HCG Diet: Planned Break Benefits and More

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A planned break is a deliberate pause in the HCG diet, letting you enjoy events without derailing your weight loss progress. However, planned breaks aren’t reasons to overindulge. They’re chances to manage everyday situations while staying mindful of what you eat. But what happens when you take a break?

What Happens During a Planned Break?

When you take a break on the HCG diet, you may experience some changes in your body and weight. 

According to Dr. Simeons, the hormone treatment takes about three weeks to reset your hypothalamus. So, interrupting the diet before this time may increase the likelihood of weight regain. 

However, you can minimize weight gain and make it easier to get back on track if you follow the rules for the interruption, such as:

·      eating phase 3 style

·      limiting your calories to 800-1200

Issues Encountered When Taking a Break

Common issues arise when people take interruptions on the HCG diet:

1.  Ignoring Interruption Rules: During interruptions, people frequently break the rules, indulging in high-calorie items like cake and pasta. Because the body is more sensitive following HCG Injections, this can result in fast weight gain.

2.  Unnecessary Re-loading: When returning to a diet after an interruption, some people may unnecessarily re-load. This can result in extra weight gain that could have been prevented. 

3.  Lower drive in Phase 2: Returning to Phase 2 of the diet may feel more difficult, resulting in lower drive and increased temptation to cheat, which can be discouraging. 

While interruptions are possible, these common issues suggest they may not be the best approach for most individuals, as they can hinder progress and motivation.

What Can You Eat During a Planned Break?

Here are some foods you can enjoy during a planned break:

1.  Lean Proteins: Choose lean sources of protein like eggs, fish, chicken, tofu, and legumes to support muscle maintenance and satiety.

2.  Vegetables: Load up on non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and cucumbers to boost fiber intake and promote digestive health.

3.  Healthy Fats: Use healthy fats from avocado, olive oil, nuts, and seeds to support hormone production and nutrient absorption.

4.  Complex Carbohydrates: Choose whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and oats in moderation to provide sustained energy and support overall health.

Benefits of a Planned Break

Taking a planned break on the HCG diet can have several benefits, both physically and mentally. Some of these benefits include:

·      Allowing your body to recover from low-calorie diet and hormone treatment. 

·      Enjoy more diverse meals and flavors. 

·      Improving your relationship with food and your body.

·      Preventing burnout, dullness, and demotivation. 

·      Offering a chance for self-reflection and goal setting. 

However, it’s important to approach a planned break with caution and intention, and to have a clear plan for getting back on track after the interruption. 

Planned breaks are not only permissible, but also a valuable and rewarding experience as long as you follow the rules for the interruption. 

By knowing what happens during an interruption, what foods you can eat, and the advantages of a planned break, you can maximize your weight loss journey and reach your goals with confidence and ease.

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