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What is the Vegetarian HCG Diet?

What is the Vegetarian HCG DietThere is a vegetarian protocol for the HCG diet that doesn’t require meat consumption, and you can modify the original diet protocol with the advice of your medical provider at Nu Image Medical in order to create a customized vegetarian protocol for your specific diet preferences. There isn’t a ton of modification needed, as most of the calories that you are consuming on the HCG diet are coming from non-meat sources anyway; the main modification that you will have to make is to substitute an HCG friendly source of protein for meat. There are a few options available to you as we will discuss in this blog, but if you are looking for an option outside of what is mentioned here, you should consult with your medical provider.

On the vegetarian HCG diet you can substitute protein shakes for meat

Nu Image Medical offers protein meal replacements which are exactly 110 calories and have 26 grams of protein per serving. They are the best option for vegetarians and drinking one or two of these protein shakes every day will give you all the protein that you need during Phase 2 of the HCG diet. They are a good option for vegetarian dieters and really the best alternative to meat on the HCG diet because they are formulated by Nu Image Medical and designed to have no additives or other ingredients that could possibly interfere with the diet. You’ll get the best weight loss benefits with these protein shakes and they are available in 110 calorie packages so that you know exactly how many calories that you are eating for a particular meal.

Whey protein is the highest quality substitute that you can use for meat on the HCG diet as long as it is sweetened with stevia, but there are very few protein supplements that are flavored with stevia and safe for the HCG diet. It’s best to either use the supplements that Nu Image Medical provides or to speak with your medical provider about what other options might work best for you. It’s also essential that you get it clarified before you start Phase 2 of the HCG diet so that you aren’t confused during the diet and make mistakes with the protocol.

You can use HCG diet recipes without the meat

There are plenty of HCG diet recipes that don’t have meat included and you can focus on those recipes, and we have published several of them on our blog. For your protein you can use the meal replacement packs and you’ll get the rest of your calories from vegetables and fruit. Make sure that you are getting the minimum 2 fruit and 2 vegetable servings with your diet no matter what modifications that you make, and most importantly be careful about the maximum amount of calories that you’re eating every day. You don’t want to exceed 500-550 calories whether you are eating meat or not. You can use an online recipe analyzer to estimate the calories of a particular recipe easily if you aren’t sure.

The vegetarian HCG diet may be easier than a regular HCG diet

It may even be easier for you to do a vegetarian version of the HCG diet because fruit and vegetables are very filling compared to protein. You’ll need to take whey protein to ensure that you’re getting the minimum amount of recommended protein which is about 40-50 grams per day. Talk to your medical provider about the minimum amount of protein that you need for Phase 2 of the HCG in terms of grams per day, but you’ll very likely need to stick to that range at the very least. Be sure that you are using whey protein meal replacements or any other HCG diet approved protein option while you are on the HCG diet, as the diet will be more difficult without it.

Ask about increasing your vegetable servings

In most cases you will be able to increase your vegetable servings a little to compensate for the lack of protein on the diet, and it’s recommended to consume more high protein vegetables like spinach and asparagus. These vegetables are going to be a major source of protein while on the HCG diet and you can slightly increase your intake of them to compensate for the lack of meat on the diet. You can also drink skim milk, which is recommended by Dr. Simeons for vegetarians on the HCG diet, but the whey protein meal replacements are far better because of the higher protein content and lower carbohydrate content.

Don’t use any protein powders that aren’t sweetened with Stevia

You have to be extremely careful to avoid any protein powders that aren’t sweetened with stevia. This is crucial to sticking to the requirements of the diet and so that you don’t deviate from the diet. Be careful about this because there are several protein powders that aren’t flavored with stevia and use ingredients like sucralose and aspartame that will cause metabolic issues, hormone imbalances and other problems that can affect your weight loss. The best bet is to use the meal replacements offered by Nu Image Medical but if you can’t use them then be very careful about whatever protein replacement that you use, and check with your medical provider to make sure that it won’t cause any issues with your weight loss on the diet.

Vegan dieters should meet with their medical provider

Vegan dieters have fewer options available for their protein intake, but some options may include tofu, spinach or some lower carbohydrate legumes. The main problem with tofu and legumes is that they may interact with the HCG hormone and cause other metabolic issues, however it is essential that you also get the protein intake that you need. You will still lose a significant amount of weight on a modified vegan HCG diet protocol, it just may be slightly lower than what you would lose if your followed the protocol perfectly. You can still get great results with the HCG diet and it definitely can be modified if you are vegan.

To ask a medical provider any questions about the vegetarian or vegan HCG diet, click here to talk to Nu Image Medical today.

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Are There Any HCG Diet Friendly Restaurants?

Are There Any HCG Diet Friendly RestaurantsSticking to the requirements of the HCG diet can be a bit of a challenge, and you’ll find that you probably have to cook for several of your meals. Eating at restaurants is somewhat possible when you’re on the diet, and it’s easier to do this during Phase 3 rather than Phase 2, but there are a lot of requirements that you need to be aware of before you order anything. In general, the more control that you have over what you’re ordering, the greater the chance that you’ll be able to eat at a particular restaurant without ruining your diet. You’re going to have to be careful when eating out but if you plan it out properly and learn the diet protocol it’s definitely possible.

