Stabilizing during phase 3 of the HCG Diet is one of the biggest challenges every dieter experience. But some few diets strategy can make all the difference from stabilizing to being successful on the weight loss journey.
1. Eat normal calories again
Duringthe stabilization phase, you do not have to continue dieting again as manydieters do. Do not assume that you will gain weight right away when you start reintroducingmore calories back into your diet. One secret in transitioning into the nextphase successfully is not to continue restricting your calorie intake. Increaseyour calories to a normal amount:
For women: 1700 to 2000 calories aday
For men: 27000 to 3000 calories aday
Your body needs to create a newset point of eating a variety of healthy oils and proteins, a moderate amountof fruits and non-starchy vegetables.
2. Use the Glycemic index
To help you choose theappropriate foods for this phase use the Glycemic index. Foods that are lessthan 30 in the Glycemic index scale and foods that are rich in protein andfibers can balance your blood sugar. Foods that are low in Glycemic index scalecan help you maintain your weight loss during phase 3.
3. Read food labels before buyingand consuming them
By reading the food labels youcan avoid sugars and starches during Phase 3 of the HCG Diet. This will alsoprevent you from going above the two-pound range. Stay away from foods withdextrose, maltose, glucose, fructose and anything with “ose”. When you read thefood label, you can also prevent unhealthy additives such as artificialsweeteners like aspartame, sucrose and monosodium glutamate or MSG.
4. Weigh yourself every day
Even though you have passed thevery low calorie phase of the HCG Diet you still have to continue weighingyourself. Do this religiously. The first two weeks of this phase can prettygive you a swing on your diet. It is very vital therefore to document yourweight and make it sure that you stay within the 2-pound range.
5. Eat clean
Eat clean and healthy duringphase 3 of the HCG Diet. Choose foods that will give you more energy and foodsthat will nourish your body. Do away with your unhealthy eating lifestyle andmake a big change by eating clean and healthily. Go for more proteins,vegetables and approved phase 3 fruits.
6. Take extra time between rounds
You can do multiple rounds toachieve your goal weight but you have to take some time before proceeding tothe next round. Longer breaks between each round will help prevent your bodyfrom developing immunity. Longer breaks will also help your body to recharge,rest and to practice healthier eating habits. Breaks between each round:
Round 1to Round 2: 6 weeks
Round 2to Round 3: 8 weeks
Round 3to Round 4: 10 weeks
Round 4 toRound 5: 12 weeks
Forevery succeeding round, two weeks is added. Skipping the long breakand starting right away with your next round can only make you develop immunityand gain weight.
7. Eat varieties of foods
During phase 3 of the HCG Diet,you can have varieties of foods. Start eating more protein, vegetables and fruitchoices but avoid starch and sugars. Your body needs additional nutrition afterrestricting yourself with only limited choices of foods.