An HCG weight loss program usually has 3 or 4 phases. If you were successful enough to resist temptation and go on with your dieting without cheating, the next step is to continue with the challenge. Nope, you don’t stop and rest just because you are done with the phases. As a matter of fact, you are about to face another challenge and that is to maintain your weight after you have successfully slashed a major part of it from your body. After several weeks of forgoing moist chocolate cakes and strawberry sundaes, it can be easy to backslide and binge the minute you get a chance. However, with dedication and perseverance, you can achieve your goals and maintain your ideal weight.
When you have successfully completed your weight loss program, your goal shifts from losing weight to maintaining it. Continue having regular exercise of two to three weeks. Just make sure that you go for light exercises such as aerobics, brisk walking, swimming or jogging. Avoid doing heavy exercises immediately after finishing the HCG weight loss program. Your calorie intake must remain low and doing heavy exercises would easily consume your energy. Maintain your 500-550 calorie intake per day. You can gradually increase your calorie consumption within three weeks after completing the cycle. Weigh yourself after the last day of taking HCG drops. Check your weight regularly to ensure that you are not backsliding.
After the three weeks, you can start eating regularly with regular amount of carbohydrates. Ask your dietician or a nutritionist on the right type of food to be taken to maintain your weight. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid fatty or high cholesterol food types.
To sustain your nutrition, choose your food well. Eat foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids such as cold water fishes. Nuts are also excellent source of essential fatty acids including flaxseeds. To sustain you weight and to have your HCG weight loss program successful, get plenty of rest and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Avoid stressors as they can increase the risk of weight gain.