First learn the requirements of the diet

Before you decide to go out to eat during Phase 2 of the HCG diet, you should take the time to learn the requirements of the diet. It’s essential that you know what’s allowed and what isn’t allowed on the diet, and the chances are that you are going to encounter several menu items that you won’t be able to touch at least during Phase 2 of the diet. Most foods are prohibited during Phase 2, and you’re limited to just 500 calories per day, so there really isn’t much that you’ll be able to eat. But if you’re careful you might be able to get away with ordering a small salad or another menu item.

Keep the protocol and allowable list of foods with you when you go out to eat; this way you’ll have some kind of reference available and it will be easier to refer to the list when you aren’t sure rather than trying to remember what is allowed while on the diet. Most of the prepared menu options are not likely to work unfortunately, at least for Phase 2 of the diet, because of how strict it is. If you are able to communicate the fact that you can’t eat any fat outside of the natural fat found in the small portions of meat that are allowed on the diet, and you can control the ingredients used to cook your entrée, you may be able to eat at a particular restaurant, but it can be difficult to find a place that will accommodate you.

No fat is allowed so that rules out most menu options

Remember that no fat is allowed at all while on the diet, so that is going to rule out most entrees. The other problem is that you’re limited to 500 calories per day, so if you aren’t sure what the calorie total is for your meal you aren’t going to be able to eat it without possibly affecting your daily limit. Most of the protein or meat options that you’ll find at restaurants will be cooked in some sort of fat, so even if it’s an allowed meat like chicken breast or a beef cut or fish, you still most likely won’t be able to order it during Phase 2 of the diet.

If there is a restaurant that boils protein menu options, grills them or otherwise prepares it without fat, then that is a possibility while you are on the diet. You’ll have to communicate the fact that no fat or fat substitutes are allowed while cooking the item, and if they’re open to it you should give them the list of allowable ingredients so that they know what to use. You’ll also have to let them know that only 100 gram servings are allowed so they should have a food scale available to measure out the servings.

It may be easier to order a salad or something simple

Rather than trying to order a full meal while you’re on the HCG diet at a restaurant, it’s simpler to just order a salad. This way it’s easier for the restaurant to accommodate you, and you get a lot more control over what ingredients are included. Making a simple salad with something like cabbage, poached chicken and a few seasonings can work for the HCG diet, as long as you are careful with the portion sizes for the chicken and don’t mix vegetables or add other ingredients that aren’t allowed. Another option is to order a smoothie with one of the HCG diet fruits and just ice or unsweetened tea, which can be easy for a restaurant to make.

It’s easier just to cook at home during Phase 2

With the time it’s going to take for you to communicate what you want, wait for your meal to arrive, possibly have to send it back, and then having to spend money, you’re much better off cooking during Phase 2 of the diet. With our protocol we provide you with dozens of recipes, as well as many more on our blog. These recipes are easy even for people with minimal cooking experience, and most of them can be prepared and made in under 30 to 45 minutes. With the time it will take you to drive to and from a restaurant and wait for your meal, it’s a lot easier just to cook something at home.

Once you get to Phase 3 of the diet you have a lot more flexibility, although you will still be limited in your calorie intake for a while if you want to continue to maintain your weight loss. At this point for example you’ll be able to increase your meat portion sizes and you have many more options to work with in terms of vegetables, fruit, protein and fat. You’ll at least be able to order items that are cooked in coconut or olive oil or small amounts of organic butter, but you’ll still need to avoid starch and sugar. Phase 2 of the diet is only three or six weeks long and most people find that it goes by very quickly, so you’re far better off just going cold turkey on restaurants during this period of time so that you don’t mess up and lose as much weight as possible during this rapid weight loss stage. If you have any questions about the HCG diet or the protocol, contact a medical provider at Nu Image Medical now.

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HCG Diet Lemonade

HCG Diet LemonadeThis is a simple recipe for HCG diet safe lemonade but it is a good option for a refreshing and satisfying drink that you can use during Phase 2 of the diet. Like any other drink recipe you need to be careful to avoid adding any extra sugar or other compounds that can lead to weight gain. This lemonade recipe is easy to make and can substitute for soda or other sugar drinks that you might be craving while you are on the HCG diet.

You can switch up lemons for oranges or grapefruit in this recipe as all three of those fruits are allowed on the HCG diet. Again be sure not to use any sugar or artificial sweetener, but there are several stevia products that can work. Some stevia products have additives and other ingredients that can cause weight gain, so you need to be careful when picking your sweetener as well. This recipe is for 4 servings and you can scale it up or down as needed.

This recipe is very low in calories and it offers you a low calorie beverage other than water that is safe for the diet and goes great with several meals.


  • 32 ounces of filtered or spring water
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 6-8 packets of HCG diet safe stevia
  • Ice


  1. Cut the lemons in half and juice them into a large bowl. Remove any seeds.
  2. Add the lemon juice to a large pitcher of water.
  3. Add the stevia and ice and mix well.
  4. Serve or refrigerate.

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 4

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Why The HCG Diet is Perfect For Your Weight Loss Resolutions

Why The HCG Diet is Perfect For Your Weight Loss ResolutionsThe HCG diet is the perfect choice for your weight loss resolutions because no matter what it can help you accomplish your goals. Because of the fact that it works so quickly, you will see results soon after you start the diet, and there are few others that can match the speed of weight loss that you will see on the HCG diet. Most importantly, the diet is designed by medical doctors and safe for those who are approved for it, so you don’t have to worry about harmful side effects, dangerous chemicals in your supplements, or other potential problems that often pop up with other diets.

