The HCG Diet is a strict diet plan that requires you take the hormone HCG on a daily basis and stick to a 500-calorie diet. The protocol for this diet is very specific because since you are eating only 500 calories a day, you need to make sure you are getting as many of the nutrients and vitamins you need.
One of the only aspects of this diet that varies is the length of time that you can follow it. The time you spend on the HCG diet depends on how much weight you want to lose. Regardless of how long you choose to stay on the HCG diet, you must follow through to the very last day to receive the benefits of the diet.
- The shortest plan for the HCG diet is a 26-30 day plan. You should follow this plan if you would like to lose between 20 and 30 pounds in one round.
- The next step up is a 43-48 day plan. This plan would be the best choice for you if you’d like to lose between 25 and 35 pounds in one round.
- The last option is a 60-day plan. You can follow this plan if you would like to lose up to 40 pounds in one round. You should not stay on this diet any longer than 60 days at a time because losing more than 40 pounds in a short amount of time can add a lot of stress to the body.
Even if you are only aiming to lose between 5 and 20 pounds, you must stay spend a minimum of 26 days on the HCG diet. The 21 day phase of the diet is the time that it takes for the HCG and 500-calorie diet to work. You should contact your doctor if you have lost all abnormal fat before these 21 days and become extremely hungry.
Before you begin your HCG diet you should know exactly how long you are going to be on it for so you can plan accordingly.
If you would like to add lose more weight throughout your HCG diet, you can add days or weeks to your plan by simply continuing the diet and taking HCG.
Plan your HCG diet around big events like weddings and vacations so you won’t be tempted to cheat. By planning the right way, you will simplify your weight loss.