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.