HCG diet is better known as Dr. Simeons’ diet protocol. The diet plan has been on the market competing with other popular weight loss plans. Although it has been reserved, many people still find it interesting and even declared it as a hype. This may be brought by the real results it can offer to people that no other diet plan can—instant weight loss, improved metabolism, better physique, and healthier body.
The HCG diet plan sets itself apart from other weight loss solutions for it is presented in different phases. In order for you to declare its finishing point, you have to undergo various phases of weight management. Generally, HCG diet has three phases, but other HCG drop providers break down their dietary plan into four. This is not a big issue since the experts’ protocol is still followed and not violated.
Phase 1: Loading Phase
According to HCG experts, phase 1 is the most important part of HCG diet. It is also known as the loading phase. It is a necessary stage wherein you have to fill your body up with tons of foods you can possibly eat. Other than that, the solution is also meant to cleanse your body for more effective weight loss.
During the phase, you are allowed to eat as much as you want. You can eat pasta, cake, ice cream, or even other high calorie foods you never have eaten before. The HCG experts even encourage you to fill yourself up more than you do before since the loading phase also determines whether you will be able to inhibit hunger during the low calorie diet.
Basically, the phase is intended to last for three days. During this phase, you are already required to have your HCG drops.
Phase 2: Low Calorie Diet Phase
Phase 2 may be the most difficult part of HCG diet. This is when your weight loss will already occur. You have to follow the very low calorie diet during this time as stringently as possible. Other plans set their phase 2 from 15 to 45 days. On the other hand, other plans only last for 26 to 43 days.
Phase 2 is actually more complicated as it seems. This is due to the fact that it is divided into sub-phases as well. First, you have to follow the low calorie diet, which may be under 500 to 1800-calorie diet protocols. During this time, you also need the drops to keep your weight off. Secondly, the last three days of your phase 2 will already exclude the use of HCG drops. Nonetheless, you are still required to follow the very low calorie diet. The use of HCG drops should be stopped earlier as possible to wash them out of your system before you proceed with the next phase.
Phase 3: Stabilization and Maintenance Phase
The phase, from the name itself, will involve the maintenance of the weight you had achieved after weight loss. It is very important to follow its golden rule known as No Starches/ No Sugar Rule for more than three weeks.