During the HCG Diet, a round or cycle is considered a period of time anywhere from 21 days to 40 days taking HCG drops and following the HCG Diet protocol. Just after this second phase when the main part of the diet is complete, a three week maintenance phase to lock-in your metabolism back to an optimal state for health is recommended. Once this three weeks of maintenance is complete you must wait a minimum of 6 weeks before starting the diet again for “Round 2”. If you skip this important break and start the next cycle prematurely, you will see no further weight loss. The reason your weight loss success will start to decrease is that your body will become immune to the effects of the HCG hormone. Each time you take a break between rounds of HCG you will rejuvenate your body and keep it guessing, which is great for weight loss.

How long to wait between HCG diet rounds?

A very common question HCG dieters ask is “how long to wait between HCG diet rounds so I get the most effective weight loss?“. As mentioned there is a 6 week readjust time period right after a round of the diet. However, when you are doing multiple rounds your break must be lengthened each time. The total amount of excess fat you need to shed will determine how many cycles of rounds you should complete. People that are looking to lose more than 32 pounds are recommended to do at least a couple rounds of the HCG Drops. Follow the recommended wait times below when doing additional rounds of the diet.

Time Between HCG Diet Rounds

  • Between Rounds 1 and 2 – Wait at least 6 weeks
  • Between Rounds 2 and 3 – Wait at least 8 weeks
  • Between Rounds 3 and 4 – Wait at least 12 weeks
  • Between Rounds 4 and 5 – Wait at least 20 weeks
  • Between Rounds 5 and 6 – Wait at least 6 months

Is the second round just as effective?

Yes it is, however, with regard to subsequent rounds of the diet, keep in mind that the closer you get to your weight loss goal the tougher the pounds are to come off. That being said, HCG Warrior has had many people complete 3 and 4 rounds with weight loss from 80-100 pounds and some within 11 months!

Between Rounds Of The HCG Diet

Start eating healthy foods over the break between rounds. The worst thing you could do is go back to eating pizza and fries but the sad thing is that this 2 steps forward and 1 step back happens more often then it should. The dieter loses 33 pounds in 40 days and then puts 7 pounds back on over the 6 week break. This should not happen if you follow the diet properly and stay away from sugars and starches for those weeks in-between rounds. Lose the weight and stay focused during these middle phases and you will be so happy you did when you get to the end.


If you follow the waiting period between rounds listed here, your weight loss will be much higher on average than most. It is possible to shed more than 100 lbs safely using HCG drops and following this plan. If you do not follow the wait times between rounds, you will build up immunity of the HCG Hormone and it will not be effective on you anymore.