Are you experiencing an HCG weight loss stall? Here are a few things to consider:
When first starting the HCG Diet it is hard to believe that you are losing as much as 2-3 Kg’s per week. And then one day, out of the blue your weight loss comes to a complete stall. It is not called the dreaded HCG stall for nothing and if you are experiencing an HCG weight loss stall, I am here to let you know that this is 100% normal and often unavoidable. Having said that, there are a few factors that could be contributing to your HCG weight loss stall. Answer the questions below to see what could be causing your stall. Also read more on Realistic Goals: how much weight should you be losing?
Are you mixing proteins at meal times?
It is not advised to mix proteins at meals times.
How often are you eating beef?
Beef should only be eaten once per week on the HCG Happy Shrinking Protocol
How much water do you drink daily?
(At least 2-3L per day)
Have you taken your measurements since starting?
The scale is not always a true indication of weight loss and will go up and down rather naturally. Before deciding you are experiencing a stall, perhaps track your measurements for a few days.
Have you recently had, currently on or expecting your period?
If you have recently had, currently on or expecting your period it is normal for your weight loss st slow down, stall or even go up. This is due to the hormonal changes in a women body over this time. This however does not mean you are have stopped losing fat and will rectify itself once this time of the month has passed.
Are you skipping Meals?
Skipping meals is cheating too! This will cause your metabolism to slow down and in turn slow down or stall your weight loss.
Have you started any new medications?
Types of medication can cause your weight loss to slow down, such as antibiotics.
Are you getting 8 hours of sleep each night?
Sleep is very important when it comes to weight loss. If we are not getting enough sleep our bodies start to producr the stress hormone “Cortisol” which slows down the weight loss process.
How are your stress levels?
Stress can also cause your weight loss to slow down. If you are feeling stressed then meditation and breathing techniques can assist.
Are you exercising on the diet? If so how often and what exercises?
When exercising one is building muscle, we know that muscle weighs more than fat. So if you are exercising on the diet, first consider that you may just be building lean muscle. This is where taking your measurements will be more important than weighing yourself on a daily basis.
Do not get despondent as this does not dictate your entire weight loss journey. Often we get to fixated with what the scale is saying and we lose track of the bigger picture. Be sure to check your measurements on a weekly basis as you are likely losing cm’s (Make sure to measure in the exact same place).