There are several opinions and different points of view regarding the HCG diet. Many people assume this diet as just another trend and strongly consider it as unhealthy. They believe that this low-calorie diet will deprive people of nutrition and make them addicted to this instant weight loss plan. But these opinions are just myths and tales created by people.
HCG is a naturally occurring hormone in our body and nothing natural can harm our body. It basically resets our metabolism which is responsible for the major functioning of our body.
There are people who have experienced no or very little weight loss in this diet. But it was only due to their silly mistakes and because they made their own judgment calls without following the proper protocol. So if you are one of those people who have faced this problem, or if you are planning to start the HCG diet, you should read the following mistakes that people usually make in this process:
Mistake 1: Starting this diet without will power.
This is the most common mistake that people make, without even realizing that this mistake can ruin their whole diet.
Before you make a decision in excitement and dive into any kind of diet, it is important to take a moment and think why you want to start it. It would be a bad decision if you start the diet just because everyone else is doing it. If you start this diet without any motivation and determination, it is very likely that you will drop out of it really soon. Remind yourself time and again that why is it so important for you to reach your goal weight. Think about the repercussions if you keep on continuing with your weight gain. You should take a look at these 7 reasons which will help you understand why obesity is so unhealthy for you.
Mistake 2: Not drinking enough water.
It can be very disheartening to work so hard and stay away from your favorite food, and still not getting any results. The disappointment begins to grow when you do not understand the reason behind your stuck weight. Not drinking enough water can be one of the biggest flaws in your otherwise perfect plan. The toxins in your body are stored in the fat cells; and when you start burning fat on the HCG diet, these toxins need to flush out of your body with the help of your liver. Your liver will not be able to function properly unless you drink enough water.
Drinking less water can also result in constipation, which is another big reason for the stuck weight.
Mistake 3: Working out too hard.
While you are following the HCG diet, your main focus should be on careful food consumption and taking sufficient HCG dosage. Because your calorie consumption is way too less than normal routine, excess exercise is not advisable. Your body is already going through weakness, hunger and has low energy levels. It is possible that your body will not be able to withstand the exertion of the exercise. It can also lead to water retention in your body. So if you want to work out during the HCG diet plan, you should opt for taking a walk or doing light cardio at your gym.
Mistake 4: Using canned vegetables/ fruits.
There is nothing like fresh vegetables and fruits if you want to lead a healthy life. It is true that everything has become easier; also agreed that it is much convenient to store the canned boxes. But it will never be as effective and nutritious as the fresh ones. Canned fruits and vegetables have preservatives and extra sugar added to them. These preservatives and sugar can react with the HCG in your body and can make it difficult for you to lose weight. Even if you are not dieting, it is advisable to prefer fresh fruits, vegetables and meat over the packed ones because no matter how good the company is, you just cannot compete with nature.
Mistake 5: You cheat and hide.
Determination and positivity is the main ingredient of a healthy weight loss. It is possible that they may fluctuate a bit here and there. It is okay to commit mistakes; we are only human. But if you have cheated a bit; took a bit of chocolate or a pizza; it is important to confess that mistake to your dietician. If you confess it, there is a scope of correcting that mistake. But if you hide it, you will definitely cheat again. So it is better, to be honest, and share your craving with your dietician, in order to avoid this blunder.