With increasing incomes, standards of living and of course, the advancements in technology, unhealthy lifestyles are taking over the world. Going to a restaurant for a meal was considered a rare activity reserved for occasions or only for the wealthy. But now, a normal individual eats out at the very least, twice a week. Not to mention, the numerous junk food joints opening at every corner. It is quick, yummy and cheap food which lures almost everyone. Technology has made life so easy and convenient for us. But there are drawbacks to that as well. A few taps on the screen is all it takes to get work done which, previously would have required us to hustle around. You find fewer kids running around the playground and more sitting at home, playing Angry Birds on their parent’s phone. What is the result of this? The newer generation is far less fit! This is not just about looking out of shape, it is about the health as well. Obesity leads to serious illnesses.
People find themselves out of breath by simply going out to check their mail boxes. Climbing a few steps and they start panting. And when this realization hits us, we can do anything to get fit and healthy. We are willing to spend large amounts of money on gym memberships, sports club memberships and healthy food. Working out after an exhaustive day, taking up a sport every time you get some free time and gobbling down the unappetizing salads three times a day. We sure do put our bodies through a lot to lose all that excess fat dangling on us. But most of the time, the process is way too long and we lose our path in between. A birthday might come along and you may get distracted by the enormous and delicious cake.
So, those of you who want quick results when it comes to weight loss, we have an option for you. The HCG diet!
What is the HCG diet?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone that indicates pregnancy is also being used as a weight loss stimulator. And quite an effective one at that. It was first discovered back in 1954. Usually, with low-calorie diet comes many side effects such as irritability, bad mood, headaches, physical weakness etc. Those of you who opt for rigorous diets often feel the lack of energy to carry on mundane tasks in the day. Why? Because you need a certain number of calories to keep up with your energy needs! However, with the introduction of HCG in your system, these side effects were absent. One could go about their day quite normally without any weakness whatsoever. This is the reason the HCG diet is said to be more effective than other diets. The HCG directly attacks the fats stored in the body, which helps one lose weight rapidly. The HCG diet has proved to be a great catalyst in weight reduction and is vouched for by people across the globe.
Let us now learn about the phases of the diet in detail.
Now, this phase starts about 3 days to 7 days before your actual treatment and is known as the “loading phase.” Enjoy yourself to the maximum as you are allowed to eat anything and everything here. No restrictions on your intake whatsoever. Go wild and gobble down whatever you see as you probably won’t get this chance for a while. Carbs, fats, oily junk food can be targeted too. Eat your heart away at the Burger Kings, McDonalds and Pizza Huts. This is done so that your body has enough fats to meet your energy requirements when the diet begins.
In phase 1, you are only required to take the HCG drops for a day or two.
You will be required to continue taking the HCG drops in this phase. That is what you whole treatment is based on. Now the diet kicks in with full power with rules about each of your meals. You have to watch what you take in as the real deal starts now. Your meals will now be limited to 100g of meat, 3.5 ounces of vegetables, a fruit and a slice of bread. This is the standard 500 calorie diet that this treatment needs everyone to follow. The HCG will soon start working its job to burn all the excess fats stored in your body. We know, from eating everything to eating such limited quantities is tough. But this is the way it has to be for you to see some results on your body in the coming weeks. And of course, it will all be worth it!
In phase 2, you need to take the HCG drops exactly 3 times a day for the HCG to be effective enough.
This phase is when the HCG drops are stopped. However, you will still be required to continue with the low-calorie diet for 3 more days as the treatment comes to an end.
For the HCG to work its magic, you need to strictly follow that 500-calorie intake and not wander off the path in between. The diet part is equally important as the HCG intake for you to successfully lose weight.
Crossing the third phase does not mean that your treatment is over. You cannot immediately switch to your normal diet after the rigorous treatment you have gone through. We may call this a phase but truth be told, you must follow this for your entire life. You need to maintain everything you have worked so hard for!
Adopt a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not go overboard with sugar and carbohydrates or you might end up back in square 1, before the Phase 1 began. You are recommended to have a 1500 calorie intake a day, divided into the different meals of the day.
In case you notice yourself gaining weight in the maintenance phase, you may try another diet plan. This is known as the Steak day. The day starts off by eating nothing for both breakfast and lunch. You are recommended to drink large amounts of water throughout though. A little hard, yes, but not impossible to follow. Just keep the end result in mind anytime you get the urge to break the diet routine and munch on some cookies. And after the day’s hard work, reward yourself with a big steak and an apple for dinner. What this day does is get you back to the finish line of Phase 3 in terms of your weight. And then you can restart the maintenance phase thoroughly.
If you feel even close to unsatisfied with your weight during the maintenance phase, you may always restart the official HCG diet plan again from Phase 1. You are recommended to wait at least 30 days to start it again.
It takes a lot of effort to reach the third phase and even more to maintain all that. But it sure is worth all the effort to look in the mirror and see the change in yourself. It is an accomplishment you must not waste by not maintaining your intake of food, as tempting as it may be. Tempting, but not impossible to ward off.
So, we know they are wonderful but do your best to keep away from the irresistible chocolates. We know how delicious fish and chips are but maintain your distance from oily food and eat healthy!