Anyone researching the hCG diet has probably heard at least from one source or another that people lose 1-2lbs a day on the hCG diet. Is this true?
First of all let me say that this protocol is indeed the best way that I have ever seen to lose the most fat in the smallest amount of time. If you doubt that, check out my before and after hCG video or my bodyfat and hCG section of my website.
Will you lose 1-2lbs a day though? Yes and no. You will lose 1-2lbs, even 3 or 4 lbs, on SOME days. But there will also be days that you lose nothing, or .2. Overall, on average, women can expect to lose an average of .5-.75lbs per day over the course of 1 round of HCG Injections. Men are different and often will end up having 1 lb per day average (lucky them!)
One important thing to note is that week 1 on the diet typically yields the largest weightloss of any week on the diet. For instance, one of my rounds went something like this:
week one- 7 lbs
week two- 6 lbs
week three- 5 lbs
week four- 4 lbs
week five- 3 lbs
week six- 3 lbs
ending up to about 28 lbs lost over the course of 6 weeks- that’s about how my first round went- was eating the same things for the whole 6 weeks, but that is the nature and speed at which the weight came off.
Make good use of that first week and stick to the protocol. Sometimes when it’s a person’s first time on the diet and they see themselves lose 3 or 4 lbs in one day during the first few days of the very low calorie diet (vlcd), they get a little over confident and feel that if they are losing that much weight, they could probably get away with eating a little more or eating off protocol (potato chips anyone?) and still be losing a lot of weight. But that’s the thing. The weightloss reallly slows down after that first week, but they didn’t realize this, and before they know it, they’ve kind of ruined what their first week could have been and then will not end losing all that much weight on their round of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin because of cheating that first week. Stick to the diet through to the end!
With any weight loss program, weight loss always appears to be faster at the beginning, and this is because you are shedding some water weight at the beginning- this is not real fat- water weight easily comes and goes- that’s why if you “lose” 5 lbs and then gain it right back all the time, most likely you are just gaining and lose water weight back and forth every time you get strict with your diet for a few days- that is not true weightloss as in fat loss that will stay off permanently.
There is so much fat loss with hCG, it’s simply striking. Even though the diet can be hard time because it is so strict, remember it’s only for a short period of time and you will accomplish so much during that time if you do the protocol correctly. Your body will change so much, and you will be able to eat plenty of healthy fats and healthy foods as soon as it’s over.
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