What is a Stall and what should I do if I am in one?
A weight loss stall while on phase 2 of the hCG Assisted Diet can occur even when you have followed the diet strictly and have been perfect on protocol days before. You rush to the scale in the morning, so excited to see how much weight you have lost… and to your surprise, the scale has not moved.
Will everyone experience a first stall? Not everyone will but it can happen.
Why does a stall occur when you have been so strict and staying on protocol? After the first week on Phase 2, it is common for the body to fight you in dropping more weight. Your body is catching up with the rapid weight loss from the first 7-10 days which is where you will lose the most weight.
Ignore this stall and move forward by staying on your path and program the losses will come again. Remember that what you don’t see on the scale, you are losing in inches, so you are welcome to keep recorded measurements every few days.
Stalls can last anywhere from 1 day up to 5 days with no weight loss. A stall beyond 5 days is usually an indicator of another issue such as excess salt intake resulting in water retention, constipation, lactose intolerance that may cause intestinal inflammation and bloating, menses, illness, prescription medications, or eating off protocol.
It is very important to remain positive about your weight loss. Studies have shown that dieters who maintain a positive attitude about their weight loss actually lose more weight. Dieters that have good coaching support will lose more weight and obtain their weight loss goals.
We at the Bodyology Center have tips and techniques that have been very effective “stall breakers” during Phase 2 of the hCG protocol, though some can be used as a “correction” in Phase 3. Call 954-929-7670 to speak with us.