The HCG diet is most commonly referring to the British physician, Dr. Simeon’s protocol that he identified in the mid 1950′s. He discovered that when administered daily HCG patients could maintain their health through a low calorie diet, when on a low calorie diet without HCG patients became irritable, had hunger cravings, weakness and/or headaches.
The use of HCG in a diet will dispose of the abnormal fat first, which will allow for a visual transformation of the body. It also helps to correct the patients metabolism which in turn will help the patient from gaining the weight back once off a restricted diet. However, in order to maintain a healthy weight after a weight loss program in any circumstance one must continue to have a well balanced diet.
Dr Simeon’s protocol requires you to eat fruit, vegetables and meat, fish or poultry. There is a vegetarian version as well. You will generally receive the diet information along with your order of HCG as there are some edited versions depending on the supplier.
As with any diet your success is dependent on how closely you abide by the diet plan and consume only food and portion sizes allowed.
One helpful tips when on a diet are to make sure you drink water. Thirst is highly mistaken for hunger so drink up as this is a great way to avoid over snacking. Other things to help when on a diet is to make sure that you span out your meals, eating meals too close together will cause hunger cravings later on. Also make sure that you plan out your meals, knowing what you are going to eat will not tempt you to look through the pantry fr a quick fix.