Average Loss Rates: “How much weight can I Lose with the Hcg Diet?”
Average weight loss on the Hcg Diet Plan is 20-25 pounds in a single round of treatment, which is approximately 1 month. This average increases for those who choose to do a long round, which is 40 days.
The daily breakdown of weight loss progress:
As everyone's metabolism and challenges are different, there isn't an exact number of pounds that you can count on losing. However we know that the average loss at the end of a round is about .5-1 pound per day for women and about 1 pound or slightly more, per day for men. There is an upper limit on how much you can safely lose in a round and that is around 34 pounds (or 40 pounds if you currently weigh more than 100 pounds.)
What to Expect: Weekly Progress Averages
Hcg Diet first week loss average
Generally speaking, the first week of the low-calorie phase (p2) will always produce the best losses. A drop of 8-12 pounds from load weight is common. While some may wonder if this is water weight, it is easy to see that on a body fat scale, this is actual fat that is being lost.
HDI reader, Anna's 1st week losses: (LOAD WEIGHT 236)
8/28 VLCD1 236
VLCD2-8/29 232 (-4.0)
VLCD3-8/30 229.2 (-2.8)
VLCD4-8/31 227.2 (-2.0)
VLCD5-9/1 225.6 (-1.6)
VLCD6-9/2 224.2 (-1.4)
VLCD7-9/3 223.6 (-0.6)
Total first week losses: 12.6 pounds.
Week 2 Average Losses
The second week slows down from that to about half, and this is also the week where you might have some zero loss days as your body catches up to the large drop from week 1. This is perfectly normal and is not an indication that fat is not being lost each day.
Moni's weight lost at end of week 2:
Load weight 236
Today's weight VLCD15 – 220
Loss for the first 2 weeks: 16 lbs.
Week 3 Average Losses
For losses from week 3 to the end of the round, it is normal to settle into a pattern of 2-3 pounds loss per week (5-6 for men). However, some may still lose more.
Average Losses, Stalls and Plateaus
First, it is important to understand that it is not considered a “stall” unless the individual has had zero loss for 4 days or more. The reason behind this has to do with a simple water cycling process that occurs naturally in our bodies during weight loss. Read more about this here: Hcg Diet Stall Breakers: Causes and Solutions.
Men seldom experience stalls but women almost always encounter them. It is not unusual to have a stall of 10 days (or even more) during a round. But at the end of stalls, the losses will catch up, so just ride them out knowing you will still get the same average loss as someone who didn't encounter stalls during their round.
It may be a comfort to know that a long stall in your round can make your stabilization easier, as the normalization of your water levels will have been worked out before your start Phase 3 instead of during it.
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Is setting a weight loss goal with Hcg realistic?
A final weight, size or measurement goal is recommended. However, when it comes to setting a number goal for a specific round, this can be tricky. In fact, it is not recommended, that one set a goal before the round begins, if at all.
How to set a solid goal for Hcg weight loss:
Once you are correctly following the protocol, you really can't make it work any better than its going to for you, so number goals can cause unnecessary disappointment. Setting goals like getting in all your water each day, or sticking to your food lists are doable and can give you a sense of peace as your navigate through your round, knowing you are doing your part to get the best outcome. Your body is going to do what it is going to do, but you can be confident that your loss will be somewhere around the average for your gender. But it also could be more than average. There have been rare cases on the forum where the whole 34 pound allowed loss was accomplished in a short round. But most people end up with the average loss or a little better. Women in general will lose 20-25 pounds on a long round, and men will lose 30-35.