The bad rap about almost every diet is that, once it's over, all those natural compulsions spring forth, and the dieter returns to his or her former (bad) eating habits, and the pounds pack right back on.
Now, is the Official HCG Diet Plan any different in this regard? In other words, do the pounds come right back on?
The answer is, of course, yes and no. Yes if you go right back to eating the way you did before you began the diet and had to look at -- and feel -- all those excess pounds you carried around. That's why Phase 3 of the Official HCG Diet Plan urges you to increase your caloric consumption to weight-sustaining levels while at the same time imploring you to stick to the basics of the Official HCG Diet Plan.
Therefore, the answer is no if you learn from your weight-loss experience and continue making the right dietary and food substance choices. For instance, you should continue to avoid any starchy or sugary products, and you should consume 48 ounces of water each day to help with digestion and hunger control.
Actually, this is not as difficult as it seems. Once into Phase 2 (the weight-loss phase) of the Official HCG Diet Plan, most dieters begin to experience a new outlook on food and, so to speak, develop a whole new set of taste buds. Rather than looking at a juicy hamburger with french fries and considering that a perfect lunch, HCG dieters will consider the hamburger paddy with a side of scrumptious veggies as an even better taste treat.
One HCG dieter recounted how she would take her allotted handful of strawberries during Phase 2 and put them in water with some Stevia to enjoy as a natural dessert sans the glucose and other icky parts that cling to your body as fat that's next to impossible to get off.
HCG dieters report that their experiences in Phase 2 build a whole new taste spectrum for them and that they no longer drool over the greasy, fast-food "paradise" that's all around us (and causing us untold weight gain and health loss) when they enter the maintenance phase of the HCG diet.
As it turns out, there's nothing so tasty as eating natural, healthy foods. That's one of the major benefits of the Official HCG Diet Plan that can stick with you for a long, long time.