It can help you transition to a healthier lifestyle

At least some of your weight loss resolutions are probably centered around making permanent lifestyle changes in order to lose weight, such as getting rid of sodas, stopping your junk food consumption, etc. The HCG diet can help you with all of those permanent lifestyle changes by helping you transition to a healthier lifestyle. It can be difficult to break bad habits, but the HCG diet essentially forces you to go cold turkey with the help of the HCG hormone. This can actually make it easier for you to drop bad eating habits, because once the diet is over your appetites won’t be the same as they were before.

Many people don’t crave the same foods once they finish the HCG diet

As previously mentioned, you very likely won’t crave the same foods as you did prior to starting the HCG diet. Many people no longer crave starch or sugar once they complete a cycle of the HCG diet. That can make a huge difference in the number of calories that you eat on a regular basis, and it can help you avoid many of the problem foods that can trigger weight gain. You’ll find that the appetite altering effect of the HCG diet is very powerful and it can go a long way in helping you transition toward a healthier lifestyle in 2016. It will also make it easier for you to completely get rid of problem foods that you’ve been struggling with for a long time.

The HCG diet is easy to get started with

One of the top reasons why you should try the HCG diet today is the fact that it’s one of the easiest diets to get started with. You don’t have to wait for any period of time before starting it unless you’ve just completed a round, and the protocol is easy to get acquainted with. It’s not as complicated as many other diets and when you order the diet from clinics like Nu Image Medical you get the benefit of being able to ask our medical staff any questions that you may have about the diet. It’s by far one of the easiest diets to learn even if you have no background at all in dieting or even if you don’t know a thing about the HCG diet

The HCG diet doesn’t require you to exercise

Some of your weight loss resolutions might be centered around exercise, but the HCG diet doesn’t require it at all. This can make the diet significantly easier for those who don’t regularly exercise. Not having to exercise can save you a lot of time and it allows you to focus on the diet and your other obligations while losing weight the entire time. Although you should continue exercising once the HCG diet is over, during the brief period of time while you are on the diet you won’t have to worry about it at all, and it can be a nice break to allow your body to recover if you are always exercising.

The HCG diet is proven

It can be difficult to pick a weight loss diet when there are so many different options available, but when you pick the HCG diet you have the benefit of knowing that you are choosing a medically proven diet that has been proven to work tens of thousands of times. The diet has the clinical evidence that proves its effectiveness, while other diets often don’t have any evidence at all that they’ll actually work. With the HCG diet you won’t be wasting precious time on a diet that promises results but doesn’t actually deliver, and you will lose weight without a doubt as long as you follow the diet protocol properly.

The HCG diet doesn’t take much time

Losing weight can be a battle of patience with most diets because they take so long, but you don’t have to be patient on the HCG diet. Within a period of three to six weeks you can lose up to 40 pounds, and the results happen very quickly. This is very encouraging and motivating for people who haven’t seen fast results or any results at all with their prior diet efforts. With a fast diet like the HCG diet, you can quickly get close to your target weight or achieve it, and you will actually see your body change in a very short period of time. It’s one of the fastest medically supervised diets that you can safely try, and it’s guaranteed to work.

You’ll get the results that you want

Most importantly, you’ll get the results that you want when you try the human chorionic gonadotropin diet. Even if you have to repeat the diet a few times, it will help you lose weight every round as long as you follow the protocol. You can realistically achieve weight loss results of up to 5 to 15 pounds for one three week (Phase 2) round of the diet and 40 pounds for one six week round of the diet. It’s highly effective no matter what you weight loss goals are, and if you have weight to lose you’ll surely benefit from using a fast, safe, and medically proven diet like the HCG diet. To learn more about how the HCG diet can help you accomplish your weight loss goals, or to ask any questions at all, click here to speak to a medical provider at Nu Image Medical today.

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Eating Less is More Effective For Weight Loss Than Exercising

Eating Less is More Effective For Weight Loss Than ExercisingIf you’re planning on working out more to lose weight and put on muscle in 2016 that’s great, but you should know that dieting is just as important as your exercise plans in terms of weight loss. Exercise is always an important part of staying healthy but if you don’t control your appetite and eat whatever you want, you’ll almost certainly gain weight, even if you exercise several hours a week. Although some exercise enthusiasts believe that exercise is more effective, it’s not only easier to lose weight through eating less, it’s also faster than exercising. There are a few reasons why eating less is more effective for weight loss than exercising, and they will be discussed more in detail below.

You can only burn so many calories in each exercise session

The main limitation of exercise is the fact that you can only burn so many calories during one workout. You can expect to burn about 300 to 400 calories per hour if you do strenuous cardiovascular exercise like jogging. When you think about it, that’s not very many calories when you consider how easy it is to eat a 400 calorie meal in just a few minutes. If you follow up your workouts with a 500-600 calorie meal, which is quite common, you’re already negating the calories that you burned during your workout. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t exercise, but you have to be aware of the fact that you aren’t going to burn a ton of calories through exercise alone.

Of course there are other benefits of exercising like improving your cardiovascular health, increasing your muscle mass, reducing your risk of cardiovascular illnesses, strengthening your body and other benefits, and it can certainly help you control your weight, but you never want to become overly reliant on it. Exercise can only do so much to reduce the impact of an unhealthy diet, and if you are focusing primarily on exercise while neglecting your diet, you are very likely going to struggle with weight gain. Definitely continue to exercise and if you’re considering exercising more in 2016 it’s a great idea, but be sure that you are also doing other things to maintain a healthy weight; primarily eating less and being careful about your carbohydrate intake.

