ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Break A Plateau When On The HCG Diet

Updated on August 1, 2011

A plateau when on a diet can be very frustrating, sometimes to the point of wanting to give up. This is no different on the HCG diet. While you may be experiencing a weight loss of 0.5-1.0 pounds per day, it can suddenly stop. A plateau is defined as no weight loss for a period of 4-6 days. There are a few things you can do to break this plateau.

1. Try an apple day. An apple day consists of eating only apples from lunch one day until before lunch the next day. You can eat up to 6 large apples and only drink water. This breaks the plateau with mainly eliminating water which is not regained when resuming the regular diet.

2. You can try some light exercise. Some light walking or yoga would be some good ideas. Don't do too much, as it can cause weight gain on this diet.

3. Make sure you are drinking enough water. Increase your intake to 2-3 quarts per day, not including coffee or tea.

4. Try drinking 2-3 cups of green tea daily.

5. Cut down on the size of your apples, don't eat the same fruit in one day.

6. Skip eating the bread sticks or melba toast.

7. Eat less beef and more chicken or fish. Beef tends to be fattier that some other protein options.

8. Cut out tomatoes, oranges, and shrimp as they can cause a stall in some people.

9. Make sure you are not mixing your vegetables. The protocol says to eat only one vegetable at a meal.

10. Make sure you are reading all labels. Some proteins have additives injected into them. Also carefully read spice labels. Many of them have orange peels, sugar, or starch added.

11. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. It can really make a difference of 1-2 pounds when you are getting enough sleep or not enough.

12. Make sure you are wearing gloves when you are handling hamburger, cookie dough, cheeses and other fatty foods that could be absorbed through the skin.

13. If you are in the sun a lot or going to a tanning bed, consider stopping and staying indoors a bit more. This can cause water retention and therefor the scale will show no loss or even a gain.

14. Consider adding 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your daily intake in the form of dressing or diluted in a glass of water. This can promote weight loss in some people.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)