A round is considered a time frame on the HCG Diet. This time frame is anywhere from 26 days period up to a maximum of 46 days. After this period, there’s another 3 weeks lock-in period or also known as the maintenance phase of the HCG diet or Phase 3. This phase gives your body time to readjust its metabolism back to its original phase. Once you have completed this phase you must wait another 6 weeks before proceeding to your second round so don’t get too excited. There is a waiting time that must strictly be observed.
How long to wait in between each HCG Diet round?
From Dr. Simeons Pounds and Inches,” Patients requiring the loss of more than 34 pounds must have a second or even more course. A second course can be started after an interval of not less than 6 weeks, though the pause can be more than 6 weeks. When a third, fourth or even fifth course is necessary, the interval between courses should be made progressively longer. Between a second and third course, eight weeks should elapse, between the third and fourth course twelve weeks, between a fourth and fifth course twenty weeks and between a fifth and sixth course six months. In this way, it is possible to bring about a weight reduction of 100 pounds and more if required the least hardship to the patient”.
The readjustment time after each round is 6 weeks however if you are doing a multiple round, your readjustment period must be longer each time. Take a look at this:
Round 1 to round 2: 6 weeks
Round 2 to round 3: 8 weeks
Round 3 to round 4: 10 weeks
Round 4 to round 5: 12 weeks
Every part of the HCG Diet protocol is important for your success that includes the break in between each round. Notice that there is a 2 weeks interval being observed for every successive round. If you will skip this important break and continue with the nest cycle prematurely, you’ll see NO further weight loss as your body will become immune to the effects of the HCG hormone but if you follow the breaks in between each round your weight loss will be much higher on average. You’ll be able to shed pounds more safely.
What to do during the waiting time?
Once you have completed the maintenance and enter Phase 4 you should start eating healthy foods. Gradually start adding healthy sugars and starch into your diet and see which one your body likes and which one makes you gain weight. The worst thing that you could do during the break is going back to eating fries and pizza and gaining back 7 pounds or more over the 6 weeks break. This should not happen if you will properly follow the diet and stay away from unhealthy sugar and starch in between each round.
The Importance of Break between Each Round
Observing a break between each round is as important as the different phases of the protocol whenever you plan to do multiple rounds to achieve your goal weight. One notable importance is for your body not to become immune to the effect of the hormone. Other additional benefits include:
- To give your body a break
Your body needs some rest from processing all the fats during the weight loss phases.
- To Avoid sagging skin
Rapid diet results in sagging, loose or even fold skins even on the HCG Diet. The only way to prevent this from happening is to observe appropriate breaks in between rounds to give your skin some time to shrink up. Breaks in between rounds are so vital if you don’t want hanging skin and an arm flap removal or a tummy tuck.
- To give your body some time to reshape and stabilize in a new size
Waiting time allows your body to reshape so it’s worth the wait because sometimes reshaping happens until the end or after the maintenance phase.
- To prepare your body for a long-term maintenance preparation
Breaks in between multiple rounds give yourself some time to practice for long-term maintenance and see what works for you. Missing these opportunities won’t help you in finding out what keeps your losses.
Extending the length of rounds, why not?
It’s possible only if you are going to extend extra two or three injections beyond the maximum 40 injections stated on your last round. More than that can be dangerous to your health. The longest round you should do is 40 injections because the more HCG you put in your system the easier it becomes for you to become immune to it.