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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Diet Plan

Now that you are thinking to start a diet plan, you need to ask yourself a few questions in order to have successful results. Not only that these will help you determine the right plan for you, these will also help you know if you’re ready to start today. Take a look:

Does the diet plan have proven results and nutritional value?

Should you expect massive weight loss at a reasonable pounds per week or does it have a promising quick result? Know how your body will react with the diet plan that you eyeing to start because not all plans are suitable for everyone. And while you can research for the best diet plan for you and your body, it’s also ideal to consult an expert or even your doctor especially if you have allergies, illness and alike.

Do the foods required in the plan sounds appealing for you?

When looking for the foods or meal plans for your diet program, ask yourself if your tastebuds can work on it in the long run. If you’re a picky eater, will you sustain taking enough servings of fruits and veggies? Can you stick to your morning shake or even see yourself finishing that bowl of salad during lunch? Better if you can discover healthy meal plans that will also make your tastebuds happy!

Will the plan suit your busy lifestyle?

Being a busy person means having a limited time to do your daily routines. So it’s important to evaluate if you can add extra time for exercise and meal preparation. Asses if you can stick to the diet plan which means having to juggle work, personal time and everything in between.

Can you give time for exercising or working out?

Same with cooking and buying the allowed food for your chosen diet, you should also give time for working out to see quicker result. However, there are diet plans such as HCG Injections that doesn’t really require workouts unless you want to have a good stretch or cardio activities.

Does it have a specific beginning and end point?

If there is a beginning, do you have any idea on how to know when to start? And if there is an end point, do you have a strategy that will allow you to have a lifelong good result? Definitely, your diet should be as proper as possible so that you can keep yourself healthy in the long run.

Hopefully, these questions help you understand your chosen diet plan better. Are you ready to start a healthier lifestyle? Best of luck!

 

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Things That You Must Always Have While On HCG Diet

When you’re on a diet, it doesn’t stop in working out in the gym or choosing healthy food selections in the grocery store. Because when your on a diet, you should carry a mindset that you’re in a diet everywhere you go. That’s why you need to take note the things that you should carry all day most especially when you are taking HCG Injections.

Water

The first and the most important thing that you must have in your bag is water. Water is an important in our body functions and processes, including digestion and elimination. Same as while having a diet, having a water on-hand can help to decrease the feeling of craving as water can help you to feel full, resulting it for you to eat less.

Go-To-Snack

When you’re in the middle of the meeting or class, sometimes you tend to feel little bit hungry. That’s why you need to carry a healthy on-the-go snack to help satisfy your cravings. This also helps you from being tempted in taking food that is prohibited in your diet. It can be an egg with milk, apple with milk or any snack that contain healthy carbs.

Handy Work Out Tools

As gyms will not always be accessible, doing a 10-minute workout during your break at work or school can help you in your fitness goals. And this is best done with handy workout tools such as jumping rope, dumbbells, or even a workout videos in your smartphone. See? You can do workouts everywhere.

Workout Essentials

Of course when you do workouts, you end up being sweaty, smelly, and feeling uncomfortable. This is why you need to carry workout clothes, towels, rubber shoes, and other workout essentials. You can keep them in your car, office station, or school locker. It’s better to be always ready!

Food Tracker / Water Tracker

Of course, wherever you go, you need to track the foods and the water you take. You need to monitor if you already consumed that right amount of carbs, protein or food based on your diet. Diet or water tracker can help you to remain focused, and at the same time, stay on track of your diet.

Always remember to carry these items with you everyday for a successful fitness journey. Good luck!

 

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You & Your Diet Buddy: Fun Activities That Actually Work

Diets in general are difficult to get into. They require adjustments, discipline, and a strong will in order to fully commit. For this reason, it is great to have a diet buddy to fall back on. You can offer each other a support system for when the going gets tough during your dieting and weight loss process. In some ways, your relationship with your diet buddy is on a different level from your best friend, for they are the ones that will push and motivate you to pursue your weight loss goal with minimal sugar coating and filters, which we sometimes need to encourage us when we’re thinking of giving up.

Having a diet buddy also gives you an opportunity to have someone with you to make your weight loss journey much more bearable, and can even help you become more effective in dieting. Below are some ways you and your diet buddy can help each other in achieving your fitness goals.

