The Planned Break

Stop
taking HCG 3 days prior to the Planned Break.

Complete
20 effective (HCG plus low calorie) days in a row either before or after the break.

Eat
healthy and keep processed or added sugars and starches to a minimum (but you do
not have to completely avoid them).

Drink
hard alcohol vs. wine, beer or sugary drinks due to the low carb recommendation.

Resume
HCG in conjunction with the Low Calorie Diet after the break (which should not
be longer than one week); no gorge days!

You
may gain a few pounds, but should lose them relatively quickly upon resuming
the protocol.

For example,
if you would really like to lose 10 – 20 pounds before you go on a cruise in a
month, you could start the protocol with the plan to stop taking HCG three days
prior to leaving for the cruise. On the cruise, you would attempt to keep carbs
to a minimum (not completely avoid, but attempt to minimize these selections)
while enjoying all the meat, fats, fruits, vegetables and hard alcohol that
makes your trip enjoyable.Obviously,
this is not the same as a gorge, but a comfortable level of intake.

Upon your
return, you would immediately return to HCG with the Very Low Calorie Diet.Typically, you would lose any weight gained
on the trip within 3 – 7 days and resume losing to complete the round.

This is a
significantly better plan than finishing up a round right before a cruise or
other event and being on the first three weeks of maintenance when NO sugars
and NO starches are allowed.Under this
scenario, any weight gained may not come off so quickly since you can’t resume
the HCG Diet until the six weeks of maintenance has passed.

NOTE:This is not recommended if you just have one
meal (a wedding) or one day (Thanksgiving Day) that you are going to eat “off
protocol”.For these situations, it is
better to just take the “hit” of gaining a couple pounds and resuming the diet
the next day.