When you reach a stall during Phase 2 of the HCG diet do not panic. Stalls happen even when you are taking your HCG shots every day. When you reach a stall, there might be something wrong with your meals. Whatever the reason is you have to assess everything that you are doing. A stall can also happen when you retain water during menstruation. You have to be wise in planning the possible action when you reach a stall.
Why not do the mini-steak day right away?
The mini-steak day is only allowed when you see signs of weight gain. You can only do this process when your weight increases by 2lbs. The mini-steak day is allowed when your weight remains the same for 3 to 4 days. When you see stalls on the first and second days you must try another way. One thing you can do instead of having a mini-steak day is to stop panicking. Accept that you reach a stall and plan some possible actions to avoid gaining weight.
How to end stalls without doing the mini-steak day on VLCD?
- Drink plenty of water
Aside from taking your HCG shots at the same time each day you also need to drink plenty of water. Hydration can help when you reach a weight-loss stall. Water helps in speeding things along especially digestion and metabolism. Drinking fluids with a meal helps to keep things moving through and avoid constipation. Water also takes off water weights or water retention. Drink at least 2 liters of water per day but do not drink it all at once.
- Take a walk or a short run
Incorporate a light activity that helps in burning calories. Take a walk or run for 10 to 15 minutes to shake off your body. Walking can increase the rate of digestion. It also improves the circulation of blood and nutrients in your body. Walking or running can improve bone and muscle health. Thus, takes off water weights and other causes of stalls during the VLCD.
- Eat more fiber
Fiber has a positive effect on your gut. It promotes proper digestion and bowel movement. Fiber is in green and leafy vegetables such as the HCG approved spinach. Increase your meal that contains fiber when you reach a weight-loss stall. Replace the calories of the breadstick with fiber from vegetables or fruits in the meantime. Fiber releases a detoxification effect in your body. It takes off toxins and chemicals that cause your weight loss stall.
What will you do when your weight stalls because of menstruation?
You do not have to panic when your weight stalls during menstruation. Weight loss stall or plateau is one of the effects of menstruation. Weight loss stalls happen because of the hormones that your body is releasing during menstruation. What you need to do is to stop taking your HCG shots in the meantime. Continue your 500 calorie intake and get back to HCG shots when your period is gone.