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:
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!