Although the HCG diet has been around for more than fifty years and is widely considered to be very safe for most people with no nasty side effects and long term health problems, there are a few things you should take into consideration while following the HCG diet protocol.
The HCG diet is very restrictive and it is extremely important that you take the time to completely understand exactly how the diet works before making a commitment to starting it. By following the HCG diet guidelines to the letter, you will maximize your chances of achieving success, but if you cut corners and cheat, you are unlikely to meet your weight loss expectations.
How can I follow the HCG diet safely?
Before starting the HCG diet protocol, always check with your physician that there are no underlying health problems preventing you from embarking on a weight loss program. This is especially true if you are currently taking prescription medication for any reason whatsoever.
Read the Dr. Simeons book “Pounds and Inches” to help you fully understand exactly how the HCG diet works. Knowledge is power and once you truly understand how HCG can help you lose weight, you can make it work to your advantage.
Stick to the diet like glue—deviation from the strict diet of “allowed” foods will hamper your chances of achieving your weight loss potential. Altering the food servings will also have the same effect.
Drink enough water during the day. Not only will keeping hydrated help you detoxify your body by flushing out sugars, oils, fats, etc. drinking plenty of water also acts as a good appetite suppressant.
Enlist the help of friends and family to keep you motivated during your HCG diet.
And lastly, stay positive! Believe in the power of the HCG diet and, more importantly, believe in yourself!