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01-26-2013, 09:37 PM
Before rounds. How long should one wait before round 1 and round 2? Thnaks :)

01-26-2013, 09:55 PM
Have you read Dr. Simeons paper "Pounds and Inches" Lepitman? (http://www.yourhcg.com/poundsandinches.pdf). The wait time between rounds one and two is 6 weeks. (then 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 20 weeks and 6 months between each successive round).

01-26-2013, 10:33 PM
Thanks!! :) Thats what I thought I read :)

01-27-2013, 12:00 PM
The waiting time is divided equally between Phase 3 and Phase 4.

01-30-2013, 10:51 PM
According to doctor's prescription, usually the gape between first round and second round should be at least 6 weeks. Then between round 2 and 3, you must wait at least 8 week. So in each successive round, make an increase of 2 weeks like between round 1 and 2, 6 weeks, round 2 and 3, 8 weeks, for visible effects on your body.

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01-31-2013, 12:04 PM
Actually the wait time does not increment by 2 weeks consistently. By the third round the wait time is 12 weeks, the fourth round 20 weeks and for the fifth round 6 months.

Tiffany Reynolds Volkman
03-26-2013, 11:21 AM
So how long between rounds 6 & 7? Would it be 8 months? If so, is that 4 months before I can have a starch? And is stabilizing and waiting so long as important if another round is planned?

I wish I could be one of those ppl that are just naturally thin! (Like my hubby) I'm tired of the constant food and weight focus. I food journal, weight journal, weigh everything...but without that I know what would happen. Oh well, everyone has their lot in life...

Thanks :)

03-26-2013, 11:40 AM
Honestly, I have no idea. Dr. Simeons has not provided for a 7th round. I would guess the wait is 9 month total 4 1/2 months on Phase 3 4 1/2 months on Phase 4.

03-26-2013, 12:03 PM
Per Pounds & Inches, the interval in weeks between rounds increases like this:
2 weeks (from 6 to 8 weeks)
4 weeks (from 8 to 12 weeks)
8 weeks (from 12 to 20 weeks)
8 weeks (from 20 to 28 weeks)

So I would think that the next interval would be another 8 weeks, or 8 months (if the pattern holds), or if we speculate that he possibly intended the interval to go up another notch, then add 12 weeks or 9 months, and then again the same again (9 months) for the wait between 7th and 8th rounds.

That's my GUESSwork.

Tiffany Reynolds Volkman
03-26-2013, 12:07 PM
Interesting....that sounds painful :( but thank you both for the info.

03-26-2013, 12:11 PM
I have heard that some folks who have done many many rounds don't split their interval time equally between P3 and P4 - that they, in the course of several rounds find the "sweet spot" for their individual bodies for stabilization. For one, in a long interval, may need 8 weeks of P3, while another may need to only do P3, never venturing into P4 at all.

Tiffany Reynolds Volkman
03-26-2013, 01:00 PM
Thank you, that may be the best option for me. I do well up to introducing sugar and then it's all down hill.

03-26-2013, 02:27 PM
If that is the case Tiffany, for maintenance and "life" phase, you might look into something call the "Paleo" diet. It is primarily meats and veggies, some fruit and a very limited amount of natural sugars (like honey and maple syrup) - somewhat like a slightly expanded P3. It's not something that I have personal experience with, but I have chatted with other HCG alumni who find that carbohydrates continue to be a stumbling block for them and that this type of diet can hold their stabilization at their LDW.

Tiffany Reynolds Volkman
03-26-2013, 04:34 PM
I will definitely give it a try! Thanks for the assistance! :)