The Importance of Loading Days
Phase 1 of the HCG Diet, also known as “loading days” or “gorging days” is as important as the rest of the Phases of the HCG Diet. However, many dieters do not load properly because they find it counter-productive. What’s the point of eating and eating if your goal is to lose weight? It’s way wrong. It is intended to prepare your body for the diet.
As quoted by Dr. Simeon on this book Pounds and Inches, “One cannot keep a patient comfortably on 500 Calories unless his normal fat reserves are reasonably well stocked. It is for this reason also that every case, even those that are actually gaining must eat to capacity of the most fattening food they can get down until they have had the third injection. It is a fundamental mistake to put a patient on 500 Calories as soon as the injections are started, as it seems to take about three injections before abnormally deposited fat begins to circulate and thus become available.”
Robin Woodall also said in her book that “the relationship between the small dose of HCG and fat’s stimulation of leptin requires three days of forced-feeding. Eating high fat foods to full capacity during those days act as a catalyst, ensuring sufficient blood leptin is stimulated by the fourth days that warrant the drastic drop to the 500-calorie protocol.”
What it means is that…
- Loading days will help you handle your first week of low-calorie diet without severe hunger pains. When you begin with your low-calorie diet, your body will use first the fat stores from loading for energy. If you will not load you can become very hungry during the first week. Do not worry about gaining additional weight because it will just drop down very quickly.
- Loading days are needed to stimulate the leptin in your body. Leptin is the hormone in your body that tells your brain that you have enough fat and that you don’t need to eat and can burn them at a normal rate. Loading days act as a catalyst on your fat cells, ensuring that enough leptin is stimulated.
- Loading on high-fat foods causes a spike on your liver enzyme necessary to break down all the crap you have just consumed.
- It takes three daily injections before the HCG can fully tap your unwanted fats to be used as a source of energy.
Even if you didn’t fully understand the entire concept behind loading days, remember that it’s vital to load. Proper loading on the HCG Diet is fundamental for the entire protocol to work.