Losing weight is difficult but along with the HCG, it is made easier. The protocol of the HCG diet is designed to give you a guide on how the diet works. There are common struggles that may come during your weight loss journey. You can experience stalls and weight gains for some reason. However, you do not have to worry too much because the HCG also provides steps to overcome weight loss struggles.
Why do you experience difficulties in losing weight even with HCG?
- You did not follow the protocol on VLCD
You have to religiously follow the protocol on VLCD. Make sure that you are loading the allotted calories allowed per day. Make sure that you are not skipping your meals or eating too much. The protocol on the VLCD includes the daily maintenance of HCG shots. If you fail to follow the protocol you are at risk of weight loss struggles.
- You eat too much before bedtime
Eating too much food before bedtime affects weight loss. It can deposit fats all over your body. Consuming foods before bedtime also results in digestive issues. Too many foods mean too many calories stored in your body. Avoid eating foods before bedtime. Have your HCG meal 4 to 5 hours before going to bed. This will allow your body to digest the food properly. Thus, distribute nutrients in various parts of your body.
- You are consuming the wrong food choices
Consuming wrong food choices such as processed foods can stop your weight loss. This is because of the active ingredients and chemicals that interfere with the HCG. Make sure that you are familiar with the allowed foods and the foods that you must stop eating during the VLCD. You have to do something right away in case you consume the wrong food choices. Drink a lot of water and maintain proper food portioning.
- High-stress levels
Stress can elevate cortisol levels which can stimulate your appetite. You will end up binge eating or stress eating. Stress can also lead to natural weight gain. A high-stress level during Phase 2 of the HCG diet can be stopped by having enough time for sleep. There are healthy coping techniques to stave off the stress that does not involve food such as meditation and yoga.
- Your metabolic rate slows down
Make sure that you are not engaging in activities that slow down your metabolism. Avoid doing extreme activities because it can affect your metabolic rate. You also have to avoid processed foods so that your metabolic rate will not slow down.
- You are skimping the protein portions
The HCG diet Phase 2 requires you to have 200 grams of protein per day. It is important in starting your metabolism and suppressing your appetite. Protein also helps in burning excess food calories.
What will you do to improve weight loss on the HCG diet?
- Drink an adequate amount of water every day
- Stay active but avoid stressful activities
- Eat whole foods such as vegetables and fruits
- Avoid fried foods such as potato and fried meats
- Maintain your HCG shots at the same time each day
- Do not consume processed drinks such as alcohol and soda