Need to Stop Your HCG Diet? Do It the Safe, Smart Way
The combination of a very low calorie diet and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injections can trigger dramatic weight loss in a matter of weeks without endangering your health. However, it can also fail if you neglect the rules and procedures about what, when, and how much to eat, or if you don’t keep up your daily injection schedule.
Unfortunately, the time may come when you need to disobey those rules and put a premature end to your HCG weight loss routine due to an unexpected pregnancy or serious health problem. You don’t want to simply slam the brakes on your routine lightly, though. If you abandon the plan before you’ve had the bare minimum of 23 doses out of your 28-dose regimen, all the weight you’ve lost up to this point may find its way right back onto your body, adding to your health woes. Let’s look at some smart strategies to minimize these kinds of setbacks.
Step 1: Stop the Injections
The first thing you must do if you plan on putting a premature halt to your HCG plan is to discontinue the daily HCG injections. The HCG already circulating through your body will require about 72 hours to dissipate. If you were taking other supplements alongside the HCG, as a doctor whether you should discontinue those as well.
Step 2: Transition Into Phase 3
During Phase 1 of your HCG plan, you loaded up on fatty foods that you wouldn;t have access to for several weeks. During Phase 2, you slashed your calorie intake to 500 calories a day while taking HCG injections. Now that you’re off the injections, you can carefully make a modified transition into a Phase 3 eating style. But during those 72 hours when your body rids itself of the HCG and readjusts its metabolism accordingly, stay away from fatty foods and oils. Once the HCG is gone, you can restore these foods to your diet.
Step 3: Wrap Up Phase 3
Phase 3 involves eating at least 800 calories a day for the remainder of the plan — but not just any calories. While you can eat fats and whole foods, you should maintain a low-carbohydrate diet that avoids sugars and starches as much as possible for the remaining 3 weeks of your plan. Go slow when increasing your daily calorie count.
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