The most common scenario in the HCG diet program is the so-called “plateau”. This is a point in the course of the diet, when you may feel as though you are reaching a plateau, and can’t lose more weight. Most often, the cause of the plateau is that the fat cells, which have now been emptied, and are of no use to the body, begin to retain water rather than breaking down. For this reason, the scale shows no weight loss, resulting in a frustrated and disappointed dieter who has been strict to the HCG diet protocol. Before this situation bursts anyone’s bubbles, let me offer some productive advice to help you continue your weight loss success.
- If you are eating the same food every day, this could be the reason you are stalling, or worse, hitting a plateau. An easy way to overcome the “stall” or “plateau” is to have variety in your food every day. If you had shrimp today then have one of your three red meat days tomorrow. Not only will this help you overcome the “plateau” but it will also help you avoid the boring menus, and enjoy the HCG diet more, meal by meal.
- Try skipping the “melba toast”. Many sources say when they skipped this, their weight loss continued. Try it and see for yourself.
- Lastly, a very effective way to correct the “plateau” is to have an apple day. Just for a day, up your intake of water and have only 6 apples.