Round 2 of the HCG diet is allowed if you do not reach your weight loss goal. There are many causes why you do not reach your goal on your first try. One of the cases is you might done food cheating. You cannot also reach your weight loss goal if you do not administer regularly the HCG diet. This common cause affects your weight loss a lot and may stop you from losing weight. That is why you are allowed to do round 2 of the HCG diet.
Round 2 of the HCG diet is safe and as effective as your first try. This is done when you want to lose more weight. Round 2 of the HCG diet has no side effects as long as you have a resting period. The purpose of the resting period is to prepare your body fully for another round. This is also to make sure that the HCG during your first try is gone in your body. The benefit of starting a second round of the diet is you are more familiar with the diet protocol.
Make sure that your body is fully prepared to lose weight for the second time. This is also the time that your metabolic rate responds directly. You can also follow healthy tips to boost your metabolic rate during the round. The result of this round is the same as the result during your first try. However, you have to fully obey the diet protocol for greater results. Round two is the time to correct and improve everything. You can also slowly adapt habits and lifestyles that will prepare your metabolism. This is allowed during the 6 weeks break.
How to boost your metabolic rate while waiting for round 2 of the HCG diet?
- Increase your time of exercise
Exercising is allowed however, you have to make sure that you are not tired. Light-exercise helps in maintaining your cardiovascular health. It can also help in boosting your metabolic rate. This is also helpful in burning extra calories from the foods you eat. Thus, improves the leanness and strength of your muscle. Exercising can also help in speeding your metabolic rate. Thus, keeps it active for the entire day. Make sure that you are not tired or hungry when you do exercise to prevent fatigue. You increase your time of exercise from 15 to 30 minutes during this period.
- Load more on protein-rich foods
Protein has a high thermic effect. It allows your body to burn calories. Include lean protein in your daily meal during the break. Protein helps in boosting your metabolic rate. It also prevents hunger and cravings from coming. Protein also keeps you stay energized and fueled for the entire day. You can get protein from lean meat choices. Fish and crab meat has also high protein levels. Loading on protein can help in restarting your metabolism and maintain it for the whole day. It helps in maintaining your weight during the break.
- Green Tea
You are not allowed to go back to your old habits during the break. This means that you cannot eat and drink unhealthy food indulgences. Stay away from alcohol, soda, calorie-laden beverages, and fruit juices. It will make you feel bloated and may cause weight gain. Replace your unhealthy drinks with unsweetened green tea. Green tea helps your body’s metabolism to be more efficient. It speeds up your metabolic rate and improves your focus.
- Get plenty of sleep
Sleeping is important especially if you are trying to lose weight. You need enough time to sleep to boost your focus and brain. It also helps to improve your metabolism and digestion. Get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep each day to prepare your body.
Things you must do while waiting for the round 2 of the HCG diet
#1 – Continue to eat healthily
Choose healthy food choices such as fresh fruits and vegetables. These are good sources of folate, vitamins, and minerals. Fruits and vegetables also have dietary fiber that prevents constipation. It also deals with problems in digestion and lowers your risk of diseases. Avoid slipping back on your unhealthy eating habits. It will be harder for you to transition to VLCD if you do unhealthy eating.
#2 – Meet with a medical doctor
Before starting the HCG diet, you will need to meet a doctor. This is to assess your body if you are still fitted to lose more weight. The medical doctor will also give you a go signal if you are ready to lose weight again. Make sure that you do not have pre-existing or life-threatening diseases.
#3 – Exercise regularly
Exercise regularly during the time that you have off. Exercising helps to offset the impact of unhealthy foods. Do not pick an intensive exercise program. You just simply have to do light exercise. This is to maintain your metabolism at work and burns extra calories and fats. Do not skip your meal or eat too much especially if you are exercising. Stay hydrated to replace all the water loss and take off water weight in your body.
#4 – Set your weight loss goal and meal plan
Be realistic in setting a weight loss goal. Make sure to create a reachable goal during round 2 of the HCG diet. Have a goal that you can just slowly reach during the process of weight loss. You can also plan for your meals during the time that you have off. Create a meal plan that fits the caloric requirements of the HCG diet. Refer to the HCG diet food list for your menu. Avoid the ingredients and food condiments that may affect your weight loss process.
#5 – Go through loading phase when you start the round 2
Be sure to go through loading days again to properly follow the protocol. You can do this in the first three days after your 6 weeks break. The loading phase involves eating as many healthy fats as you can. This is to increase your fat reserves in preparation for the VLCD. Do not neglect this phase because this is one of the keys to reaching your weight loss goal.