Boost Your HCG Shots with Infused Water

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We all know that along with your HCG shots, drinking water helps in shedding weight easier. Because of that, infused water has been a weight loss trend since 2014.

 

It’s not healthy to rely on vitamin water, weight loss teas and juices sold in the supermarket because most of them are packed with preservatives and sugar. Instead, make your own detox water to help your body flush out toxins and aid in weight loss. To add some extra oomph to your flavored water, we have gathered some recipes we are sure you can enjoy:

 

Kiwi

 

Kiwi is a good source of vitamin C. Every 100 grams of this fruit contains 154 percentage of vitamin C which is twice of that found in lemons and grapes. It is also a good source of dietary fiber which lowers the risk for cardiovascular diseases. It also helps in the digestion of proteins in the body for better bowel movement.

 

Ingredients:

3-4 ripe kiwis, sliced and peeled

8 cups of distilled water

 

Add the sliced kiwis in a clear water bottle. Add the distilled water. You can also put it in the fridge if you plan to drink it after your workout.

 

Pineapple and ginger

 

Pineapple is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as copper, potassium, manganese, calcium and vitamin C, among many others. It is a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which helps you in preventing digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. Meanwhile, ginger calms the digestive system by eliminating excess gas and soothes the intestinal tract.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh pineapple

1 inch piece ginger, thinly sliced

8 cups of distilled water

 

Add the pineapple and ginger in a clear watter bottle. Pour the water up to the brim and refrigerate until cold.

 

Cucumber and lavender

 

Cucumber keeps you hydrated and helps in flushing out toxins in your body. It is packed with vitamins A, B, and C which boosts your immune system. It is also beneficial to those who are suffering from diabetes because cucumber contains a hormone needed by the body for insulin production. Meanwhile, lavender decreases bloating and poor digestion. It also contains phytonutrients which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

 

Ingredients:

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

2 sprigs of fresh lavender

8 cups filtered water

 

Add the cucumber and fresh lavender in your water bottle. Pour the water and refrigerate it before serving.

 

Watermelon and mint

 

Watermelon is 92% water so it’s effective in keeping your body hydrated. The high water content of this fruit is what keeps you feeling full when you eat them. Water and fiber you get from this fruit means that you can eat it as much without worrying about the calories. On the other hand, mint stimulates your digestive system which helps in the breakdown and absorption of food and transforms fat into energy.

 

Ingredients:

7 watermelon cubes

5 cucumber slices

2 sprigs of mint

 

Place the watermelon, cucumber and mint in jar. Fill it with a cup of filtered water. Let it sit in the fridge overnight for more flavor.

 

Try these recipes along with you HCG shots for a healthier and more effective weight loss. Enjoy!

 

How Eating Healthy Can Make Your HCG Shots Work More Effectively

How Avoiding Sugar can Make You Healthier

Taking your HCG shots can help you lose more weight along with a healthy diet. Eating healthy can also help you shed weight the healthier way, here are more benefits your body will reap from a healthy diet:

 

You’ll have healthy gums and teeth

 

Sugar is bad for you–especially for your teeth. Cutting down the sugar and other sweets help prevent you from developing gingivitis and cavities. But you can still satisfy your sweet tooth by eating food which are rich in natural sweeteners such as fruits and dark chocolate.

 

You’ll feel more energized

 

We always put the blame on not getting proper nightly sleep whenever we feel exhausted in the morning. When we feel tired, we make up for the lacking energy by munching on starchy and sugary foods such as candies and energy bars. What we don’t know is that our breakfast also contributes a lot in fulfilling our daily energy needs.

 

Kickstart your day by including proteins, whole grains and healthy fat in your breakfast. That way, you’ll be less tempted to grab a bar of chocolate at the convenience store on your way to work.

 

You’ll be able to prevent the risk of getting heart diseases

 

Research show that overloading your body with sugar can increase your blood pressure, triglycerides levels and inflammation in the body which can all lead to cardiovascular disease. Large amounts of sugar in the body our high density lipoprotein levels which is responsible for carrying fat through the bloodstream.

