There are manyprograms which are able to achieve short-term results. But the mark of a successful weight loss program is one that truly allows patients to reach a new metabolic rate, lock in that rate, and then maintain the significant weight loss for the long term.
When people are on the HCG program, the body goes through substantial metabolic changes, and begins taking in body fats rather than simply getting all of its calories from the food being ingested. The traditional Scottsdale HCG diet in the basic form restricts patients to only 500 calories. The more modern version of HCG increases the calories allowed to 1000 per day, allowing individuals to not be significantly hungry as well as allowing more strenuous exercise while on the diet.
The HCG diet in Scottsdale portion lasts 20 to 25 days while the individual receives drops or injections. After this time period, individuals shift into a maintenance period which runs for another 20 to 25 days. This represents a critical time frame while the diet locks in long term weight loss.
During the maintenance phase of the diet, patients should make sure not to eat foods that are high in fat, sugar, or starch. Proteins, can be taken in slightly more than what what what was taking during the other phases of the diet. In the maintenance phase to the diet, it is necessary to keep weighing yourself daily. Weight gain can be a slow process which can be hardly noticeable. This is where the dieter should check his or her weight on a daily basis just to be certain that nothing abnormal is seen. If a person’s weight starts to creep up slowly, this should be noticed and analyzed.
The idea with maintenance at a weight loss clinic Phoenix is to steadily increase calories to 2000 per day. This does not mean eating anything at all. Foods such as chocolate, carbs, fat dairy products, and junk food should be avoided.
While in maintenance, dieters should keep a diet chart with the items that are permitted or not, along with taking in at least 12 water glasses per day. Just keep in mind that the HCG maintenance phases is actually the most important, in order to prevent the weight gain from coming back.