What is Clean or Low carb loading for hCG?
Load without carbs and sugars.
Focus instead on high fats, proteins, and low carb veggies.
Foods I eat when loading clean: Meats like porkchops, chicken thighs with skin, lambchops, steak, etc., butter on everything, low carb veggies, sour cream, avocado, cheese.
Foods I avoid when loading clean: All regular sugar sources, fruit, all grains, nuts very sparingly.
Here is a photo showing what I consumed during the 2 days of my last clean load:
Reasons I chose to load low carb for the past 3 rounds:
I loaded on whatever I wanted my first 2 rounds which included all the “fun” things like ice-cream and chocolate cake. My last 3 rounds I chose to load “clean” aka “low carb” and for myself only this is what I’ll continue to stick with for any future rounds. There were a couple of reasons for my decision and why I’ve done it for 3 rounds now.
Reason #1- Loading on sugars and carbs was too like my previous eating disorder.
The very first reason I ended up deciding to load clean for the hCG diet on Round 3 was because loading “dirty” on round 2 led me back into my binge eating mentality and it wasn’t a healthy thing for me to do mentally. I used to have a binge eating disorder and that load set me off on a 9 week binge eating rant. After that I realized that never again could I EVER binge on those types of foods for any reason whatsoever. That’s a pathway in my brain I must block off forever.
Reason #2- Get into Ketosis and Fat Burning Mode Faster
But I also had a couple other ideas in mind when deciding to load clean and the cool thing was things panned out just as I had planned- I did some research on getting into ketosis, etc, stuff like that, and decided to eat low carb for a week and half prior to starting hCG, then load low-carb, then hope to be in ketosis (fat burning mode) right away- and guess what I was! I am always in ketosis after the first VLCD (very low calorie diet) day now. I kind of feel like this helps me make the best use of time while on the hCG Diet because my body is already burning fats right from the get go instead of having a bunch of carbs and glycogen stores to burn through first- I don’t know I could be wrong about that- that’s just my theory. So far seems to work good for me so I’ll stick with it.
Reason #3- First Few Days of Diet Feel Much Easier– Far Less Cravings and Hunger
Thirdly, I have found the first few days on VLCD are MUCH more manageable now that I’m no longer having huge carb/sugar withdrawals when making the big change from Loading to eating super low calorie. I noticed when loading with carbs and sugars included that I would feel much more hungry and have a lot more cravings those first few vlcd’s which wasn’t fun at all.
Should YOU load clean for the hCG Diet?
That all said, loading however you want is a free choice and you should be entitled to load how you want with no guilt! I have just found this to my favorite way to load for the above reasons. I started out doing hCG expecting just a little, then realized how far it could get me, so I started getting more scientific and strategic about it.
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