What Food Will You Eat On The HCG Diet?
The foods that are allowed on the HCG diet are lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Sugars, starches, and oils are not allowed. By getting rid of these 3 items, your body will start to lose weight with the help of the HCG drops. The foods allowed on the HCG diet help your body metabolize them quickly, allowing for a greater weight loss. Anytime that something is eaten or used that is not allowed on the diet, people can experience a stall in their weight loss or even possibly a gain. When doing the HCG diet, it’s always best to be completely committed to the diet and your health.
The best thing for your body is the food listed on the protocol. Even once you enter maintenance, and of course after the diet is all done, it’s best to stick with a similar way of eating. You don’t have to starve yourself, and we would never recommend that you eat only 500 calories per day without HCG in your system.
To maintain your weight loss long term, we would recommend a diet rich in lean proteins, raw fruits, and raw vegetables. Even when using diet products such as diet sodas, our body can still gain weight, so it’s best to steer clear of diet products after the diet is over. It also would be a good idea to introduce a workout routine into your daily life. It doesn’t need to be a strenuous workout daily, but a nice 30-60 minute workout 3-5 times per week would be ideal.
When on the HCG diet, you can take the HCG for a minimum of 21 days up to 40 days. The minimum of 21 days is how long it takes for your hypothalamus to be reset. By resetting your hypothalamus, your body will continue to burn calories at your new lower rate, which is typically faster than what it was when a person was overweight.
It’s not recommended to go over the 40 day mark taking the drops if you have an additional 10 or more pounds to lose, but you can go up to 60 days with the drops if at the end of the 40 days you have only 10 or less pounds to reach your weight loss goal. The reason for this is because the body can become immune to HCG. If a body is immune to HCG, the body can go into starvation mode, which will make a person weak and very tired. Needless to say that your body won’t release any stored fat while on starvation mode. It’s always best to take a break, following the outlined maintenance guidelines, to ensure that you don’t become immune. This also ensures that your weight loss will continue at a good pace if you choose to the HCG diet again. If you have more than 40-60 lbs to lose, you may have to do multiple rounds of HCG, which is very common. However, make sure you are following maintenance for best results.
When looking to do the HCG diet, make sure you plan ahead. Try doing the diet when you don’t have any vacations or parties coming up in the near future. The more you can dedicate yourself to the diet itself, the better off you will be long term.