Plan Your Meals Together

Oftentimes, when you don’t plan your meals in advance, you’re bound to get hungry. And with no plan in mind, you’ll be more likely to look for any food to eat, breaking your diet in the process. Planning meals in advance helps prevent this by making sure you have something to eat or have something planned based on your schedule. Planning this with your diet buddy is also great because you have someone looking out for you for when you are hungry and in need of something that still adheres to your diet and vice versa. You can even prepare easy to make meals together. Also, it helps for deciding what to eat after a workout session with your buddy because at least you both know where to go because you’re both dieting. One doesn’t need to adjust too much for the other.

Make Time For Exercise Routines Together

Your diet buddy doesn’t necessarily have to be someone near you, for even if they are, you would most likely still have conflicting schedules. That is why it’s best if you both dedicate at least one day of your week to having a pair workout session so you can motivate each other. From a technical perspective, you can also watch each other’s forms and posture to see if the both of you are getting the most effective workout session possible. It doesn’t have to stop with the gym as well. You can have scheduled biking sessions, basketball practices, yoga lessons, crossfit appointments, etc.

Take Similar Diet Plans Together

Of course, this all depends on what is necessary for their goals or what is recommended by their doctor, so this may not always be possible. But having a diet buddy with a similar diet plan can be great because you would have an idea on each other’s plans which can lead to sharing tips on how you can make the most out of your routines. Whether you’re both going for rigorous workout plans or are both taking HCG shots, having someone know exactly what you’re going through can lessen the load of having to learn an overview of a different diet plan for the other’s sake.

Spend Quality Time Together

Your relationship with your diet buddy doesn’t have to be completely pragmatic, after all, they are the ones that will be with you every step of the way in your weight loss journey. So why not lessen the awkwardness and spend time with them outside of your dieting plan? Watch movies together, go shopping together, or just confide with each other about your problems and struggles, diet-related or not. You’d be amazed at how a bit more camaraderie and friendship can lead to better partnerships and more effective achievement of goals.

Having a diet buddy doesn’t magically make you lose your weight. Of course, you still have to exert effort yourself, control your eating, take your HCG shots, and exercise the excess fat away on your own. Having said that, a diet buddy can do wonders to increase your effectiveness and boost your morale. So why not invite a friend over you can trust to be your diet buddy? Or use this as a chance to make new friends? As they say, no man is an island, so while independence is important in one’s weight loss journey, it’s not too bad to have someone walking that same journey with you.

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Tips on Making Each Phase of Your HCG Diet More Fun and Productive

For a lot of people, starting a diet is a difficult process. One must prepare themselves physically and mentally for some lifestyle changes in order to start their journey to a healthier lifestyle, which means giving up a few of our old habits. An HCG diet is no different. HCG injections are just part of the process, for one must also limit their calorie intake during the key phases of the HCG diet in order for it to be more effective.

With that being said, an HCG diet doesn’t have to be all blue and miserable. Any diet, really, can still be a fun and productive experience. Sure, we must enforce a strict regimen in order to achieve our fitness goals, but through the tips listed below, you can make each of the four phases of your HCG diet much more bearable as you get that amazing body you’ve been working for.

Phase 1

The first phase, also called the loading phase, is characterized by the heightened consumption of calorie-rich foods in order to form up fat stores.

Eat while you can but avoid overeating too much

For this phase, our tip is to simply enjoy eating these food items. This is, after all, the time for you to eat high-calorie food for the next phases would heavily limit consumption of these items. With that being said, make sure you’re not just consuming food without care and binging as much as possible. Take into consideration how you’ll be more successful during the next stages of your HCG diet. Also, just because you can consume many calories in this phase doesn’t mean you have to overdo it to unhealthy levels.

Phase 2

The second phase is considered to be the hardest of all the programs for this is the time you will be taking your HCG injections. This is also when your calorie intake is limited, and while HCG can help with the urge to eat too much food, applying a sudden restriction after the initial phase can be a difficult process to transition into.

Keep yourself busy

While hunger is definitely a natural response of the body saying that we need to eat, sometimes hunger can come out due to boredom. Surely, we’ve all experienced lounging around with nothing to do, going to the fridge to look for food and seeing nothing of interest, closing the fridge, then repeating until we finally cave in and eat whatever is in the fridge. In some cases, we aren’t even hungry at all but just bored. In order to avoid this from impeding on your diet, try keeping yourself busy. Read books, write some songs, take a walk outside, learn how to crochet, pick up fun hobbies, anything that can keep your mind preoccupied and away from food.

