Weight Loss HCG Levels Decreasing - What to Do Next?

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Do you feel like your HCG weight loss levels are decreasing? Then, you might need to make some adjustments. If you are feeling like you are not losing weight as quickly as you'd like, it might be the time to take a closer look at your diet and exercise routine.

You may need to make some changes to see progress continuously. Remember, it is essential to stay focused and motivated when doing HCG weight loss.

If you find that your levels are decreasing, don't get discouraged. Instead, just make the necessary adjustments and continue your weight loss journey. You will see results if you stick to it!

This article will discuss the importance of HCG levels and how they can be affected by changes in diet, exercise, stress levels, and more. We'll also talk about what you can do if things seem off.

1. HCG Levels and why they’re important

HCG levels are what you can use to track your weight loss progress. You should test these levels at the beginning and end of a round (or between rounds) for the best results.
If they're too low, it could be that:

  • You ate something with sugar or carbohydrates in it
  • Your body is retaining water; or
  • The period between tests was too short for enough HCG to build up in your system.
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A decrease in HCG levels might mean one of four things:

  • You followed the diet perfectly but didn't exercise much, or you lost muscle mass along with fat. That's not good because muscles burn more calories than other tissues even when you aren't exercising them;
  • You didn't follow the diet perfectly;
  • Your body is starting to become resistant to HCG (this happens when you've been on a diet too long); or
  • The hormone is cleared from your blood too early.

If your HCG levels decrease, it's time for a reality check: How well are you following the diet? Are you eating foods that contain sugar or carbs? Are you retaining more water?
If so, how can you correct these problems? It might also be the time to take a break from the HCG diet and start again later. You don't want your body to get used to HCG and stop responding.

2. How changes in diet, exercise, and stress levels can affect HCG levels

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If you're noticing a decrease in your HCG levels, it's essential to consider all of the potential factors that could be the reason for dropping the level of HCG in your blood. HCG is a hormone, so any change in things like diet, exercise, and stress levels can affect hormone levels, so it's essential to review all of them and make changes as required.

If you're not sure where to start, try speaking with your physician/nutritionist or personal trainer who can help create a plan tailored specifically to your needs. They'll be able to help you identify any areas of your lifestyle that may be causing problems and work on solutions.

For example, many people find that they lose weight faster when working out regularly, so even if you're eating the same amount of food as before and using the same medication, increasing your physical activity could help.

You must also track your calorie intake and keep a journal to understand how much you're eating and what foods trigger cravings. This will make it easier to pinpoint problematic areas and determine whether changes should be made. [1]

3. What can you do if your HCG weight loss levels seem off?

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If you need to increase your HCG dosage because you seem to be losing weight slower than your expectation, it may be time for you to add in an injection or two during the day, but that decision should be made after consulting your physician.

If you experience any menstrual period-related side effects even though you are on birth control, speak with your gynecologist about this so they can manage accordingly and help you in your goal. 

4. Role of exercise along with HCG diet in weight loss journey

Weight loss is a journey in which Diet and Medication go hand in hand with exercise. If you’re not following both of them, it could take you to a state where you’ll lose all your motivation. If possible, you should start moderate exercise along with the HCG diet. It doesn’t matter where you start, but where you finish will matter.

However, if you already attend fitness classes regularly / exercise regularly, make sure to speak with your doctor and devise a workout plan along with your diet. 

They may recommend that you should not participate in strenuous physical activity for a certain amount of time. Because during this time, your dietary intake is reduced to a maximum of almost 500 calories a day. With that much caloric deficit, you cannot continue any strenuous exercise. There could be some adverse side effects like dehydration or fainting spells if you don’t follow your physician’s advice regarding exercise and diet. [2]

5. How will HCG levels help you reach your goals faster and easier?

To access the progress of anything you should compare the changes that happened with time. To understand your weight loss, you need to keep a record of your body measurements, weight, and HCG levels. You can make graphs of weekly progress by keeping track of all these factors, you will see what is working for you and make necessary adjustments along the way.
For example, if you find that your HCG levels are decreasing even though you're sticking to the diet plan, then you may need to change it a bit so that you can start seeing better results.

Having this information at your fingertips will help keep you on track and motivated as you work tirelessly toward reaching your goals. Many people find that they have more success when they can track their progress, especially when it comes to weight loss.
Seeing the numbers go down on the scale can be incredibly motivating, but it's not the only factor determining success. By tracking your HCG levels, you'll get a complete picture of how you're doing and what areas you may need to work on a bit more. 

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6. Are there any other ways to monitor your progress on the HCG diet?

