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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!

 

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Surprising Activities That Can Burn Calories While Taking Your HCG Injections

Sometimes being too busy doing work or studies can make you skip your workout routine and weight loss plan. But did you know that there are surprisingly other ways that may help you burn large amount of calories even when you are not aware of it? In this article, we listed a daily calorie burning activity that can have an additional help while taking your HCG Injections. Read on.

Laughing
This calorie burning activity is called “mini aerobic workout.” According to one study, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes burns between 10 and 40 calories. Laughing can cause the heart to beat faster and as the heart rate rises, your metabolism increases which helps in burning calories.

Singing
If you’re into karaoke nights, well, you’re maybe not aware that you can burn up to a hundred calories in an hour. It is much recommended if you’re singing while standing, it can burn you calories comparable to walking, yoga and light housework. Number of calories burned also depends on the weight of the body.

Fidgeting
When you are a busy person and always allotting time in work, fidgeting is the activity that lets you burn calories. While tapping your fingers on the desk or wiggling your foot when in the office, your body does a constant moving, and yes it can burn calories depending on your time of fidgeting.

Having Sex
Making out with your partner can burn as much as 100 calories for men and 69 for women in an average session. The average romp last between 10 and 57 minutes. It means the longer the session, the more calories will be burned.

Doing Chores
This is probably one of the best workouts that you can do at home. The more you sweep, wipe, redecorate, wash the car, move furnitures, the more calories you burn. This is a satisfying calorie burning activity that can let you feel refreshed (with clean surroundings) and at the same time, give you the strength in your body.

Shopping
While wandering around the store trying to figure out what you’re going to buy, you already had your workout by doing a thousand of steps around those shops. Plus, add more strength training by carrying your few purchase.

Baking
Baking requires a strength to knead the dough. If you’re hobby is to make a bread or any pastry, kneading and flipping a dough for about an hour can be considered a light exercise that can also burn you a hundred of calories depending on your time spent in baking.

Dancing
A day with a plenty of boogying in a nightclub or even in your house can burn a lot of calories and it is really good for aerobic fitness. Calorie loss depends on your weight and height but it can reach up to 500 calories for an hour of dancing.

Drinking Cold Water
Drinking water is always be an essential in losing weight. There is a study shown that drinking cold water temporarily boost calorie burning. However, it is said that the strength of this effect may always vary by individual.

See? Making your day as productive as doing the above activities can actually burn you a lot of calories while on your HCG injections diet plan. Always remember, don’t underestimate the power of these little things. If you do this everyday and see how your body progresses.

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Life Lessons You Can Learn From HCG Diet

In your road to a healthier body, you will encounter ups and downs. It may be hard and may take time, but what’s important is that it’s achievable and you don’t give up on it. Who could’ve known that including HCG shots in your diet can reshape the way you think about health in general?

Learning to be responsible
Being on HCG diet includes a lot of responsibilities such as weighing everyday, sorting your diet plan and more. The tasks are routinely and you may get sick of it eventually. But once you get used to it, you will notice that you trained yourself to be more responsible and committed to continue that healthy habit.

Self control
One of the rules of taking HCG drops is to watch the food that you are eating. While taking the plan, you’ll be able to control yourself from mouth watering and delicious foods that are not allowed for your diet. Amazing!

Choosing wisely
Sometimes while in the HCG plan, dieters tend to crave for salty and sweet snacks. To remain strict and not break the plan, you will learn to choose healthy alternatives by wisely reading food labels and picking the right ones aligned with your diet.

Food Knowledge
HCG takers know the importance of every food they consume including the levels of nutrients that come with it. Fats, carbohydrates, calories, protein, and alike can make or break your plan. In addition, having these learnings doesn’t end with your last HCG drop. You can also influence your family and friends and help them achieve healthier diet.

Importance of Water
Taking HCG plan requires you to drink enough water everyday, especially during the Phase 2 of your plan. But more than that, it keeps you hydrated, have clearer skin and minimizes your craving and appetite.

The HCG program teaches you long term healthy habits that will stay positively in your system for the rest of your life, even if your HCG diet ends. So stick to it and never give up. Learn and enjoy your healthy journey with HCG!

Water and HCG Injections: Tips and Important Notes

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If you’re on a diet, you are surely aware of how important water is. Most especially when you are taking HCG Injections. It is advisable to know how much water you are consuming whether it may be too much or not enough. Here are some important notes that you should know about taking water while on an HCG diet:

Water Requirements
According to the HCG diet creator, Dr. A.T.W Simeons, the dieters are only allowed to drink only water, coffee, tea or water. They must drink at least two liters or half a gallon of water per day.

Is there such thing as too much water intake?
The answer is yes. If your water intake increases than your sodium intake during your diet, it can lower the sodium level of your body. And too much water combined with a low sodium can cause a condition known as hyponatremia. It is a condition that occurs when the level of sodium in your blood is abnormally low.  Symptoms may include to headache, dizziness, fatigue, and even fainting in some cases.

How to know if you’re drinking enough water?
Following Dr. Simeons advice while taking HCG Injections is a great guideline to stick to the plan. But here are the ways to know if you are in right track in the water drinking scale:

Check your urine. Every morning, check the color of your urine. Typically, the smaller the amount and the darker the urine is, the more you are dehydrated.

Weigh yourself. Our body is made up of over 60% water, and we need water replacement to rid our bodies of excess sodium. If you’re not drinking enough water and your body is dehydrated, your body is actually going to hold on to water and you may see irregular rising on the scale. For example, you have a jump up of salt intake, then your body is retaining water to compensate for all the sodium you took in.

What kind of water is advisable with HCG Diet?
According to Dr. Simeons, HCG takers must drink mineral water during Phase 2 of the diet.

How does water help the diet?

First, when you’re on a diet, your menu choices is limited. That’s why many people turn to over-seasoning their food to make it more satisfying. If you drink the required liters per day, you can mitigate most of the water retention caused by too much salt intake.

Secondly, since the goal of taking HCG Injections is to lose body fat, following Dr. Simeons’ water protocol will release toxic substances that were stored in the body’s fat cells. These toxins need to be processed by the liver and flushed out of the body. Without enough water, the liver cannot do its job properly, so it is essential that a person in a diet drink enough water every day.

Lastly, without enough water, we will be often confused with the body signals between thirst and hunger. A person in a diet can feel hungry when the body is actually thirsty. Keeping the body well hydrated will help alleviate the urge to snack or eat inappropriately.

To maintain optimal health and to be able to maximize your diet, our body needs to have enough amount of water. Consider keeping a fresh and clean bottle of water at your work desk, bag or inside your car every day!