Almost everyone at some point in their life will gain weight. There are so many diets to choose from and meal plans to navigate through. Weight loss is more than just calories consumed. You also want to make sure you lose fat and not muscle, as you will pack the pounds back on rapidly if you lose muscle. This is where the HCG diet comes in.
What is HCG Anyway?
HCG is a hormone that is normally associated with pregnant females. However, in minute amounts HCG reduces your appetite and helps with food cravings which helps a person lose body fat (not muscle) and lose weight, to put it simply.
With the HCG diet, a person can lose 10-20 lbs in 21 days. As you are mainly losing fat, the weight that you lose, stays off. Although the HCG diet is designed to be easy, it can be somewhat challenging without proper guidance. The following tips can help you successfully complete the HCG Program.
#1 - Plan For Structured Weight Loss
We all know Orlando is full of great places to eat. One of the most important things to do on the HCG diet is to plan the meals of the week ahead of time. The grocery list for the diet is fairly simple and reasonably priced. The main part of the diet (Phase 2) is the most important phase of the diet to plan your meals out as weight loss occurs during this phase. Planning your meals will save you time and make the diet much easier to complete.
#2 - Cook For Multiple Days
You should also cook for more than just one day whenever possible. Most of the HCG diet recipes are for just one or two servings, and since the portion sizes are smaller, they can be easily increased to four to five servings or more. Since the meals are fairly consistent, it is easy to prepare for multiple meals.
#3 - Try The HCG Diet with a Friend
Staying motivated by yourself can be difficult, no matter what weight loss program you choose unless you happen to be a self-starter, so it can be very helpful to try the diet with a friend. Having a friend with you through the diet can help keep you accountable, and you'll be much more likely to succeed if you have support. Having a friend or family member available to keep you motivated and positive through any difficult parts of the diet can be very beneficial.
#4 - Drink More Water on the HCG Diet
Staying hydrated is an essential part of the diet as the mobilized fat is excreted in urine. If a person is not drinking enough water, the weight loss can suffer. Drinking a lot of water on the HCG diet is one of the best ways to make the diet easier for you. Drinking water regularly will help you stay full throughout the day and avoid cheating as well. You should stick to drinking about 2-3 liters of water per day.
#5 - Eat Healthy to Maximize Weightloss
This is the perfect time to develop healthy eating habits. It takes three to six weeks to change any habit and this diet is the perfect time to do so. In Phase 2 of the diet plan, you do not need to count calories but since you will be weighing your food, the HCG diet teaches you about portion control and you will actually be amazed at how little you have to eat to feel full and satisfied!
#6 - Learn the HCG Protocol
Take the time to learn the HCG diet protocol before starting the diet. At Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa, we will provide you with the full protocol. At Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa, we will give you the grocery list and the meal plan to make losing weight easy.
At Beautiful Orlando, we're here to help you succeed. We will provide all the support as well as weekly check-ins to make sure your HCG journey is as successful as possible. Dr. Sabharwal has been helping many patients in the Orlando, FL area with weight loss via the HCG diet. Let us help you achieve your weight loss goals today!