Misconceptions on the HCG Diet
Knowing how HCG diet work is your key to weight loss success. Below are some of the common but untrue misconceptions about this ground-breaking diet that can prevent you from being successful on the program.
- HCG diet is a fad diet that won’t work long-term
HCG diet has been around since 1950’s and is still being practices until today. So it isn’t really a fad diet. A fad diet is something that comes as a storm. It can sweep a whole bunch of people and then vanishes in a short period of time. Today, there are hundreds of clinics that use HCG protocol not only in the US.
- You can eat whatever you want as long as you have your shot
You cannot eat whatever you want because that will make you a total failure. There are specific foods that you can eat when on the HCG diet.
- Alcohol is fine on the HCG diet
Alcoholic beverages can affect your weight loss because they are high in carbs and sugar. Alcoholic beverages can cause a stall. It can distract the hormone from releasing and burning your stored fat.
- HCG diet is not good at keeping the weight off
Are you one of those who are concern about gaining your weight back after you start increasing your calories? Any diet can make you gain your weight back if you will go back to what has made you put on all the weight.
HCG diet is not an ordinary diet. HCG diet can help you develop good eating habits that will help you keep your weight off.
- HCG diet affect the menstrual cycle
HCG diet will not affect your menstrual cycle. Dr. Simeon recommends that you start with your HCG diet after your cycle.
- You can use any sweetener as long as it is zero calorie
Per Dr. Simeons instruction, he recommends natural sweetener like Stevia. Most sweeteners contain extra calories that can increase your cravings and hunger pains.
- You can’t eat carbs after doing HCG diet
Right after your HCG diet you can actually start introducing carbs back but in moderation. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Stick with the good carbs.
- HCG hormone can get you pregnant
There’s no way HCG will get you pregnant! This is because there is no ingredient in the hormone that will cause pregnancy. The hormone works by triggering your brain to release the stored fats in your body.
- You can’t exercise on the HCG diet
You can exercise while on the HCG diet as long as that you do not overexert yourself. You need to keep yourself active even on the diet. You can do light exercise like light swimming and walk.
- Men who are doing the diet grow boobs
The hormone will not cause you to change your gender by growing boobs. The hormone again works by stimulating your brain to tell your body to release the fat cells.