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.
To have a Steak Day, dieters drink all the zero calorie drinks they want all day and eat a big steak for dinner.
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.
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.
Dieters are also encouraged to keep track of their fluid intake. Drink extra fluids, especially water, to help break a weight stall.