The very low-calorie phase of the HCG diet is important. It is as significant as the other phases of the weight loss regimen. This phase usually lasts for 3 to 6 weeks depending on your goal. The average amount of calories you can eat during the VLCVD is 500 per day. Some dieters also follow the modern approach to VLCD which allows 800 calories per day. In compliance with the original protocol, you have to incorporate the daily shots of HCG along with the VLCD.
Consistency is important as it will help you reach your weight loss goal. You have to be consistent with your VLCD by avoiding your old habits. Being consistent means practicing good habits and a healthy routine. Be consistent with your daily shots of the hormone so as with your VLCD meal. For greater results, you have to stick to the diet protocol for Phase 2.
How to maintain consistency on VLCD of the HCG diet?
- Drink plenty of water– Drinking enough amount of water not only helps you eat less. It will also give your body benefits during the VLCD. Water is a natural and healthy appetite suppressant. It fills you up without adding more calories to your diet. Starting the day with a glass of water makes a big difference.
- Eat 200grams of protein per day- Your meals on the VLCD are an important part of the day. You need to eat good quality of protein to stay full longer. It makes you satisfied throughout the day even when you’re eating fewer calories. It also can maintain your bone and muscle health during the fat burning. Get the richest source of protein from the leanest meat you can eat during the HCG diet.
- Prepare your meals ahead- To maintain a low-calorie intake you have to prepare your foods ahead of time. It can help you in controlling your appetite. Make sure that your food storage or pantry has available foods for your diet. Preparing ahead of time avoids prolonging your hunger. It’s because when you are hungry you feel weak and this is when cravings usually hit. Prepare your meals ahead of time especially when you are a busy person. Give yourself a ready to go meal as soon as you need them.
- Replace your unhealthy foods with HCG meals- Make some healthy versions of the treats you that you cannot eat during the VLCD. If you love sugary foods you can replace them with fresh fruits. There are healthy recipes online that will help you stick to the VLCD. Make sure that you are sticking to the 500 calorie requirements per day.
When maintaining the VLCD you have to make sure that you get the right dose of HCG. It is because the HCG is responsible for curbing hunger and suppressing your appetite. Therefore, you cannot do the VLCD without the HCG shots because it is dangerous. You also have to use smaller dining plates and a food scale to get the right amount of food.