You can track your progress with a personal HCG weight loss diary. This is a great way to keep yourself monitored throughout the dieting period. A good HCG diary will have the following:

  • The date you began your diet
  • Your starting weight
  • Daily weight loss/gain
  • Photos of how your clothes fit before and after the diet
  • A list of foods (Calculate their calories if possible) you ate each day and how much HCG you took that day
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If you are not losing weight as quickly as you expect, then you should speak with your doctor about other ways to monitor your progress. For example, they may want to do some blood tests or another type of test to know the reason behind slow progress.
Remember, everyone’s body responds differently to HCG, so don't get discouraged if you're not losing weight as quickly as someone else. Instead, just focus on sticking to the diet and follow your doctor's advice, and you will see results with time. [3]

7. What should you do if your weight loss stops while on the HCG diet?

If you think that you are not losing as many pounds or inches as you should, then here are some tips to help. [4]

a) Are you following the diet? Unfortunately, some people cheat on their diets and do not lose weight. That is why they feel like nothing is working - even though everything else would indicate otherwise.

b) Have you added resistance exercise into your routine? Unfortunately, this will increase muscle mass, fooling an assay for determining actual body composition changes (i.e., fat loss). In this case, the best thing to do is to have moderate exercise as advised in your plan.

c) Have you been drinking enough water throughout the day? Best indicator for this is:If your urine looks dark, then you are not drinking enough. This can also affect the readings given by an assay that determines real body composition changes (i.e., fat loss).

d) Have your HCG levels dropped? If you have taken a blood test and it shows lower levels of HCG in your system, this could be why the pounds or inches are decreasing at a slower rate than expected. As a result, you may need to correct your dose.

If none of these tips help you out, please contact your doctor.

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8. How HCG levels monitoring will help ensure success on a diet?

If you have been following the HCG diet plan, you will need to keep a close eye on your HCG levels as they decrease. By doing so, you can be sure that, if needed, adjustments are made to ensure continued success with weight loss and maintenance of this new lifestyle choice.

You may need more or fewer shots going forward, depending on what your body requires at each phase of the process. For example, If your level is too low during Phase Two, it might indicate an issue where you do not have enough fat reserves for energy needs.

In this case, continuing injections would likely lead to rebound symptoms from hunger pangs, once again causing destabilization within the body, leading to binge eating and failure overall.

However, by adding another shot of HCG at this stage, your levels will increase and help avoid these issues. Likewise, if you are having difficulty with weight loss during Phase Three, it may signify that the dose is too low for your body's needs.
Increasing the next shot of HCG can prevent rebound effects while also increasing fat burning so that more weight continues being lost on schedule. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my weight loss stalls?

If your weight loss stalls, you need to check for the reason behind it. There are two most important reasons, one being under dosage of HCG and second is high caloric intake. The best way to determine what you need to change is to weigh yourself every day and track your progress. If you have not lost any weight for two consecutive weeks, it is time to make a change. Consult with your physician before making any changes.

Can I eat sugar while on the HCG diet?

Absolutely Not! Sugar can interfere with weight loss and cause cravings. You should also avoid processed foods and artificial sweeteners. Instead, focus on eating whole, natural foods. This will help you lose weight and maintain your results long-term.

Are there any side effects of HCG?

Anyone who says that there are no side effects for any medication can never be correct. There are a few potential side effects of every drug and HCG is no different. These include but are not limited to headaches, nausea, dizziness, and irritability. However, these tend to be mild and temporary. Also, HCG may interact with certain medications, so be sure to speak with your healthcare provider before starting HCG if you are taking medication for some other cause. Pregnant or nursing women should avoid taking HCG. [5]

Takeaway

Now that you have learned a bit about weight loss hCG levels, it's time to take action. The goal is simple: maintain your diet and lifestyle until the body has used up all stored fat.

If you are still losing one or two pounds per week, that's perfectly fine - as long as you are not experiencing any other adverse symptoms. However, if your weight loss HCG levels decrease, it is time to take a step back and reassess what you are doing.

Are you still following the diet plan correctly? Are you getting enough protein and calories each day? Have you been exercising regularly? Make sure that you take all the necessary steps to support your weight loss goals.

Citations

  1. “Stress-related hormones affect human chorionic gonadotropin secretion from the early human placenta in vitro.” July 1991, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1757512/ Accessed 13 Jan. 2023.
  2. “What Exercise Is Permitted While on the HCG Diet? “https://woman.thenest.com/exercise-permitted-hcg-diet-22138.html Accessed 13 Jan. 2023.
  3. “Ways to Track Your Progress on the HCG Diet” March 15, 2021, https://hcg24.com/ways-to-track-hcg-diet-progress/ Accessed 13 Jan. 2023.
  4. “HCG Weight Loss Stalls & Gains” 2019, https://www.drnirvana.com/hcg/stalls-gains/ Accessed 13 Jan. 2023.
  5. “What Are the Side Effects of the HCG Diet?”October 22, 2021, https://www.verywellfit.com/what-are-the-side-effects-of-the-hcg-diet-5204585 Accessed 13 Jan. 2023.
About the author

Muhammad Faisal Umer, M.D.

University of Health Sciences, Lahore Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 2013-2019 Punjab College Bahawalpur 2010-2012 Ummul Qura Public School Matriculation 2008-2010


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