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
During the stabilization phase, you do not have to continue dieting again as many dieters do. Do not assume that you will gain weight right away when you start reintroducing more calories back into your diet. One secret in transitioning into the next phase successfully is not to continue restricting your calorie intake. Increase your calories to a normal amount:
For women: 1700 to 2000 calories a day
For men: 27000 to 3000 calories a day
Your body needs to create a new set point of eating a variety of healthy oils and proteins, a moderate amount of fruits and non-starchy vegetables.
2. Use the Glycemic index
To help you choose the appropriate foods for this phase use the Glycemic index. Foods that are less than 30 in the Glycemic index scale and foods that are rich in protein and fibers can balance your blood sugar. Foods that are low in Glycemic index scale can help you maintain your weight loss during phase 3.
3. Read food labels before buying and consuming them
By reading the food labels you can avoid sugars and starches during Phase 3 of the HCG Diet. This will also prevent you from going above the two-pound range. Stay away from foods with dextrose, maltose, glucose, fructose and anything with “ose”. When you read the food label, you can also prevent unhealthy additives such as artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucrose and monosodium glutamate or MSG.
4. Weigh yourself every day
Even though you have passed the very low calorie phase of the HCG Diet you still have to continue weighing yourself. Do this religiously. The first two weeks of this phase can pretty give you a swing on your diet. It is very vital therefore to document your weight and make it sure that you stay within the 2-pound range.
5. Eat clean
Eat clean and healthy during phase 3 of the HCG Diet. Choose foods that will give you more energy and foods that will nourish your body. Do away with your unhealthy eating lifestyle and make 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 to achieve your goal weight but you have to take some time before proceeding to the next round. Longer breaks between each round will help prevent your body from developing immunity. Longer breaks will also help your body to recharge, rest and to practice healthier eating habits. Breaks between each round:
Round 1 to Round 2: 6 weeks
Round 2 to Round 3: 8 weeks
Round 3 to Round 4: 10 weeks
Round 4 to Round 5: 12 weeks
For every succeeding round, two weeks is added. Skipping the long break and starting right away with your next round can only make you develop immunity and 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 fruit choices but avoid starch and sugars. Your body needs additional nutrition after restricting yourself with only limited choices of foods.