Eliminating high calorie foods and drinks from your diet is just as effective as exercise

When it comes to weight loss, one of the most important things that you can do is to eliminate high calorie food and drinks from your diet. One 12 ounce can of Coca Cola for example has 140 calories, and most other soft drinks have a calorie content in that range. If you eliminate one can of soda from your diet per day, then you’re reducing your calorie intake by that much without having to do any additional exercise. These are small changes that can quickly add up, especially if drinking soda or other sugar drinks is a bad habit that you’ve been struggling with.

Focusing on eliminating all the problem foods from your diet will go a long way in helping you maintain a healthy weight, and as previously mentioned eliminating just one or two high calorie foods or drinks can reduce your daily calorie intake by 100-300 calories very easily. When you consider how difficult it can be to work out for an hour every day, then it’s well worth the effort for you to get rid of the problem foods in your diet. You might start with small steps, or trying a round of the HCG diet can be very helpful because of the fact that it basically forces you to avoid soda consumption or other foods that can cause weight gain for a period of time.

Limit your calorie consumption

Reducing your overall calorie intake is a sure way to lose weight when you really need to, and that’s one of the main reasons why the HCG diet and other very low calorie diets really work. It’s important to try to determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR) which is the number of calories that you will burn every day without doing any additional exercise. If your BMR is 2000 calories per day, then you need to be aware of that and be cautious about your calorie intake so that you don’t exceed that, assuming that you aren’t doing any additional exercise, and you need to be conscientious about the number of calories that you are eating when you’re trying to lose weight.

If you aren’t trying to lose weight then you won’t have to count calories of course, but counting calories can go a long way in helping you control your weight loss. It’s essential that you aren’t eating more calories than you are burning every day, because that’s obviously the starting point for weight gain, and that is much more impactful on your health than the amount of exercise that you’re getting. Look for opportunities to exercise as much as you can, but be careful about your calorie consumption. The HCG diet can be very helpful in terms of helping you control your calorie intake, because it is carefully structured so that you are limited to 500 calories per day, which may seem like it is too few, but the HCG hormone helps your body metabolize excess fat to burn approximately 2,000 calories per day for most of your energy needs.

Don’t neglect exercise

This isn’t to say that you should ever neglect exercising. Exercise is very important for the benefits previously mentioned. You don’t, however, need to work out for an hour every day to get the benefits of exercise. If you are focused primarily on maintaining a healthy diet and eating less, you aren’t going to be gaining weight very easily if at all. You’ll be losing weight and exercise can definitely improve your rate of weight loss. Exercising about 30 minutes a day, 4 to 5 times per week can be very effective, and consistency is the most important thing rather than the duration of your workout. It’s much better to exercise for 30 minutes 4 days a week rather than exercising for 2 hours for just one day.

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Why You Should Try the HCG Diet in 2016

Why You Should Try the HCG Diet in 2016The HCG diet is the perfect diet to get back on track for a healthy eating lifestyle in 2016, and if you are considering a quick and easy diet to help you lose up to 40 pounds in as little as six weeks, the HCG diet is a perfect option for you. The HCG diet can change your appetite, help you with craving control, improve your metabolism, and it gives you a great pathway toward a healthy eating lifestyle. You don’t have to spend very much time on the diet to get great results, and that’s why it has become one of the most popular diets in the United States and many other parts of the world.

The HCG diet works quickly

One of the best reasons to try the HCG diet in 2016 is the fact that it works fast. You don’t have to spend months and months on dieting and slowly losing weight. The HCG diet has two options: a three week very low calorie diet (Phase 2), or a six week very low calorie diet. You can chose whichever option works best for you based on your unique goals, and with the three week diet you can expect to lose about 10 to 15 pounds while you can lose substantially more on the six week diet. If you have found that it’s difficult for you to focus on weight loss for an extended period of time, the HCG diet may be one of the first diets that works for you because of its relatively short duration.

The HCG diet has easy to follow guidelines

The HCG diet’s guidelines are very straightforward. You are limited to just 500 calories per day, and you are required to inject the hormone or use HCG diet drops or pellets while you are on Phase 2 of the diet. There is a brief “loading phase” at the start of the diet where you can eat as many calories as you want for a few days to help your body prepare, and then you start the three or six week very low calorie diet. During this period of time your body is switched into a hyper fat burning mode and you lose weight very rapidly

The food requirements for the diet are carefully laid out and explained in the Nu Image Medical HCG diet protocol guide that you get when you purchase the diet from us. You can quickly review these requirements in just a few hours, and we also provide you with dozens of great HCG diet recipes on our blog and with your welcome package. You also can ask our medical providers any questions that you may have about the diet at all as you are going through it, but our protocol is very easy to follow and we ship the hormone directly to your home so that you don’t ever have to walk into a clinic or pay more money than you need to.

