I've talked about the importance of water before, but I just can't say it enough.
Water is the #1 nutrient your body needs. ESPECIALLY when you're dieting. Often, dieters will restrict fluid intakes in the false belief that it will prevent water retention, or that they will lose more weight by not drinking.
Nonsense. Dangerous nonsense, in fact.
Water retention occurs when fluid intake is restricted. The best way to lose water weight is, ironically, to drink more water. While on the HCG protocol, drink a gallon or two a day. It's best to sip on it throughout the day, rather than try to guzzle it - it gives your body time to absorb it. The more you drink, the easier time your kidneys will have, and the more toxins your body will be able to release.
If you're stalled on your weight loss, take a hard look at your water intake. Are you drinking enough?