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Using the HCG Diet to Lose 3 to 5 Pounds

  • Brian Connole
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  • Yesterday, I had mentioned that I would be writing 1 post per week to answer a question from one of my blog readers. Well today I wanted to write a post to answer an email question that I had recently received.

    In her email Cindi writes...

    I have a question about the hCG Diet. If one only has 3 to 5 pounds to lose, can the diet be stopped prior to the 23 doses of medication, as long as the diet is followed for the three days after dose of medication?

    For those of you that are not that familiar with the HCG Diet Protocol, what Cindi is referring to is... You must remain on 500 Calorie Diet for 3 days after stopping the HCG Hormone Injections.

    This is one of those questions that I think a lot of people probably wonder about; so I thought this would be a great question to answer in a post for everyone to read.
    This was my response to Cindi's question...


    You could start the HCG Diet and then stop after losing the 3 to 5 pounds, however it's not recommended. You see, the HCG Diet is basically meant to fix your bodies metabolism so that you can lose weight and keep it off.

    Although the HCG will do it's job and help you to lose the weight, if you do the diet for less than the minimum 23 injection days, your body doesn't have time to retrain your metabolism, so you will likely put the weight right back on.

    The same thing happens after you stop any other diet out there, once a diet helps you to lose weight you stop using it and that's when the weight comes right back. This is because the actual problem hasn't been fixed. It's like a temporary solution to a permanent problem.
    The HCG Diet, if done correctly, can help you fix the problem for good.

    This is a great question Cindi, so I thank you for asking it.


    Have you ever tried doing the HCG Diet for less than the 23 injections?

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