HCG Diet Plateau Breakers

Some dieters hit plateaus while doing the HCG diet, especially when following the diet for a full 6-week course. A plateau is generally considered 4 or more days at the same weight.

When weight loss stalls, there are a couple of recommended ways to jumpstart it.

Steak Day

To have a Steak Day, dieters drink all the zero calorie drinks they want all day and eat a big steak for dinner.

Apple Day

The other recommended plateau breaker is an Apple Day. To have an Apple Day, dieters drink all the zero calorie drinks they want all day while eating only 6 apples throughout that day.

Common Culprits

Some people find that drinking diet sodas can stall their weight loss, so drink them in moderation and cut sodas if weight stalls. Generally, only sodas sweetened with Stevia or Splenda are allowed on the diet.

Sadly, Balsamic vinegar can also be a stall inducing item and may need to be cut from the diet, at least temporarily.

Under Dr. Simeon’s original HCG diet, only 1 vegetable is allowed per meal. Most current versions of the diet allow vegetable mixing, but for dieters on a plateau, single vegetable portions may help speed weight loss.

Also, lean red meats are allowed on the diet, but it is best to eat them sparingly. Most diets recommend red meat only 3 or 4 times per week and never 2 portions on the same day.

Dieters are also encouraged to keep track of their fluid intake. Drink extra fluids, especially water, to help break a weight stall.

Information in this article is taken from 35 Quick & Easy HCG Recipes — available online for only $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, Kobo or Smashwords.

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  1. Ramiro Yellock

     /  August 8, 2012

    I really love the HCG Diet because it made the shape of my body great. HCG Diet has some disadvantages too because it is not a great source of vitamins and minerals. ;.,*,

    Till next time http://www.healthmedicinelab.com/jaw-pain-one-side/

  2. The HCG diet is low in some vitamins because you only eat about 500 calories per day, but my chiropractor recommended taking liquid B vitamin drops. They are available at any health food store and they help keep your energy level up during the diet. Some people get B vitamin shots during the diet for the same purpose.
    These are allowed under the HCG protocol. I haven’t heard of anyone having any problems with the diet over vitamin issues, and the results are so dramatic. Losing a pound a day is truly astonishing.


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