This is a very critical phase. If you lost the
weight you wanted and don’t need another round, this will be your maintenance
phase. If you have more to lose this, will be all part of your first round of
the hCG protocol.
Again, if you’re
just gathering information about the hCG diet for weight loss, you may want to
read hCG Diet Phase 1,
then hCG Diet Phase 2
before reading this post. If you have been waiting for us to finally write
this, then here it is!
Simeons’ hCG Diet Phase 3
Now that you have
lost weight, this becomes the critical phase for two reasons. One, if you have
lost all the weight you wanted, you want to maintain your loss. Two, if you
have more to lose, you want to maintain you loss and continue to lose. Either
way, hCG diet phase 3 is where you reset the hypothalamus.
The rules are
pretty easy. Eat whatever you want, watch your weight, stay within 2 pounds of
your total lose. If you gain more than you should, do an apple day or steak
day. BUT the reality is that eating whatever you want is not the smartest way
to maintain your loss.
If you eat
cookies, fast food, chips, dips, pizza, cake and cookies, the weight will come
back. Liposuction, Lap Band, and Gastric Bypass, those people all regain weight
if they ‘go back’ to eating the way they did before.
If you lift weights, you
will gain muscle, then the 2 pounds may not apply either, because muscle weighs
more than fat. This is why taking your measurements is just as important as
The reality is
that maintaining your weight loss is an Inconvenient Life style change and a commitment to that change. The hCG diet protocol gives you a
huge advantage because you have learned a lot about portion control, you have
learned a different way of cooking, a different way of nourishing the body, and
you have substantially decreased your taste for sweets. All these things are to
your advantage as your real challenge commences. Your Life Style Change.
If you have more to
lose you, will stay on phase 3 for various times between hCG injections
or hCG oral.
For example, when you end your first round of the hCG protocol, you stay on hCG
diet phase 3 for 8 weeks, the same number of weeks when you end your second
round of the hCG diet protocol. When you end your third round of the protocol,
you stay on phase 3 for 12 weeks, and when you end your fourth round, you do
another 12 week before starting another protocol round. This comes from the Pounds and Inches
manuscript and is strict Dr. Simones protocol.
You may see around
the web, on other sites, 3 weeks between rounds or even not stopping until they have lost the weight.
This is not meant to debate what is right or wrong but simply to give you Dr.
The #1 question
persists, with this phase of the hCG diet, “What Do I Eat?.” It’s not an easy question to answer, and Dr. Simeons didn’t
elaborate. In general, the best choices keep company in the low carb realm
(this includes low carb variations such as South Beach, 40/30/30, etc.), eating
in moderation, and eating healthy Omega 3 fats and mono-saturated fats, like
If you are
finished with the diet, and lost all you wanted, then these rules apply; if you
have more weight to lose, then these rules apply. Just watch what you eat, eat
in moderation, make healthy choices and make a life style change.