I hear this all the time, I need to kick start my healthy lifestyle. HCG is actually perfect for kick starting, but you do need to be aware of some pitfalls. If you have never done HCG it is a very low calorie diet that allows your body to open up the adipose fat in you tummy, hips and thighs. It is not complicated, but it is hard. You eat very small meals twice a day for 21 to 40 days while taking the HCG. You cannot really eat out in this time frame. It is made easier when you step on the scale and see the number dropping. You can expect to lose 10 to 20 pounds of actual fat over a short period of time. The more you have to lose the quicker it will come off.
The speed can be a pitfall after you are completed and are moving on to a healthy lifestyle. The high of getting on the scale and seeing a big loss is exhilarating. You feel good even if you are a little hungry or tired. You are not going to reach these loss numbers on a traditional diet. If you chase that high instead of maintaining a weight and truly focusing on a healthy lifestyle you are not going to feel satisfied. This tends to get people off track and they wreck their progress by overindulging and then starving themselves. This sends your metabolism into a tail spin and causes the weight to come back on.
After the HCG diet portion you take the next 6 weeks to get your metabolism into a lifestyle mode. This is when you start adding foods back in. Another pitfall: you are not losing here and you want your body to burn the food you do eat. So if you diet or do not take this part seriously it will be harder to maintain the weight you have lost. This can be demoralizing. On the other hand, if you do this 6 weeks correctly, your transition into a healthy lifestyle will be much easier.
This is the part of the HCG process where you should be adding movement into your daily routine, meal plans and self-awareness. You will figure out what your unhealthy food triggers are and when you are full. You can also figure out what foods your body processes well and which ones not as well. This is also the time to kick the processed food habit.
HCG is a great way to kick start a healthy life style or to get you over a hump. But you have to make the commitment before starting so you know the direction you are heading.