The first week of the HCG Diet
There is no doubt changing your diet, in order for you to lose weight, reducing calories etc, especially in the beginning of any diet, is really not easy. However I can assure you that it’s not as difficult as you may think.
Some people find it challenging the first week of Phase 2 of the HCG Diet Protocol this is because it’s during the beginning stretch that your body will start to adjust to the lower calorie intake.
If you can get through the first week with no huge problems, then you will find it gets easier and you will be able to continue with the diet plan and achieve your ultimate goal weight.
During the first week of Phase 2 your body will undergo major changes in your metabolism, as your body adjusts to burning fat for energy. You will find your body becomes reliant on the HCG hormone to break down that excess trapped stored fat, at a very fast rate and supplies your body with fuel and energy. It will also release toxins as a result of the quick fat breakdown, toxins which have accumulated in that excess trapped stored fat. As this fat is being used by your body to produce energy and fuel and getting rid of the build up of toxins, it is critical to drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins even quicker.
Could there be side effects from this 1st week on the HCG Diet?
It’s very unusual to have any side effects on the HCG diet but as the body is getting rid of the toxins during the 1st week you may experience
. Cold-Like Symptoms
. Tiredness and lack of energy
However these side effects are few and far between but don’t be concerned as this is short lived and only whilst the body is adjusting to the lower calories.
Before Starting HCG Diet
It’s a good idea to read through our Diet Booklet thoroughly, this will give you a good idea of the basic requirements.
It’s always a good idea to buy the food you are going to need and plan ahead this way it makes it much easier as you will have healthy choices on hand. It’s not a good idea to be looking at buying take-always etc during the start of the HCG Diet, even during the diet.
In order to be successful and achieve the maximum weight loss, it’s important you stick to the HCG Protocol strictly.
The better prepared you are, the more determination, patience and perseverance, you have the better it will ultimately pay off and if you do this you will find that it becomes easier and easier to follow the diet plan.
It is really not necessary to exercise whilst losing weight on the HCG Diet, however should you want to you can do some light exercise, but we do not advise that you exercise during Phase 1 ( 3 days of detox)
Water water and more Water
I cannot stress how important this is to drink plenty of water, particularly during the first week, please drink as much water as you possibly can. It helps wash out the toxins and at the same time curbs hunger and helps you feel full.
It’s critical to drink enough water not only during the first week but throughout the diet.
Our Recipes will be of great help to you whilst you are losing weight on the diet. Exploring and using our recipes will alleviate the same boring bland food. The recipes are readily available so please use them.
Do you have a Sweet Tooth?
Many people I know crave sweet things. You can have unlimited Zero Calorie Jelly and there are recipes that can help satisfy that sweet tooth.
We are here to support you and even hold your hand, during the first week and of course your entire weight loss journey.
However once you have conquered the first week you will find it much easier to manage the diet.
Good Luck, Happy Shrinking!