hCG hormone, dieters move into the phase 3, a.k.a. Maintenance phase of the HCG diet. In the following three weeks, dieters are instructed to weigh themselves every morning to ensure they are not gaining more than two pounds over the weight reached on the day of their last HCG injection. It is important for dieters to weigh themselves in the morning rather than during the day, as there may be wide fluctuations which might lead to unnecessary worries and confusions.
If a dieter gains more than two pounds over his last dose day weight, even if this is only a few ounces, he should immediately take certain weight correction procedure on the same day in order to lose the extra pounds. “Steak Day” is an effective technique used by Dr. ATW Simeons to correct weight gains in the HCG diet Phase 3. Basically you eat nothing until dinner, when you can eat a large steak cooked in oil or butter with an apple or a raw tomato. You should also drink plenty of water that day. The next day, you should see your weight drop.
According to Dr. Simeons, dieters “must on that same day entirely skip breakfast and lunch but take plenty to drink. In the evening they must eat a huge steak with only an apple or a raw tomato.” Dr. Simeons also stated in his “Pounds and Inches” that “it is of utmost importance that the meal is skipped on the same day as the scale registers an increase of more than two pounds and that missing the meals is not postponed until the following day. If a meal is skipped on the day in which a gain is registered in the morning, this brings about an immediate drop of often over a pound.”
In other words, dieters need to do the Steak Day immediately on the same day when they find their weight gains are over the two pound limit. If the Steak Day is missed for the correct day or postponed to the next day, dieters need to follow several days of strict dieting in order to correct the situation.