The HCG hormone makes weight loss a lot easier

If you’ve had a hard time losing weight in the past, it’s likely because of the fact that you haven’t been able to switch your body into a ketogenic or fat burning state. That is precisely what the HCG hormone does for you, and why it is such an important part of the diet. The hormone helps your body direct its energy needs toward its fat reserves rather than lean muscle, so you will preserve more muscle mass while you lose weight on the HCG diet, which is important both for your appearance and your health. The hormone helps to suppress your appetite and by encouraging your body to burn its excess fat reserves, you lose weight a lot easier when you are on the diet.

The HCG diet can change your cravings for food

A major reason why weight loss can be so difficult in the long term is because of the fact that your food cravings might not change very easily. Your cravings are what drive you to snack or eat unhealthy foods, but the HCG diet can even help with your food cravings. Many dieters report that they no longer crave the same foods as they did before starting the diet once they complete a round. Because of the fact that you are required to only eat natural foods in small portions while you are on the diet, it gives your body a chance to detox and to “reset” your cravings for foods.

A lot of people are able to break their psychological food addictions just by trying a round of the HCG diet. Of course once the diet is finished it doesn’t mean that you can jump right back into eating what you ate before and expect not to gain weight. It offers you a great head start at transitioning back into a healthy diet and lifestyle but you have to make long term changes in your habits in order to maintain your weight loss. However, the HCG diet can help in many ways, and if you have found that you have strong cravings for unhealthy foods, sugar, fat, starch or junk food, you’ll very likely benefit from a round of the HCG diet.

Try the HCG diet today with a free included medical consultation

The HCG diet program at Nu Image Medical is one of the lowest priced and highest quality hormone diets available. You can try the diet no matter where you live, and you won’t have to meet with a medical provider at a local clinic. Trying a diet plan at a local clinic can end up costing you over $800 or more, but the HCG diet at Nu Image Medical is available for just $297 for the three week diet and $397 for the six week diet. If you have any questions at all prior to starting or after you purchase the diet, you get a free included medical consultation, and your medical history will also be reviewed by a licensed medical provider. This will guarantee that the diet is safe for you to try, and there are several other supplements that you can purchase which can improve your results significantly on the diet.

Change your life today and lose the weight that you’ve always been meaning to lose by starting a round of the HCG diet. Save $100 on the diet when you purchase it online today! To learn more, click here to contact Nu Image Medical or to order a round of the HCG diet today!

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Is the HCG Diet from an Online Pharmacy Safe?

Is the HCG Diet from an Online Pharmacy SafeWhen looking for a home HCG diet you’ll probably find dozens of different options available, and of course not all of them are going to be safe or effective. You can purchase the HCG diet from an online pharmacy but most online pharmacies are not licensed in the same way that Nu Image Medical is. Online pharmacies can be safe for the HCG diet, but you have to do your research to ensure that they have licensed medical professionals on their staff and that the pharmacy is administered by licensed pharmacists. If you neglect to do your research you can easily pick the wrong product that won’t actually work to help you lose weight, and there can be significant consequences for this.

There are many HCG diet versions that are unsafe

When you’re shopping for the HCG diet you have to remember that there are several versions of the diet that have been released by unlicensed pharmacies or people that don’t have any medical background at all. These diets are not safe because they have not undergone any sort of medical screening to ensure that they are based on the original Simeons protocol. The original protocol has been clinically proven to be safe, but the diets that have deviated from it often come up with new requirements that have not been tested. If you are relying on an untested diet for weight loss there’s no telling what can happen; you can have unexpected side effects and it may not even work for you.

The only safe diets are created by medical professionals

The only safe diets out there are the ones created by licensed medical doctors, especially with a very low calorie like the HCG diet. Restricting your calorie intake on your own without medical guidance can actually be dangerous. The HCG diet is carefully balanced to ensure that the right amount of fat, protein and carbohydrates is available for the three to six weeks that the dieter is required to eat 500 calories per day. The HCG diet was not developed overnight; instead it took several years of research in order to create the fundamental guidelines which are still in use today because of how accurate they were.

The HCG diet has only been slightly modified by Nu Image Medical but the fundamental requirements of the diet remain the same. Any changes to the HCG diet should be approved by medical providers because changing just one aspect of the diet can cause problems with its effectiveness. There are some modifications occasionally made for patients with unique requirements, such as those who have physically demanding jobs or patients with particular health conditions. Sometimes the diet is modified for these patients and in other cases alternatives to the HCG diet are suggested, but any modification of the diet is always approved by a licensed medical provider at Nu Image Medical, which is the way that it should always be done. Unfortunately online pharmacies don’t have to abide by these safety protocols.

Online pharmacies don’t necessarily have safety protocols

Although the HCG diet at Nu Image Medical can be purchased online and it is safe and proven, there are not very many other diets that have the same medical supervision if any. The founders of Nu Image Medical took great effort to ensure that their home version of the diet would be safe for patients, and the quality of the diet is the same as the diet that is administered on site at the Nu Image Medical clinic. There are few diet programs online that even have a physical location, and most of them have no medical professionals on their staff at all.

As a result, they have no requirements or obligations to follow any particular safety protocols. This means that they take great liberties with the things that they recommend for the diet and they don’t seek anyone with a medical background to approve their recommendations. Of course it’s your health that is at risk when you purchase and use one of these programs, not theirs, so it’s up to you to ensure that your diet program is safe and medically supervised. In many cases they are operating illegally or definitely unethically and many of the online websites are shut down because of their carelessness with their products and services. It doesn’t mean that every online pharmacy is unsafe, because, Nu Image Medical will not sell you the HCG diet without a medical screening and we sell our diet online, but there are plenty of companies that will sell it to you without any kind of screening.

