We have helped thousands of people lose weight on the HCG diet. The number one question we get from people new to the HCG protocol is inquiring whether they “have” to start with the Loading Phase, ie Phase 1 of the diet. Our answer is always a resounding “YES”. Before I tell you why Phase 1 is imperative to your success, Lets talk about what makes the HCG diet one of the best diets to lose weight in the places you really need it.
We all have three types of fat in our bodies: everyday, structural and stored. Your body burns everyday fat for the energy you need to get through your day. Structural fat is used as a cushion in your joints and the bottom of your feet. Stored fat is the bodies answer to excessive food, toxins, stress and hormones. The true “secret” of this diet is that HCG cuts the bodies access to the everyday and structural fat. Which forces the body to burn the stored fat for energy.
It takes 3 days after you start HCG for it to completely cut off the bodies ability to access your everyday fat. The level of this type of fat is what tells your system that you are hungry. If the everyday fat in your system is not above your hunger point before HCG cuts access to it, you will be hungry throughout the whole protocol. This is why loading is imperative to your success on this diet.
Personally, I see Phase 1 as guilt free days, where I can have the pleasure of eating anything I want without the guilt.