The struggle of losing weight is caused by your habits. It’s often the things that you overlook are the biggest contributors to weight gain. If you are struggling in losing weight, you have to start to make changes. Change your habits and avoid doing it when you are on the HCG diet. Rapid weight loss happens when you start doing something. The HCG diet can reset your metabolism which leads to rapid weight loss. It will make it easier for you to lose weight safely.
Most of the weight loss struggles happen when you are not doing well n phase 2. This is the VLCD that needs full attention and consistent tracking of your food intake. The rapid fat burning and major metabolic resetting happen during this phase. You will also be adopting new food choices during the VLCD. You will have a new perception of food and eating. Phase 2 is also the time that you will transition into healthy habits. Continue to follow the diet protocol so that you will reach your weight loss goal on time.
The cause of weight gain during the HCG diet
- Dunking vegetables into high-fat dressings
Vegetables are already healthy and helpful during weight loss. It is also healthy for your body and in maintaining a healthy state. However, dumping vegetables in fatty dressing is another version of the story. This means that it is unhealthy. These dressings can add up to 100 calories or more. Eating beyond 500 calories during the VLCD can cause weight gain. Cheese, in particular, is one high-calorie topping or dressing. You might overdo it and may add too much to your intake of calories.
- Eating too much for dinner
Dinner must not be your biggest meal of the day. Having a big dinner will give you excess calories. These calories will be converted right away into fats. Eating too much during dinner can affect your metabolism. It can lead to several health hazards like an increase in blood sugar levels, heart diseases, and obesity. The later you eat, the less your body is prepared to sleep. This can also result in restlessness and lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can cause natural weight gain because of the hormones in your body.
- Eating while doing something
This is the simplest way of an unfocused eater. You are not allowed to eat when you are doing something. This is because you will surely fail to track your intake of foods. This will lead you to a massive intake of calories. You can eat too much when you are distracted. You will not be paying attention to every food that you eat. Try to focus on eating and ditch all the other things that will distract you. Have the proper portion of foods especially during the VLCD.
- Eating in bigger plates/ dishes
Bigger plates will make you load on too much food. It will not help you in proper food portioning. Bigger plates do not work in your VLCD. Change your plate is smaller plates so that you can effectively do the food portioning.
- Eating in response to stress
Stress allows you to eat various unhealthy foods to control stress. This is not allowed on the HCG diet because it can cause you to gain weight. Eating in response to stress will break your weight loss process. Deal with stress before you will start eating so that you can eat properly and healthily.
- Drinking soda or fruit juice
Liquid calories can sabotage your weight loss. This can make you gain weight during the interruptions. You have to stop loading on soda, juices, alcohol and fruit drinks. You have to stay hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water. You can also drink tea and coffee. Do not add sugar to your cup of tea or coffee. You are only allowed to have stevia as a sugar replacement. This can help you maintain your weight loss. Water can also help you suppress your appetite during the interruption period. Water can also help you avoid water retention that causes you to gain weight.
- Failure to check food labels
Checking food labels can help in keeping off unhealthy food ingredients. HCG diet does not allow any food that has chemicals and preservatives. You are encouraged to continue to load on healthy food choices during interruptions. The eating style you must do during interruptions is like Phase 3. You have to load on more foods but with a controlled portion and calories. As much as possible, you have to stay away from the foods that stimulate your appetite.
What will you do in case of weight gain during the HCG diet?
The common response to weight gain during the HCG diet. This is usually done if your weight is 2lbs higher than your last weigh-in. You have to eat nothing all day and have a big steak at dinner. You can cook a huge steak with an apple or tomato for your dinner. You can only have water, tea or coffee for your whole day. The purpose of your steak day is to balance the calories in your body.
You can also do the “apple a day”. This is also one way of getting back to your diet track. You have to eat anything in the morning. Start your apple day during lunch on the first day and end it at night on the next day. You have to drink more water because apples have small content of natural sugar. Apple a day allows you to have at least 6 apples for the whole day.
How to bounce back after weight gain during the HCG diet?
- Eat green leafy vegetables or veggies that are rich in fiber
- Choose lean meat for high-quality protein
- Load on fruits such as apple, oranges, grapefruits, and berries
- You can split your 500-Calorie meal
- Drink water to help in flushing out the extra calories
- Choose the foods that are filling and has low calorie
- Regain your focus and get back on your diet track
- Administer the HCG shot n time
- Avoid extreme exercise