The HCG diet is not a safe option for everyone

The majority of people can attempt the HCG diet without any problems at all, as long as you have weight to lose, but there are some people who should not attempt the diet. One purpose of the medical screening at Nu Image Medical is to catch the people who shouldn’t be attempting the HCG diet and advise an alternative option for them. Without any sort of screening in place, however, other online pharmacies and diet programs can run into major risks with their recommendations, and there can be health consequences for patients.

If the diet is not deemed to be safe for a particular patient, Nu Image Medical will never recommend it. Although you might be able to find a lower priced diet from other providers, the lack of a medical consultation can really make the diet unsafe. There are some patients who need protocol adjustments, who may have conditions that can be affected by the diet, or who may need closer supervision and support as they are going about their diet. There are many other medical circumstances that can arise in different situations, but the diet programs that neglect a medical supervision can’t possibly help patients in any of those circumstances and they can even put those patients at risk of serious health problems.

You can purchase the HCG diet from an online pharmacy as long as it’s licensed

Nu Image Medical is the leading safe provider of the HCG diet because we use a licensed pharmacy to supply the hormone. This ensures that the hormone is pure and pharmaceutical grade in quality, which is essential for the patient’s safety while on the diet. Without a licensed pharmacy supplying the hormone, there’s no way to guarantee that it will actually work or be safe for a patient. The HCG diet at Nu Image Medical is guaranteed to work for you with the highest certainty, and you can trust that you are receiving a pure hormone product that is safe to inject and use for the diet.

Other online pharmacies purchase their drugs from overseas sources, and there’s no way of knowing where they get their drugs and medications from. Many of the online pharmacies out there will ship you drugs or hormones without even knowing where they come from. Obviously this is a major problem in terms of the potential quality of the hormone, its purity, and the ingredients used to create it. Pharmacies without any type of quality control will ship you products that are unsafe without thinking about it, and unless you test their hormones yourself you will have no idea what they are actually selling you.

In short, you’re always better off buying the diet from a well known licensed online provider. Remember, just because a particular HCG diet is online doesn’t mean that it’s low in quality or unsafe, the main thing that guarantees the safety of the diet is the presence of licensed medical providers and a hormone product that is supplied from a licensed pharmacy.

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Does the HCG Diet Accelerator Work?

TDoes the HCG Diet Accelerator Workhe HCG diet accelerator is a pill or supplement product sold by some HCG companies that supposedly leads to extra weight loss while on or off the actual HCG diet. There are different versions of this product available, but one popular version is an pill supplement. It is sold as a replacement for HCG drops, but there is no evidence at all that it can work as a replacement for the drops. These products are made with unknown or unsafe ingredients, and they are not approved by the FDA. If you’re debating trying the HCG diet accelerator, you are much better off just sticking to the original HCG diet, as there’s no reason or evidence to suggest that the accelerator will work better than the traditional diet.

There’s no way speed up the weight loss on the HCG diet

The HCG diet is already designed to have the maximum amount of weight loss possible in the shortest period of time. The name is a bit misleading as a result of this, because it doesn’t change how quickly you lose weight, and it may in fact slow down your normal rate of weight loss while on the HCG diet. Because there is limited evidence regarding the HCG diet accelerator, you’re always better off just using the traditional HCG diet. With the cost of many HCG diet accelerator products being around the same or higher than a medically approved diet, it also makes sense to use the HCG diet.

HCG diet accelerator products don’t have any active HCG in them

Most HCG diet accelerator products were created as an alternative to the hormone. This means that they don’t contain any actual hormone in them. This is a problem because the hormone is what actually accelerates the weight loss on the HCG diet. Without the hormone, it’s just a regular nutritional supplement that you can probably find on your own at a much lower cost. There’s nothing special about the ingredients of HCG diet accelerator products, and again you have no idea if they are actually going to work or not because they don’t have any active ingredients that are known to cause any kind of weight loss.

The hormone in the HCG diet speeds up the rate of weight loss by a significant amount, and without the hormone the weight loss is much slower. Not having the hormone is a major disadvantage, and it can end up slowing down the weight loss dramatically. There’s no reason to not use the hormone, as it is safe and a proven weight loss aid, however the HCG diet accelerator products do not contain it. In general, for any HCG diet protocol or program, you can almost automatically assume that it is not legitimate if they do not utilize the HCG hormone, and there’s no reason for the product to use the term HCG when it doesn’t contain it at all. You’ll see much better results when using a proven diet program that is overseen by medical doctors like the program at Nu Image Medical.

HCG diet accelerator products and programs are often not overseen by medical doctors

Another important thing to remember is that many of the HCG diet accelerator products are not overseen by medical doctors, which ends up being a major disadvantage and even a potential danger for some patients. Everyone should undergo a full screening prior to starting the HCG diet to ensure that it is safe for them. Some of the HCG diet accelerator products advise you to stick to a very low calorie diet without taking the hormone, and this can end up being quite dangerous for some patients.

The diet was never meant to be attempted without medical supervision, and when patients don’t have the ability to ask questions about the diet or get advice, it can be a significant problem. HCG diet accelerator programs may also use a deviation from the traditional HCG diet protocol, which often ends up with a reduced rate of weight loss. The original HCG diet protocol is known to work and has been proven several times, but the many variations of the diet have little to no evidence that they work. There are several other significant problems that can occur as a result of using a wrong protocol, and when patients have medical problems or if they have questions they are usually unable to ask anyone for assistance when they chose a program that is not medically supervised.

