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The Secret to Safely Cheating on the HCG Diet

If you're like most people on the HCG diet, you will have some trouble with diet boredom. You'll get tired of eating the same foods day after day. Because let's be honest, it's pretty darn strict. And after a while it can get draining, and you think of cheating on the HCG diet. You desperately want to lose the weight, and the HCG diet drops are working so far, but you start to wonder if the deprivation is really worth it.

Luckily for you, there is a way to cheat on the HCG diet without overly compromizing your weight loss! We previously wrote about the top 10 foods for cheating on HCG diet phase 2. These are foods that, while technically banned from the HCG diet, have actually worked for many people and allowed them to have a little variety and still lose the weight.

But cheating is always a risk. You can minimize the risk using this one tip that most people don't know about.

Here's the secret. Before you engage in HCG diet cheating, make sure you're in a regular pattern of weight loss with your HCG diet drops.

What's a Regular Pattern of Weight Loss?

Everybody loses weight in a different pattern. For most people, they lose weight in a stair-step fashion, meaning they lose a lot of weight for one or two days, then level off for one or two days. The length of the steps is different for everyone. It might be every other day, or every three days. Relatively few people actually lose a consistent amount of weight every single day.

Regardless of the exact weight loss pattern, many people find that they will lose a lot of weight in the first week and then start to slow down. Because of this, you shoud wait at least two weeks after starting the HCG diet before you try to cheat. That's how long it takes to establish your personal pattern of weight loss.

Go Ahead... Cheat!

Once you've figured out your own pattern, you can try cheating on your HCG diet. Eat one serving of that forbidden food. Don't scarf it—savor it. Then be good until your next morning weigh-in. If you haven't gained, wait one more day just to be safe, then rejoice! You have just found a food that you can cheat on the HCG diet with consistently and still lose weight.

On the other hand, if you find that you've gained weight, you'll know that the food you tried isn't for you. Be strict for the next 3 to 5 days until you know you're back on your regular pattern of weight loss. You can try the same food again if you want to make sure it wasn't just a fluke, or you can try something new. Don't cheat with more than one food at a time. You'll just increase your chances of gaining weight, and you won't know which food caused the problem.

Whatever You Do...

Whatever you do, make sure you're not in a plateau already when you cheat. Cheating during a plateau will only make it worse!

Of course, if you try cheating on the HCG diet too often you may end up stalling and jeopardizing your weight loss goals—not to mention the waste of those HCG diet drops or injections you paid for. Don't take too many risks. Take deliberate, calculated risks using the cheating method in this article, and you'll be as safe as you can be while adding some variety to your diet and still losing as much weight as possible.