After the first 23 injections of HCG, you can plan an interruption period. It is a process of taking a break from your HCG shots due to some reasons. Ensure you take the break period after three weeks of taking the hormone to prevent issues with your weight loss. When is it permissible? The HCG diet permits you to have a break when you have travel schedules, surgeries, and other emergency health concerns.
What is the Purpose of Interruption on the HCG Diet?
The goal of taking a break from your HCG shots is to prevent gaining back the weight. It will help you deviate from the HCG diet without other effects on your weight loss journey. It will help you manage your tight schedules without affecting your progress on the HCG diet.
How to Start the Interruption Period on the HCG Diet?
Get off the HCG injections as if you finish your VLCD. Stop taking the injections and eat phase 3 style of loading. Your calorie intake should stay between 800 calories to 1200 per day.
Set the period of your interruption. The typical break period on the HCG diet is one week. After a week, you can get back to track without going through the loading phase. During the interruption period, avoid cheating on your meals to prevent going back to zero. Keep in mind that you are still on the HCG diet protocol and, you are still halfway to finishing the program.
Four Things To Avoid During the Interruption on the HCG Diet
- Avoid mixing vegetables at a meal. The original protocol of Dr. Simeons did not explain why combining vegetables are not permissible. Nonetheless, you have to follow it because it is part of the protocol in reaching your weight loss goal. Vegetables have a different amount of calories and, combining them in one serving might end loading too many calories.
- Avoid combining multiple servings into one meal. During the interruption period, you can load 800 to 1200 calories per day. But, it does not mean that you can eat them all at once. Example: Avoid eating all the fruit servings at once. You can also avoid eating all the protein allocation in one meal. Continue to manage your food intake to avoid gaining weight.
- Avoid oils from foods. Your body is sensitive to oils. Avoid them during the break period because it can cause weight gain. Avoid eating fried foods or soaking your foods in grease before cooking. Continue with your healthy food options on the HCG diet. Opt for lean and fresh food to avoid problems when you get back on your weight-loss track.
- Avoid using animal-based make-up and cosmetics. Similar argument with avoiding oily foods, you are also not allowable to use cosmetics and lotions from animal fat. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It absorbs oils and other products that you put on. Ensure that you check the ingredients of every product you are using during the interruption period of the HCG diet.