HCG diet accelerators are a waste of money

Any HCG diet accelerator program is likely a waste of money and won’t deliver the results that you expect. On any real HCG diet program you can realistically expect to lose 15 to 40 pounds in three to six weeks, on other diets you won’t get these same results and you may have to deal with side effects and health problems related to the quality of their products. The HCG diet at Nu Image Medical is overseen by licensed medical providers so there is no concern about the quality of the diet, and it is guaranteed to work as long as you are approved for it. They are well worth the cost and you don’t have to worry about non-FDA approved ingredients or the quality of the product.

Like many of the HCG products available out there, HCG diet accelerators are produced by unlicensed laboratories so there is no way to judge the quality of their products. Some people experience side effects from unknown ingredients, and the potency and the purity of their products is also not guaranteed. The only safe way to try the HCG diet is by using a program that supplies you with pure pharmaceutical grade HCG. There’s no other way to ensure that safety of your supplements, and if you rely on other products you are putting your health at risk unnecessarily. Again, the cost is comparable, and at the very least you’ll have confidence of knowing that the diet will work for you when you use a legitimate provider like Nu Image Medical.

To learn more about the HCG diet or to ask any questions that you may have about it, click here to speak to a medical professional at Nu Image medical today.

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Why Very Low Calorie Diets Work

Why Very Low Calorie Diets WorkVery low calorie diets are effective for many people, particularly the HCG diet, but a lot of people still believe that very low calorie diets don’t work. They actually do work quite well, even for patients who may not have had success with other diets. There are several scientific reasons why very low calorie diets can result in rapid weight loss. Although they are not a permanent solution, they offer a transition to a healthy lifestyle and a way for people who haven’t had success with dieting or weight loss in the past to see rapid results. Very low calorie diets are not dangerous when they are properly medically supervised, and they offer a safer alternative to many of the other weight loss options available.

Very low calorie diets lead to weight loss

The HCG diet utilizes the effect of the hormone HCG along with a very low calorie diet to achieve its weight loss goals. The only real way to lose weight quickly and safely is by restricting your caloric intake, which very low calorie diets accomplish. During a very low calorie diet the human body switches to a ketogenic state which results in rapid fat loss. This state can be continued as long as the dieter restricts their calorie intake to be more than what they need. Diets that are structured in this way can be continued for an extended period of time without serious complications for the majority of people.

Very low calorie diets end up being significantly more convenient than other types of diets that require exercise or other difficult to follow requirements. The HCG diet is a perfect example of such a diet, as its requirements are designed to be simple and the specific foods that are allowed on the diet and their servings is detailed completely. Many other very low calorie diets are not as effective and don’t have the clinical research backing them up like the HCG diet. The HCG diet has very direct and simple instructions, and dieters benefit from this. It also has a few other distinct advantages compared to many other diets, and it does not take very long to complete.

Very low calorie diets are short in duration

One of the biggest reasons why very low calorie diets are often successful is because of the fact that most of them are short in duration. It’s important to note that even longer duration very low calorie diets are safe if they are medically approved, as many obese patients can have calorie restrictions in the long term without suffering major medical problems. The HCG diet lasts for just a period of three to six weeks, which means that most people can handle the length of time required for the diet without any major issues. It’s also an easy diet to learn for most people, and the protocol has been around for a very long time with minimal modifications compared to most other diets.

The best very low calorie diets focus on food quality

For many things in life, quality is more important than quantity. For a very low calorie diet, it’s not the number of calories that you are eating that matters as much as the quality of those calories. The best very low calorie diets like the HCG diet are more focused on food quality, which is why it does not result in nutritional deficiencies like many other diets. The foods for the HCG diet are carefully selected based on the minimum nutritional needs of the average person. Only natural whole foods are allowed on the diet with strict restrictions, and there is a sufficient amount of protein on the diet as well which helps to ensure that muscle mass is not lost.

Some people may need additional tweaks to the diet such as increasing the calorie amount slightly, increasing the protein amount, or other changes to the diet, but most people can follow the standard protocol without any issues. Some people also take a multi-vitamin while they are on the HCG diet, and this can be a good idea for many dieters. If for no other reason, it can give dieters the peace of mind that they can safely stay on the diet without having to worry about nutritional deficiencies. When the diet is properly followed, there are no nutritional issues, and an experienced medical provider will be able to tell the patient about any particular precautions that they need to be aware of before they start the diet.

Very low calorie diets need to be medically supervised

Although very low calorie diets are safe and an excellent alternative to traditional medical treatments like bariatric surgery, they always need to be attempted under the direction of a medical provider. There are some contraindications to these diet that have to be reviewed by a medical professional before a person attempts the diet. With the wide range of very low calorie diets being made available online, and with many patients attempting these diets without medical advice, there have been more people who have had nutritional deficiencies, gallstones, or other health problems. There is really no circumstance where a person should attempt a very low calorie diet without getting some sort of medical advice.

With the proper medical supervision, a very low calorie diet can help a patient get back to a healthy lifestyle and change their eating habits. It’s happened already for thousands of people on the HCG diet, and within just a matter of three to six weeks, many patients report that their appetites have changed, that they no longer feel the urge to eat the same unhealthy foods that they used to eat, and most importantly, they report substantial weight loss. All of these results are accomplished without having to rely on dangerous bariatric surgery, medications, or other weight loss treatments that come with major risks and can be very expensive.

