Revolutionary Weight-Loss With HCG Diet Programs
The HCG diet is growing in popularity with men and women of all ages and walks of life. Those who have successfully completed the advanced weight-loss program will tell you that the weight simply slides right off in a very short period of time.
This is true for most, though there are people who require a little extra time to claim the full benefits of the HCG diet for themselves. How long the program lasts varies from person-to-person, depending not only on their physiology, but how strictly they can adhere to the rather intensive diet program.
Total Time Spent On The HCG Diet
Ideally, patients will consult with a clinical specialist to discuss their nutritional needs and set a target weight before starting the HCG diet. After this is done, the HCG diet program takes place in three phases:
- Phase 1: Phase one involves a high-fat and high-calorie diet that helps to retrain your body how to deal with forming fat cells with the introduction of the HCG hormone. Phase one usually takes 2-3 days to complete.
- Phase 2: Phase two is a somewhat challenging 500-700 calorie daily diet that is accompanied by weekly HCG injections. This is the longest of the three phases, and lasts anywhere from 21-45 days, depending on when you reach your target weight.
- Phase 3: Phase three is the maintenance, or stability phase. During phase three the HCG injections stop, and daily calorie intake increases to 1,200-1,500 – a welcome change for most dieters. Some even continue to lose more weight during this 23 day phase.
Restarting The HCG Diet Program
Some people feel they could benefit from another round of the HCG diet program after completing the first. This is usually perfectly fine with your clinic so long as you encountered no complications from your first round.
However, it is usually a good idea to wait at least a couple of months after completing the first round of the HCG diet before beginning a second to allow your hormones to level out again, thus making the diet as effective as it was the first time.