The hCG diet is a very popular diet in modern times. But, most people only know about the phase 2 of the diet which is where they will eat only 500 calories a day and injecting yourself with the hormone in the process.
But, little did they know that there are a number of phases in the actual hCG diet. Today, we are going to talk about the first phase of the diet known as the Loading Phase or the Gorging days.
Phase 1 of the diet is centered on eating a lot of food. It is not only encouraged but it is required that you do so before you actually start doing the phase 2 of the hCG diet. In fact, you have to eat a lot of foods that you just want to stop eating that much and get on with the phase 2 of the diet.
There are three important reasons why the first phase of the diet is so important. First, you need to have a lot of reserved fats. The hCG hormone converts stored fats into energy that is why it is of paramount importance that you restock your fat stores before you embark on the actual hCG diet (or phase 2 and 3).
The second reason why you need to load up before you start phase 2 is that the hCG hormone or drops need time to set in and take effect. Remember that the hormone will be responsible for giving you the energy that you need every day; even when you’re only eating a total of 500 calories per day (Phase 2).
The third and last important reason why the loading phase is necessary is that people who actually went through the loading and gorging phase report much better results than those who don’t.
There are underlying reasons as to why that is. First, people who underwent the loading phase have a better time adjusting to phase 2 of the hCG diet. Since they were acclimated to eat a lot before starting the diet, most people actually held on to the calorie restricted diet until they have reached their target weight.
Second, since you’ve gorged up a lot of foods, there is a good psychological effect to that. Since your cravings are satisfied before trying the diet, food cravings are less likely to develop for people who have gorged up before the hCG diet phase 2.
Now that you know the three important reasons, it is important to expound on those three. You will gain weight when you eat a lot but that is why the loading phase is important. The loading phase only lasts for 2 days. The gained weight will just disappear once you start with the 500 calories per day diet and injecting yourself with the hormone.
So, if you want to try the hCG diet, always remember to go through the loading phase. You will lose more weight than those who don’t and you will also see quicker results. So go try the hCG diet and start losing weight!