How Long Does the hCG Diet Last?

The hCG diet is one of the hottest diet plans in the world today. A lot of people have lost a lot of weight and they’ve shared their success stories with people who want to lose their own unwanted fat as well.

People already know the premise of the hCG diet: eat a calorie restricted meal and inject themselves with the hCG hormone. That is understandable and I think that a lot of people are getting the idea already.

But, the question in everyone’s mind is: how long does the hCG diet last? Well, the hCG diet plan requires you to undergo the rigors of the hCG diet within 4-6 weeks, and it could even last longer if you wanted to lose a lot of weight.

According to most hCG dietitians, the minimum amount of time required for people to try the hCG diet is, at least, 23 days. The reasoning behind this minimum duration is that the body needs time to acclimate to the hCG hormone.

The hCG hormone acts as the main weight-loss agent in the hCG diet (hence the term used in the moniker). It works by converting stored fat into energy that is why it is very important that you eat only a few calories for this diet to be truly effective.

The 23-day minimum duration is, as they have found, the optimal minimum duration mainly because when people eat more than 500 calories and it is even before the 23-day minimum duration, that people tend to eat ravenously (like they’ve never eaten before).

That is because the hCG hormone can only free the body of “abnormal” or excess fat and cannot burn the “normal” fat or the minimum fat requirement of the body. Because you’ve disrupted the original hCG diet plan, the hormone counteracts the balance and will actually stop working if it sees that there are more than enough calories to get by.

This is also the reason why hCG dietitians make sure that people who are on phase 2 and phase 3 of the diet should still be eating a calorie-restricted meal plan.

So now that we know the minimum duration of the hCG diet, what about the maximum duration? Well, the total amount of weeks you need to undergo the hCG diet will depend on the amount of body fat you want to burn. Usually, people only undergo a 6-week hCG diet program, but that can increase depending on how many pounds you want to shed off.

If you ask me, no matter what diet plan you’re in, always put the diet’s core into your heart. What I mean by this is continue eating healthy foods and foods that are appropriate for your body. Trust me, if you do this, your body will thank you for it.

So to sum it all up, the hCG diet plan’s minimum duration is 23 days and it can last up to 6 weeks on average. If you want to lose weight by following the hCG diet plan, at least, you know how long it would take you to lose weight.

hCG Diet Phase 4 Tips

The hCG diet is a very challenging diet and it has many phases to it. When you reach phase 2, you will undergo what most people know about the hCG diet: eat 500 calories per day while introducing the hCG hormone in your body.

There is also phase 3 of the diet which is further subdivided into two sub-phases. The first sub-phase of phase 3 will last 3 weeks and the second sub-phase will start after that.

The second sub-phase of phase 3 of the hCG diet is also referred to as Phase 4, probably because it is better to categorize it that way. So, we will refer the 2nd sub-phase of phase 3 as phase 4 to make it easier for us.

In today’s article, I will share with you some tips on how to tackle phase 4 of the diet. For people who do not know, phase 4 of the hCG diet is where you will slowly introduce sugars and starches into your diet.

Both of these food groups are a big no-no when it comes to the first three phases of the diet. This is because when put in the body, the body will convert these two into energy, making the hCG hormone impotent when it comes to burning fat.

The hCG hormone works by converting stored fat into energy. It can only do that when your body does not have sugars or starches from various foods.

So, with that out of the way, here are some tips to help you with phase 4 of the hCG diet:

  1. Slowly Introduce Sugars and Starches- Phase 4 is all about stabilizing your body with more calories that phase 2 and phase 3 of the hCG diet restricts you from. This also means that you can introduce sugars and starches to your diet. Take note, you have to do it slowly; and by slowly, I meant eating just one piece of sugary confection a day for a couple of weeks. Usually, people report that because they are used to eating no sugars or starches, it is easier for them to resist eating a lot of it. But, not all people are the same, and you might have the urge to binge on eating sweets. Be sure to introduce both of these food groups slowly. Do not binge eat on them!
  2. Keep Daily Food Notes- Making daily food notes allows you to know which foods you’ve been eating. This is especially important in phase 4 of the hCG diet because most people, as I’ve said before, binge eat on sugars and starchy foods. Keeping daily food notes will allow you to gain perspective on what you’ve eaten on phase 4 thus far.
  3. Thinking of the Long Term- The last phase of the hCG diet should be all about preparing yourself after your hCG diet journey. You see, most people gain all the fat they’ve lost when they’re out of their respective diet plans. Hopefully, you won’t do the same. Just remember your hCG diet journey; what you’ve been through, your struggles, and your triumphs. Keeping a journal or a diary can help you remember all the success you’ve garnered through the course of your hCG diet journey.

These top 3 phase 4 tips should help you prepare yourself for the real world outside the hCG diet plan. If you’ve lost so much weight with the hCG diet, these 3 tips will help you maintain your new figure. Always remember, eat well and live happily!

hCG Dieting: Why you Should avoid it like the Plague

People are yearning for a healthy and fit body. But, the problem is that nowadays, people are so fat that they’ve probably reached the levels of obesity. Obesity is one of the deadliest health conditions one can have, so it is just right to lose fat and maintain a normal body weight, right?

So, how are you going to do this? Well, conventional wisdom states that you can lose fat the healthy way by following a proper diet plan and doing the right kinds of exercises.But, diet fads have sprung up here and there in the hopes that people would join the bangwagon. And the sad truth is, they do, only to find themselves right back where they started.

So, why are these diets ineffective? That is because of the calorie restrictions and the impossible exercise regimen that it has. Some people just don’t have enough patience and determination to do what the diet plan requires.

hcgSo, what are you to do? You resort to shady diet schemes that “promise” results. Well, that was what a certain girl did, and she regretted it. This girl tried one of the most famous diet fads, the hCG dieting.

For security reasons, we’ll just call her “Amber”. Amber wanted to lose weight because she said that there are numerous weddings she wants to attend this year, and she wanted to look good before the wedding days come.

So, she went to seek guidance from a weight-loss clinic in Germantown. First, she was issued an appetite suppressant. The problem with the suppressant is that increased her anxiety levels and thus, she was eating a lot more.

The following week, she came back to the clinic and they suggested that she should try the hCG diet. They convinced her that she could lose as much as 40 pounds in just 43 days by only consuming a total of 500 calories per day and taking hCG injections.

She was convinced and she bought some hCG shots. The initial dose was seven shots that are good for a week, and she had to pay $502 for it.

This is where things turned for the worst. Amber said truthfully, “I gained weight with it.” After seeing that the weight won’t go away, she sought the help of a medical professional. The doctor said that it was impossible to lose that much weight in a short span of time.

Not only that, but it is quite unhealthy as well. People who are subject to extreme calorie deficiencies will only be eating much more after a short period of time. Also, you’re paying a lot of money for hCG shots that made real people fatter rather than slimmer.

So, what’s the lesson behind all of this? Never believe certain diet fads that promise you that you can lose a lot of weight in such a short time. Always remember that weight loss is a journey, not something you can cheat and do in just a couple of days.