What is an Hcg Diet Apple Day?
An Hcg Diet apple day is an approach used to correct a true stall (no loss in 4 days) during Phase 2 of the Hcg Diet Plan. An apple day begins at lunch one day and ends at lunch the following day, where no more than 6 apples are consumed during that time, and minimal liquids.
While this explanation may sound simple enough, it is important to understand exactly when an apple day is really required. It is also important to know how to do an Hcg Diet apple day correctly, so it can work as it is designed to.
It is also important to keep in mind that it is completely natural to experience a stall during an Hcg Diet round, and it is known that all Hcg Dieters will reach a plateau sooner or later as the body fat drops. This is perfectly normal and healthy. In fact, only under certain circumstances, is an Hcg Diet apple day the correct response to a stall. Also, before opting to follow the apple day approach, keep in mind that an Hcg Diet stall will usually correct itself and is not a serious issue. To understand more about what causes an Hcg diet stalls and plateaus.
We realize though, that many Hcg dieters have become accustomed to a consistent daily loss, and when this stops, they may begin to worry. Again, keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean no weight loss is occurring. Also, it can be caused by a number of factors that usually correct themselves without an apple day or any other effort.
When to do an Hcg Diet Apple Day
An Hcg Diet Apple Day should only be done when a true stall or plateau has been experienced, so it is important to understand what an Hcg Diet stall is: An Hcg Diet stall is 4 consecutive days without noticeable weight loss on the scale or in inches. While the body will normally work itself through this challenge, it can cause unnecessary worry and stress during for the Hcg Dieter, however an apple day should not become an option until that 4th consecutive day is reached.
Before considering an Hcg Diet Apple Day
Before considering an Apple Day to correct a stall, it is important to also look into what is causing your stall. First, consider your hydration: are you drinking enough water? This is the #1 culprit when it comes to an Hcg Diet stall and an easy fix can be simply increasing water intake.
It is permissible to break up the plateau by having an “apple day” once you have checked a few other factors. First, are you drinking enough water? It is extremely important that your body has enough water to function correctly and especially while on a weight loss plan. Dehydration can easily stall your weight loss. A second thing to consider is the quality of your hcg. If your hcg was mixed more than 4 weeks prior, the potency can decrease. Consider purchasing a new supply to avoid continuous stalls, hunger and other challenges while following the diet. Sleep is another important step in weight loss. Did you know your hormones run on a schedule that is influenced by your sleep patterns? If you are not getting enough sleep, or are going to sleep late, this can also influence your metabolism, your digestion, etc., which has an impact on your body's ability to lose weight.
How to do an Hcg Diet Apple Day Correctly
Dr Simeons Pounds and Inches Manuscript: The Plateau
“In such cases we consider it permissible, for purely psychological reasons, to break up the plateau. This can be done in two ways. One is a so-called “apple day”. An apple-day begins at lunch and continues until just before lunch of the following day. The patients are given six large apples and are told to eat one whenever they feel the desire though six apples is the maximum allowed. During an apple-day no other food or liquids except plain water are allowed and of water they may only drink just enough to quench an uncomfortable thirst if eating an apple still leaves them thirsty. Most patients feel no need for water and are quite happy with their six apples. Needless to say, an apple-day may never be given on the day on which there is no injection. The apple-day produces a gratifying loss of weight on the following day, chiefly due to the elimination of water. This water is not regained when the patients resume their normal 500-Calorie diet at lunch, and on the following days they continue to lose weight satisfactorily.”
So you've gone through the checklist and have determined an apple-day is in order… Great, let's begin and make sure the steps are followed correctly. An apple day begins at lunch and continues until just before lunch of the following day. Dieters can have six large apples and may eat one whenever they feel the desire though six apples is the maximum allowed. During an apple day, no other food or liquids except plain water are allowed and of water they may only drink just enough to quench an uncomfortable thirst if eating an apple still leaves them thirsty. Most feel no need for water and are quite happy with their six apples. Needless to say, on apple day you will still do your hcg drops, pellets or injections. The apple day produces a gratifying loss of weight on the following day, mainly due to the elimination of water. This water is not regained when they then resume their normal 500 calorie diet at lunch, and on the following days you should continue to lose weight satisfactorily.
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