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Transitioning to Phase Three of the hCG Diet

Transitioning to Phase Three of the hCG Diet

You have successfully lost weight during Phase Two of the hCG diet and now it is time to start the crucial three-week Phase Three segment of the protocol. Often referred to as the ‘maintenance phase,’ Phase 3 is when you learn to support your weight loss and avoid regaining the pounds you shed. It is not unusual to feel uneasy about the transition to this final stage of the dietary plan. You will be eating more calories and foods then you did during Phase Two, so you will be concerned about weight gain. However, there is no need to worry if you follow the basic guidelines. The extraordinarily successful hCG diet is designed to let your body slowly adjust during the final stage so you can again enjoy most foods. 


The Ultra Burn Supplement During Phase Three


Phase Three starts right after you cease Phase Two of the hCG diet. At this point, you will stop using the hCG hormone supplements and begin to resume healthy eating while avoiding sugars and starches slowly. You can start to increase your protein intake while continuing to drink at least half a gallon of water each day. It is at this stage that your body will switch from its state of ketosis and again resume normal metabolism. The Ultra Burn supplement offered at Nu Image Medical is a natural mixture of amino acids and vitamins such as methionine, choline, inositol, pyridoxine, and others to stabilize your metabolism and support your overall health as your body again adjusts back to a healthy lifestyle. 


Handling Cravings During Phase Three


Undoubtedly, once you start eating regular foods during Phase Three you will start to again crave high carbohydrates such as white bread, potatoes, and corn but you must avoid these foods. Instead, focus on the foods that you can eat such as ample proteins. You can also enjoy low glycemic fruits and vegetables. 


Food Choices During Phase Three


During Phase Three, you will need to stay on your toes about your food choices. Also, you must check your weight daily to make sure that you do not experience a substantial increase. Weigh yourself every morning and always keep your weight within two pounds of the weight you achieved on the day the last day of Phase Two. At the three-week stage of Phase Three, it is time to introduce a few complex starches back into your diet but only in moderation. If you start to consume carbohydrates too quickly, you will undoubtedly begin to gain weight rapidly. 


Start Exercising During Phase Three


You can again start to exercise during Phase Three. Ideally, you should do some form of exercise at least three to five times per week. Exercising helps you keep the weight loss that you have achieved. It also improves your cardiovascular system and energy levels. Resistance training is an aggressive exercise regime that is often a wonderful choice to help you support not only your weight but also your health. With the Ultra Burn program, you will feel a boost in energy that not only makes exercising more enjoyable but also highly beneficial. Exercise should help you stay within two pounds of the weight loss you achieved on the last day of Phase Two. However, avoid rushing into any exercise program without first consulting with your physician. 


Weight Fluctuations on the hCG Diet


Remember, you might experience small weight fluctuations during Phase Three that are due to water retention or other physical conditions. Weight fluctuations are not unusual for the first seven days of the Maintenance Phase. However, if you start to gain more than two pounds, then you might want to try a what is known as a Steak Day as recommended in Dr. Simeons’ hCG dietary protocol. A Steak Day involves consuming a large 8 to 10 oz steak with one green apple in combination with water for one day. A Steak Day helps you stay away from starches and sugars for 24 hours which will balance your body and stop weight gain. 


Another Round of the hCG Diet to Lose More Weight? 


If you opt to continue your weight loss journey, then you can buy a refill of the hCG diet program from Nu Image Medical. Another thing that you should consider is starting the Ultra Burn program during Phase Three. The Ultra Burn program is a specially designed supplement that helps you not only keep your weight loss but also to continue losing fat. During Phase Three, you can add the essential nutritional supplements to make it easier and more natural for the body to keep supporting your weight loss


If you should gain more than two pounds during Phase Three, then you should meet with a medical professional with Nu Image Medical to discuss embarking on another round of the hCG diet.

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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