So lately I have been thinking a lot about the HCG diet. I know that there is a lot of controversy going on about it. The FDA has banned the manufacture of the HCG hormone and are saying that the HCG diet doesn’t work. Well, we know for a fact that it works. But how many of us have tried it, and then gained the weight back?
I know that it happens. That is why the HCG Drops Direct Program isn’t just a diet plan, it is a lifestyle change. The HCG Drops Direct Program is a way to jump start your weight loss and become the person that you want to be.
So after you do the program (which is based on Dr. A.T.W. Simeons book Pounds and Inches) what are you supposed to do? We get a lot of emails from satisfied customers asking how long they have to wait to go again! Many times they are discouraged by the answers. And that answer is, you need to wait! You need to do the Stabilization and Maintenance phases. These phases combined are at least 6 weeks and it gives your body time to adapt to the changes.
Think about it. If you have just done the program you may have lost anywhere from 20-30 lbs or more. Some clients report losing up to 50 lbs at a time. That is a huge shock to your body. And you need to recover from that. The 6 week period of time allows your hypothalamus to reset and adjust to your new weight. It is your hypothalamus that dictates what your weight should be. That is why sometimes it is so hard to lose weight. So do the 6 weeks and then if you want to do another round of HCG, then do it. You will have much more success if you wait.
Sometimes we get asked, “Can I exercise on the HCG diet?” Of course you can, but you don’t have to. If you choose to, you would need to increase your caloric intake to compensate for what you are burning while exercising. How about this one, “Should I exercise after the HCG diet?” Of course you should! Even if it is just going for a walk around the block. You need to get up and move! You should be doing at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 3-5 times/week when you are not on the HCG diet. This is what is going to help you the most in the long run. If you are just doing the diet to lose weight and you don’t think that you don’t have to do anything else afterwards, you are in for trouble. You will simple gain the weight back. The HCG Diet is just the beginning of your lifestyle change. And we are here to help. Leave your questions in the comments.