 

You’ll feel fuller

 

A well balanced diet provides your body with sufficient supply of carbs, fat, protein and vitamins you need for the day. The nutrients and vitamins which come from a healthy diet help you feel fuller and will keep you from overeating. Each meal packed with vitamins and minerals can help you feel fuller without the need for reaching out for an extra serving.

 

You’ll digest food better

 

Sugar does not fully diest. This means that before it reaches the large intestine, the sugar in your system has already fermented and caused gas, cramps and painful bloating in your body.

 

You’ll improve your body’s metabolism

 

Eating sufficient amounts of healthy food help your body break down vitamins and minerals for the body to absorb in faster.

 

You’ll get a flatter tummy

 

Eating too much sugar contributes to obesity. Researchers prove that people who load up on sugar tend to weigh more than those who consume it in healthier amounts.

Balanced meals provide your body with nutrients and energy it needs daily. So go ahead and stack on you protein, fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to take your HCG shots regularly and reinforce it with a healthy diet. Happy eating!

How to keep yourself fit

Shedding off the weight is easy, it’s keeping yourself fit that is challenging. Just because you are losing weight using hcg shots , it doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep a balanced diet and a healthy routine. Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself fit:

Eat your breakfast 

Whoever said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day knew what they were saying. Morning meals packed with fiber and low in fat promote weight loss and prevent heart diseases and diabetes.

Keep yourself hydrated 

You are less likely to drink soda and tea when you have a bottle of water handy. Drink a big glass of water upon waking up in the morning, and keep a bottle with you during the rest of the day. Water helps in proper digestion, regulates body temperature, acts as carrier of nutrients throughout the body, keeps blood pressure in check and lubricates the joints and cushions various organs in the body.

Get enough sleep 

 How to keep yourself healthy

When we sleep, our body repairs heart and blood vessels. It also helps balance hormones and plays a vital role in growth and development. Try to get a schedule which lets you sleep during the night by going to bed before 11 p.m. You are more likely to be willing to get up early in the morning to do your morning jog if you have gotten enough sleep the night before. Doing so will help you focus and concentrate more during the day.

 

Reward yourself 

 

After finishing your hardcore workout, give yourself a treat by going to the spa, or getting your nails done in the salon. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub once a week, and use cold water to avoid drying your skin out. Moisturize well after your bath and make exercise and a healthy diet your priority so it becomes a habit.

Have healthy snacks ready 

Munching on healthy snacks will help curb your cravings for junk food. A healthy meal provides the body with vital nutrients which keeps the body functioning properly. Eating healthy snacks regularly helps manage your blood sugar levels.

Don’t beat yourself up 

You’re only human, remember that. Healthy people are those who have found their balance, not those who managed to stick to their diet programs to the letter. If you found yourself munching on a bar of chocolate after a bad day, let your senses enjoy the sweet taste. If you’re worried on the added carbs, you can always lose it after exercising.  Don’t think about how you could have handled the situation and wallow your misery until you get enough sugar in your system to lift up your mood.

Keeping a balance between sweating the extra weight off  (literally!) and rewarding yourself gets you more motivated in achieving your ideal weight. Hold onto a positive outlook to help yourself push through the tough workouts and diets. Good luck and keep smiling!

Choosing a Workout Buddy for You

Choosing a Workout Buddy for You

One way to make your hcg diet more effective is to fortify it adequate exercise. But then again, working out can be pretty tiresome and let’s face it, it’s more challenging to be consistent with your schedules and dieting. One way to solve this is to have a workout buddy to motivate you. But how can you choose a workout buddy which can really motivate you in losing weight, and not succumbing to constant cheat days?

Be polite

It’s a general rule is to be polite to people, all the more to those who you can benefit from. They will motivate you, even pick you up when you feel like giving up on your daily exercise. The least you can do to return their kindness is to be polite with them. Respect their time, and thank them for their efforts.

Share similar goals

If you want your teamwork to work out well, make sure that you and your partner share the same goals. It’s important that your workout buddy is dedicated and consistent, because they will be the ones who who will motivate you and push you through your cravings, the ‘i-don’t-care-i-give-up’ phases and the ‘is-it-not-enough’ phase. Look for someone who will not cave in when you feel like being lazy, and who will instead motivate you to hit the gym, or put down that soda.

