It happens to several dieters, even those on the HCG diet: a stall or plateau. Sometimes without warning, after weeks of success in losing weight, an HCG dieter will experience a stall or plateau in their weight loss.
Stalling can be very frustrating and can even sometimes cause a dieter to give up completely. Don’t give up! Here are a few things within the HCG diet to look which can help you overcome your plateau.
First, review the foods that you each every day. Do they tend to be the same or do you eat a good variety of HCG diet approved foods?
If you find yourself eating the same foods every day, you could be confusing your body into thinking it is not getting enough food and nutrients.
That will cause your body to slow down its metabolic rate to save energy, which in turn causes you to slow in weight loss, or stop completely.
Eating a large variety of foods will keep your metabolism going and will help you to continue to lose weight.
If you are dealing with a stubborn plateau, keep in mind that weight loss works a little differently for both men and women. Many women face weight loss issues that men never experience.
For instance, the onset of a menstrual cycle or a fluctuation in hormones will often stop weight loss or can even cause you to gain a bit of weight. Be patient as it is temporary and it will pass and you will be losing weight once again.
It may also help to eunsyre that your bowels are working properly. If you notice that your bowel movements are irregular, that could be the cause of bloating and weight gain.
To help bring your bowels back to normal, add more fruit or fiber containing food, which is approved for the HCG diet, into your diet.
Also keep up with the recommended consumption of water for the HCG diet. Water will get rid of constipation issues, and it will help speed up your metabolic rate, which will get you losing weight again!
And lastly, keep in mind the fact that some foods are digested faster than others. When you are on the HCG diet, you should only consume one serving of red meat every seven days or so.
If you are consuming more than the protocol allows, you may be slowing down your digestive processes, and therefore causing yourself to stall. Instead focus on eating other meats which are HCG diet approved and are easier to digest, such as seafood and chicken.
I hope these few ideas will get your hopes up and get you back on your feet, losing more weight, in no time!