Weight loss isn’t easy, just ask anyone who’s tried one of the many fad diets out there. They’re usually sweating day in and day out under some rigorous exercise regime, hoping to lose that mythical 2-3lbs a week that the most successful dieters experience. Usually, weight loss results from these fad diets are a good deal less, due to the fact that they’re either very expensive or require so much exercise that the average person simply doesn’t possess the time or the energy. If you think you don’t have the time or energy to workout several hours a day, and you’d like to lose even more than 2lbs per week, then you might want to give the HCG diet drops a try.
The HCG diet has been around for decades, and it has helped thousands of people to lose weight and keep it off. The duration of the diet is relatively short, the 3 phase protocol can easily take less than 2 months to complete and the weight loss results are nothing short of amazing. People who successfully complete the HCG diet report losing an average of 1lb per day, and the weight loss begins almost immediately.
In order to use HCG drops to lose weight, you need to make sure you follow the HCG diet protocol as described by Dr. Simeons in his book Pounds & Inches. The book recommends using HCG diet injections as opposed to diet drops, but the form of HCG you choose is less important than actually sticking to the protocol. There are 3 phases total in the HCG diet, and you will be required to follow a 500 calorie a day diet during phase 2. That is, arguably, the hardest part for most people as very few are able to easily shift from eating the way they normally do to eating how they must in order to lose weight. As hard as it may be, keeping your calories low is crucial because the HCG will have a far weaker effect if you eat too much.
The 500 calorie a day phase (phase 2) of the diet lasts 3-4 weeks, so it isn’t very long. Eating so few calories for an extended period of time would be exceedingly difficult for anyone, however, most people with determination and a little bit of willpower will find that they can stick pretty close to the limit for this duration without too much trouble. If for whatever reason you do go over the 500 calorie a day limit here and there, it probably won’t hurt you much. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and if you simply have to eat, then do it.
Be sure to only eat things that are on the list of approved foods. Even if you go over your recommended daily caloric intake, there are certain foods that can interact negatively with the effects of the HCG hormone and cause your weight loss results to be diminished. If you find yourself excessively hungry, you might want to analyze how much energy you’re burning through the day. If your day includes a lot of hustle and bustle, you might want to simply increase your daily caloric intake to 800 calories a day to compensate. There is a version of the diet that allows for this, and the HCG diet drops can still be effective with a higher calorie count provided that you’re still eating less and sticking to the list of approved foods.