The HCG diet is a very fast, easy way to lose weight without even really trying. Most diets are accompanied by moderate to extreme exercise regimens that truly dictate how much weight loss you experience. The HCG diet, on the other hand, consists of no exercise at all for the first several weeks. After completing the diet, exercise is only recommended as a tool that might be necessary to help maintain the weight loss you’ve already experienced. While the weight loss on the HCG diet seems effortless, nothing is as easy as it sounds. Here are a few HCG diet tips to help you on your way to a slimmer body:
The HCG diet protocol provides that very few calories are eaten each day. With only 500 calories to work with, it might seem difficult to make yourself feel full when you eat very small meals. One way to help you feel more full when you eat is to get more fiber. Fiber is digested slowly, and helps you feel full longer. Unlike simple carbs like white bread and white rice, which dissolves very quickly and leads to spikes in blood sugar levels, fiber and complex carbohydrates are digested much more slow and steady. They help keep the blood sugar at healthy levels, giving you all the energy you need and none of the hunger that you don’t.
Another tip along the same lines is to be sure you get adequate amounts of protein. It can be tempting to stick to vegetables on your diet since they contain far, far fewer calories than proteins and fats and thus result in being able to eat larger amounts overall. However, protein, like fiber, takes longer to digest and as such results in helping you feel full for longer periods of time. Not only that, but protein is extremely important for your health as it is the building material for your the cells in your body. Cells break down and die off every day, it’s a constant process, getting enough protein will ensure that your body has the necessary tools with which to build new cells to replace the old ones. The HCG diet protocol calls for 100g (3.5 0z) of protein as one serving. This can come from either beef, chicken or fish.
The first phase of the HCG diet is known as the loading phase. During phase 1, a dieter is to eat as much fatty foods as possible. While this might seem like a free-for-all, it really isn’t. The key here is to eat as much fat as possible, not just unhealthy foods. Don’t fill up on things like chips, cake, or cookies, but instead go for things that contain high amounts of fat like cheese and fried foods. Pizza and fried chicken are excellent sources of fat, as are cheeseburgers, nachos, etc. By all means, feel free to eat sweets if you want to, but always be cognizant of your ultimate goal on this phase of the HCG diet: fat loading. If you want something sweet, don’t look for things that are made of simple sugar and carbs like chocolate chip cookies, but go for ice cream or cheesecake.
There are several additional HCG diet tips you can find to help you along. These tips make the diet effective and prevent HCG diet side effects. Check out the HCG diet books to see what you can find. Also, the HCG diet forums you can find online are chock-full of good ideas direct from people who have either completed the diet or are in the