Be generous

No one likes a selfish teammate. One way to make your teamwork–partnership, however you want to put it–is that you share what you have. Sharing your fitness knowledge with a gym buddy is more rewarding rather than keeping what you know to yourself. You can trade tips and share new workouts you have discovered. Chances are, he or she will be as generous as you and will be more than willing to accompany you the next time you invite him/her for another round of workouts.

Be understanding

Be honest, there are some days you just don’t want to get up early and hit the gym, or there are times you want to pig out on that burger at your favorite fast food. There are also times when you feel like you may have done too much workout the previous day, and that you can’t bear to even walk. The same thing is true to your workout buddy. It’s easy to tell when the other person is lying. So when you feel like there is a hint of truth when your buddy says “My muscles hurts today.” or “I feel like my legs are gonna give out on me”, don’t be pushy and “motivate” them to hit the gym with you today. Chances are, you would want the same level of understanding from your partner the next time your legs feel numb from yesterday’s treadmill session.

A gym partner is another friend who you share the same goals with–to get fit. While it’s not bad to be enthusiastic and driven, we have to understand that the body gets tired and there are some days you just don’t feel like doing it. Treat your buddy as if you would treat your friend because chances are, they will be more willing to help you if they don’t feel burdened when they are with you.

 

Role of Fiber in Weight Loss

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In our goal to achieve significant weight loss, it is important to understand how fiber affects our diet plans. Such understanding is essential to make our hcg injections work more effectively. We hear our doctors constantly remind us how important it is to include fiber rich foods in our diet, especially if our goal is to shed some of our body’s excess weight. A reminder we do not take seriously. And if we do, the effort starts and stops with sipping a can of pineapple juice. But really, what is the role of fiber in effective weight loss programs such as hcg injections?

Basically, there are two types of fiber: soluble, which dissolves in water, and insoluble, which does not. Soluble fiber helps lower our body’s cholesterol levels. 30 grams of fiber intake can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure and improve the body’s response to insulin.

High fiber food tend to contain low calories. Women aged 50 and below are required to take 25 grams of fiber everyday, while those aged 51 and older are supposed to intake 21 grams of fiber on a daily basis. Men, on the other hand, are supposed to have more fiber intake as those aged 50 and younger are required to take 38 grams of fiber everyday, while those who are aged 51 and over are supposed to have lesser fiber intake of 30 grams everyday.

So does fiber help in effectively losing weight?

Shedding begins from the digestive system, how the body absorbs nutrients and how it excretes waste. Fiber normalizes our body’s bowel movement which decreases the possibility being constipated. It also helps prevents the development of colorectal cancer, which is an abnormal growth of cells which can spread to other parts of the body.

If the body’s bowel movement works as it should be, our body avoids the risk of developing hemorrhoids. It lowers cholesterol level and controls our body’s blood sugar level which reduces the risk of developing heart diseases, as well as type 2 diabetes. High fiber foods are more filling in the stomach which lessens our food intake. It also has fewer calories which is helpful in weight loss.

The busy and demanding careers of people nowadays have left us resorting to take outs for dinner and instant meals for the rest of the day, we simply cannot eat healthy meals three times a day, no matter how much we want to. And so, we substitute the nutrients we lack which we are supposed to get from healthy and hearty meals with vitamins and other food supplements. But Dr. Frank Hu, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health stresses the importance of adequate fiber intake. For him,  it is best to get fiber from actual food, and not from food supplements.

Sources of natural fiber comes from everyday food that we can buy in the grocery store on our way home from work such as wheat oats, vegetables, fruits such as banana, legumes such as nuts and seeds, whole grains, and beans.

Fiber works best when it can absorb water. HIgh amount of water can help in making the stool soft and bulky. Be careful in your fiber intake, though. Adding too much fiber in the diet quickly can promote intestinal gas, abdominal bloating and cramping. So in order to balance out the fiber in our body, drink plenty of water.