Avoid stress and negative emotions

Another reason for our sudden onset of hunger and overeating is due to stress. Whether it’s from work or from school, once faced with a highly stressful situation, we overeat to relieve it. This is bad for any diet of course, but managing stress is easier said than done. Ultimately, we recommend determining and then avoiding anything that may cause you severe stress and trigger your overeating tendencies. It also helps to approach any stressful situation with a clear mind instead of breaking down and panicking. If stress cannot be avoided, take a page from the previous tip and look for other healthier ways to deal with it aside from indulging on food.

Phase Three

The third phase is called the stabilization stage for this is the time you won’t be needing your HCG injections anymore. Still, the key part of this is watching your weight and consuming a specific diet as recommended by your doctor.

Look at the bright side of your weight

Since this is a key factor in the third phase, it could go either way. You could be happy and proud about losing 5 pounds in a week, or you could be disappointed if you barely lost a pound. It is fine to be upset about the latter development, but you must realize that losing weight is a long process that takes time and effort. Even if you did not lose much this week, you may lose some more next week. Keep an optimistic attitude and don’t focus on the negative. Rather than say, “I’m sad I didn’t lose much weight,” say “I’m proud that I lost even a little bit of weight this week!” with earnest. Your achievements, no matter how small, are stepping stones that can bring you further to your goals.

Phase Four

The final phase is called the maintenance phase for it is the stage where you maintain your current weight through a healthy diet and exercise.

Research on fun ways to exercise

Exercising doesn’t have to be restricted to going to the gym and lifting weights. While you can still do that, why not make your exercise more fun and enjoyable by looking into different fitness activities? You can try fun and rigorous sports such as wall climbing, biking, etc. Or you could even try joining your local Zumba club so you can get all of that exercise while dancing and hanging out with your new-found friends afterwards. Having an enjoyable and effective outlet in maintaining your weight can be a great way to motivate yourself during this final phase.

Each phase of the HCG diet has its miserable moments as much as it has its fun moments. Sometimes we sulk in the corner during the second phase as we continue craving for desserts and junk food and other unhealthy food, or we sometimes feel miserable at having to go to the gym to maintain that body during the final phase. But why focus on the negative? At the end of the day, our diets are what we make of it, so making sure we have healthy outlets we can use when the going gets tough in our diets is effective in keeping us motivated and happy on our journey towards physical fitness.

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Gaining the Confidence in Healthy Living Through HCG Injections

Taking HCG injections doesn’t just let you achieve your desired body but also gives you a chance to switch to a healthy lifestyle. By staying disciplined, it let’s your body adapt to a better diet and eventually get used to it even without taking the HCG diet procedures. In this article, we provided ways on how to find the confidence on switching to a healthy life.

Find Your Fitness Buddy
Having someone with goals the same as you can encourage you to achieve your goal better. Work out together, buy your healthy food together, plan your meals together, have an activity together and so on. When you are feeling a little lazy to exercise, your buddy will motivate you to do better and even push you beyond your limits.

Be Your Own Inspiration
Having confidence always starts on believing in yourself. It’s okay to look up to others for fitspiration but you should achieve your fitness goals not for them but for yourself. Be your own inspiration, be inspired by your own accomplishments (even just eating healthy food in a day).

Small Success Always Matters
You lose just a pound in a week? Don’t get upset when you did all your best but did not get your target goal. Those small success, if put together can have a huge difference. Always remember that it doesn’t matter how small or big your fitness accomplishments are, what matters is your progress.

Don’t Rush Yourself
Don’t target an impossible goal such as losing 50 pounds for a month. Sometimes, rushing may lead to disappointing yourself which can make you lose your confidence. Set short and achievable goals. Once you reach this, you’re more likely to gain the confidence that will help you prepare for your long term goals.

Compliment Yourself
Aside from being your own inspiration, complimenting yourself can lift you up and further boost your confidence. If you accomplished your meal plan, did your workout, and reached your goal, always tell yourself. “I did it! Good job, self!”

Finding the confidence in achieving your health goals comes in sticking to your principles, helping others and facing the challenges with your head up high. Stay disciplined and always believe in yourself. Good luck!