I Lost Weight Loading for hCG- Is That Normal and Okay?
Yes it is – as long as you actually did LOAD – ie. you didn’t view the days as diet days trying to lose weight by eating less.
The point of loading is to:
1) Eat higher fats than usual, and
2) Eat higher calories than usual.
You don’t have to make yourself sick, but you also don’t want to kind of go about your day and forget to eat those days either.
If you’ll recall I mentioned in other videos my macros for my 2 load days my final hCG round were 4000 calories and 300 grams of fat EACH day.
So as long as you done your best with loading (and remember, just eating more crackers and pasta isn’t really helpful- those are higher calorie and higher carbs, but doesn’t really contain that fat that you need), and you still lose weight, or don’t gain, that’s okay.
I’ll Just Quote Dr. Simeon’s On This Subject
“During the two days of forced feeding from the first to the third injection – many patients are surprised that contrary to their previous experience they do not gain weight and some even lose. The explanation is that in these cases there is a compensatory flow of urine, which drains excessive water from the body. To some extent this seems to be a direct action of hCG, but it may also be due to a higher protein intake, as we know that a protein-deficient diet makes the body retain water.“
How This Sometimes Plays Out
So the majority do gain weight loading or gorging in the 2 days before starting the VLCD on hCG, but some, including myself, have lost weight on at least 1 of the loading days. Typically for me I lose a little weight after the first loading day- like maybe .8 or 1 lb, then I gain 1-3 lbs the 2nd loading day, so my net loading gain is usually like 1.5-2lbs.
And yep, this is fine!
To learn more about the loading phase you can check out the treasury of loading for hCG info I have.
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