I am really really glad you are asking this question!
To me this decision is based mainly on the answer to one question that only you know the answer to:
Do you feel like you are mentally ready to change how you do the diet right now? Do you feel ready to really change and stick to it now? If not, then YES I think it’s very wise to quit now before more damage is done.
And also, please don’t feel guilty or bad or like a failure if you choose to abort this round early. Sometimes you are just not in the right mental head space to carry out this difficult diet and I think it’s the sign of maturity to acknowledge that about oneself and to humbly decide now is not the right time. Give yourself some time to become mentally ready again before you do your next round.
I had this happen my 2nd round of hCG, and looking back, I WISH I had aborted my round early as you are considering. I was not feeling well at all, the diet felt impossible, I was cheating a lot and eating a lot of “franken-food” like cookies made with fiber and sugar free sweeteners to trick my body into thinking I was still following the diet – all this lead to was getting more and more messed up mentally and afterwards I just freaked out and regained 15 lbs very quickly. At least at this point, when I started gaining it back quickly and I considered getting right back on hCG to lose it, my husband was the voice of wisdom and told me he thinks I should wait until I actually feel ready. He was so right.
I just let go, ate what I felt like, and did gain back a bit more weight, but finally about 9 weeks later after a disastrous round 2 ending, something changed in my brain – almost like an audible click one day, where I felt ready – this time I did my research and created a plan in advance for a successful round 3, and I was able to do REALLY well that time – all because I waited till I was mentally and emotionally ready and because I made a plan.
I am all for approaching things like this. Honestly, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months- this will fly by – and while of course we hate having to go through life day to day being overweight- ultimately, if doing that for a time means that we can then SUCCESSFULLY stick to this hard diet once we are truly ready, this is so worth it! I can’t even begin to imagine what would have happened if I’d foolishly gotten right back on hCG 2 weeks after getting off while I was still a total basket case.
I hope this helps- don’t feel bad, do what you need to do right now to get in the right headspace again, and if that takes you 2, 3, 4, even 6 months, so be it.
I have a set of posts to help ladies with the mental aspect of things in case it helps you: