As you may or may not be aware, HCG diets are currently very much “in fashion” as it were, and rightfully so. Unlike fashion styles however, these diets are not trends that will just go away with the changing of the seasons. The HCG diet has been around since the 1950s, and since then it has been found to be more and more effective with each passing year. Now, thanks to the wonders of modern science, technology, and medicine, experts are confident they know all there is to know about the HCG diet. But what about we mere mortals that aren’t experts? How do we get more from the HCG diet for ourselves? Here are some handy tips to get the ball rolling.
Prep your meals in advance
The handy thing about following a low-calorie diet, is the fact that, as you are consuming less, you will therefore have to prep less. Despite HCG helping to energize you and fight hunger, it doesn’t work miracles, and you will feel sluggish and lethargic at times, especially in the early stages. The last thing you’ll want to be doing in this instance, is prepping and cooking your meals each day, before tackling the washing up. To make life easier, set aside an hour or two when you’re free, and prep your meals in advance. Remove visible fats from meats, prep your veggies, cook your meals, and store them in the fridge in Tupperware containers. You can even prep frozen meats in individual portions, rather than having to separate and defrost big frozen masses just to get to one chicken breast at a time.
Satisfy sweet cravings with stevia
Let’s face it, when dieting there will be times when we get cravings for sweet and sugary treats. Sometimes these cravings can mentally consume us, so much so that we fail to think about anything else. If this applies to you then make sure you stock up on stevia. Stevia is a natural plant-based sweetener that is nutrient-rich and very good for you. Stevia is found in many HCG-friendly drinks and recipes and it is way, way, way much better for you than artificial chemical sweeteners, that can lead to all kinds of illnesses and diseases.
Drink plenty of water
We need water for optimal health anyways, so diet or not, we should still be drinking plenty of the stuff. If you’re on the HCG diet however, water should become your new best friend. It will help you hydrated, it will help ensure your metabolism works at its most efficient, plus it will help keep you feeling full for longer and will help curb any hunger pains or cravings between your meals.
Just because you’re taking in so few calories, this doesn’t mean that you should not exercise. Exercise is very beneficial for your major organs and various systems, plus it helps boost stamina, endurance, and fitness in general, and will help you to lose weight. You needn’t exercise like a person possessed, but at least 15 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per day should prove effective.