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7 Tips for Success on the HCG Diet

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7 Tips for Success on the HCG Diet

Sarah Yousuff

The HCG diet is one of the world’s most effective weight-loss solutions. It involves injections of the HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone, along with a low-calorie meal plan. Some HCG dieters have lost up to 1 pound per day.

If you have questions about the HCG diet or CoolSculpting in Charlotte, contact Evolve Medical Associates. We offer spa treatments, skincare services and body contouring. Call 704-935-5745 to schedule a consultation.

Until then, here are seven tips to make the HCG diet work for you:

  1. Create a Food Journal

A food journal will help you keep tabs on your daily diet patterns. Eventually, this can develop into a personalized meal plan. A food journal can also help you identify the times of the day when you have unhealthy cravings.

  1. Use Stevia

The HCG diet does not allow sugar. Many dieters decide to go “cold turkey” on sweeteners when they start; unfortunately, this can be prohibitively challenging. Sugar causes physiological effects that resemble addiction, but Stevia can satisfy your cravings without the guilt. Stevia is a natural sweetener that is allowed on the HCG diet.

  1. Keep Tabs on Your Weight Loss

Monitoring your weight loss progress can motivate you to stick with the HCG diet.

  1. Participate in Forums

Online resources are widely available to help HCG dieters. Not all the information is accurate, so ask your practitioner before you make sudden changes to your meal plan. However, the support of others who are facing the same challenges and overcoming them can help you maintain your resolve. These forums offer a wealth of information that can make the HCG diet seem less burdensome.

  1. Avoid Dodgy Products

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued warnings about unapproved – and potentially dangerous – HCG products. Some of these over-the-counter hormones may not be real, or they may not offer the results you expect.

It is especially important not to buy HCG products on the Internet because many of these venders are marketing fake goods. You should only start the HCG diet under the supervision of a medical professional.

  1. Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking plenty of water is essential for weight loss – particularly if you are on the HCG diet. You need to flush your system constantly to expel sugars, fats and certain toxins.

  1. Work with a Doctor

You should always visit a doctor before starting any diet. He or she can evaluate the risks and explain the potential effects. You may not be a good candidate for the HCG diet, or certain lifestyle changes could help you optimize the results.

If you are looking for a health-care professional who specializes in the HCG diet in Charlotte, contact Evolve Medical Associates. In addition to the HCG diet, we provide cosmetic treatments including Juvéderm, Restylane and Botox, as well as laser treatments and CoolSculpting. Our doctors use cutting-edge medical technology to help clients regain their youthful appearance. Call 704-935-5745 to schedule a consultation.

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