What happens in The First Days on Graeme Jordan HCG Diet:

On the third day of the HCG Diet it is almost routine to hear two remarks. One is: “You know, I’m sure it’s only psychological, but I already feel quite different”. So common is this remark, even from very skeptical people that we hesitate to accept the psychological interpretation. The other typical remark is: “Now that I have been allowed to eat anything I want, I can’t get it down. Since yesterday I feel like a stuffed pig. Food just doesn’t seem to interest me anymore, and I am longing to get on with your diet”. Many people notice that they are passing more urine and that the swelling in their ankles is less even before they start dieting.

On the fourth day most people declare that they are feeling fine. They have usually lost two pounds or more, some say they feel a bit empty but hasten to explain that this does not amount to hunger. Some complain of a mild headache of which they have been forewarned and for which they have been given permission to take aspirin. During the second and third day of dieting – that is, the fifth and sixth day on the HCG Diet these minor complaints improve while the weight continues to drop at about double the usually overall average of almost one pound per day, so that a moderately severe case may by the fourth day of dieting have lost as much as 8- 10 lbs.  It is usually at this point that a difference appears between those people who have literally eaten to capacity during the first two days of being on the program and those who have not. The former feel remarkably well; they have no hunger, nor do they feel tempted when others eat normally at the same table. They feel lighter, more clear-headed and notice a desire to move quite contrary to their previous lethargy. Those who have disregarded the advice to eat to capacity continue to have minor discomforts and do not have the same euphoric sense of self-being until about a week later. It seems that their normal fat reserves require that much more time before they are fully stocked.

Water is the key on Graeme Jordan HCG Diet

 

Fluctuations in weight loss on HCG Diet:

After the fourth or fifth day of dieting the daily loss of weight begins to decrease to one pound or somewhat less per day, and there is a smaller urinary output. Men often continue to lose regularly at that rate, but women are more irregular in spite of faultless dieting. There may be no drop at all for two or three days and then a sudden loss which reestablishes the normal average. These fluctuations are entirely due to variations in the retention and elimination of water, which are more marked in women than in men. The weight registered by the scale is determined by two processes not necessarily synchronized under the influence of HCG.  Fat is being extracted from the cells, in which it is stored in the fatty tissue. When these cells are empty and therefore serve no purpose, the body breaks down the cellular structure and absorbs it, but breaking up of useless cells, connective tissue, blood vessels, etc., may lag behind the process of fat-extraction. When this happens the body appears to replace some of the extracted fat with water which is retained for this purpose. As water is heavier than fat the scales may show no loss of weight, although sufficient fat has actually been consumed to make up for the deficit in the 500-Calorie diet. When such tissue is finally broken down, the water is liberated and there is a sudden flood of urine and a marked loss of weight. This simple interpretation of what is really an extremely complex mechanism is the one we give those people who want to know why it is that on certain days they do not lose, though they have committed no dietary error. People, who have previously regularly used diuretics as a method of reducing, lose fat during the first two or three weeks of the program which shows in their measurements, but the scale may show little or no loss because they are replacing the normal water content of their body which has been dehydrated.  Also remember Diuretics should never be used for reducing.