No need for drastic weight loss surgeries

There’s really no need to rely on drastic weight loss treatments like surgery when very low calorie diets are very well proven to be safe and a perfectly good option for rapid and lasting weight loss. Weight loss surgeries have several risks and complications that can arise, but with the proper diet plan and support, many people can avoid having to rely on these dangerous treatments. There are several short and long term symptoms that occur with weight loss surgeries, and they can be very difficult and troublesome for several reasons.

The HCG diet can work for you

If you stick to a very low calorie diet plan you will lose the weight that you need to lose without a doubt, whether you are trying to lose just a few pounds or lower your BMI to a healthy level. VLCD diets work for many different people and they are convenient and easy to work with no matter what. You can get the results that you have always wayted without having to worry about relying on dangerous treatments that may not even work for you. The HCG diet is one of the best very low calorie diets, as it is highly effective and designed to work for everyone. It is definitely worth at least one round before you attempt other dieting methods, as there is a three week option and a six week option both available, and you can choose whichever option you think might work well for you.

To learn more about how the HCG diet can benefit you and how well it works as a very low calorie diet, click here to speak to a medical provider now.

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8 Tips For Dealing With Hunger on the HCG Diet

8 Tips For Dealing With Hunger on the HCG DietInevitably you are going to experience at least some hunger when you are on the HCG diet, but there are several ways to deal with it, and in this article we will be going over some of the top strategies to deal with hunger and how you can reduce it as much as possible. In general, during the early stages of the diet you can expect to be hungrier, but toward the middle and the end of the diet it starts to get easier. Your body is adjusting to a lower calorie intake during the first week as well as the metabolizing effects of the HCG hormone, so it isn’t always that easy to suppress your appetite, but these tricks can help you.

Use water to suppress your appetite

Drinking a ton of water is very helpful for hunger control, and it will help make your meals more filling. Be sure that you’re drinking the recommended half gallon to one gallon of water each day, and be consistent with it. The more dehydrated that you are on a low calorie diet, the more likely that you are to cheat. Dehydration has been shown to lead to increased hunger in several studies, and it’s easy to fix that problem just by getting enough water in your diet. Tea can also be a substitute for water, but be sure that you don’t add anything to it outside of stevia and lemon or lime juice, and natural sparkling water without additives is another option.

Coffee works well as an appetite suppressant

Another appetite suppressant that works well is coffee. The caffeine in coffee helps to control your appetite naturally, and it is quite effective. But you should be sure to drink black coffee and avoid adding any sweeteners or other ingredients that have calories. Adding stevia to your coffee or non-fat milk in small amounts should be okay, but talk to your medical provider before adding any dairy to your diet. The effect that coffee can have on you can be quite substantial in terms of its appetite suppressant effect, but if you are sensitive to it, you might need to limit your consumption to just a few cups per day.

Green or black tea can work for hunger suppressing as well

Black tea and green tea are two good appetite suppressants, with green tea being superior because of certain compounds that can cause weight loss. In particular, green tea lowers the appetite by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down dopamine and norepinephrine. Green tea also releases another hormone called CCK which immediately reduces the appetite. This same hormone is released after consuming a meal. In addition, green tea’s polyphenols can increase thermogenesis or natural fat burning. Green tea doesn’t have any negative effects on the cardiovascular system unlike unnatural compounds and additives. In general, it’s a perfect drink for the HCG diet, along with black tea, and again you have to be careful to avoid adding any sugar or dairy products in your tea, but stevia, lemon juice and other approved HCG diet seasonings are allowed.

Split your meals up

By splitting your meals up throughout the day, it can be a lot easier to control your appetite, but this varies from one person to another. Some people do better when they consume most of their calories at just one meal and then basically fast for the remaining period (while staying hydrated), while other people prefer to split the meals up into two or more. It’s definitely worth a shot to experiment with different methods when it comes to this. If you find that you are extremely hungry during the day and you’ve been splitting your meals up, try the opposite and eat most of your calories in one sitting.

Be sure that you’re getting adequate protein

You definitely want to be sure that you’re getting the recommended 3.5 ounces of protein per meal while on the HCG diet. Neglecting this will definitely make the diet a lot harder than it needs to be. The protein breaks down gradually and helps to control your blood sugar levels, which in turn will keep you feeling satiated between your meals. But if you substitute the protein for more vegetable or fruit servings, you won’t be as satiated and you’re be more likely to feel low in energy. If you are vegetarian, there are options available for whey protein shakes and other protein replacements, but you should never skip the protein requirement.

Limit your physical activity during Phase 2

It might seem counterintuitive, but you should definitely limit your physical activity during phase 2 of the diet. This is because you are only limited to 500 calories per day, and if you start to exert yourself or do more physical activity than you’re used to for any reason, it will end up draining you. You’ll feel hungry much more often and you’ll be more likely to slip up if you increase your activity level. When you start Phase 2, be sure that you aren’t changing anything up in terms of your routine, for instance if you don’t walk a lot regularly, don’t start increasing your walking distance, otherwise you might start to experience some difficulties with the diet.

Increase your vegetable servings

If you’ve tried everything else and you are still finding that you’re hungry on the diet, try to increase your vegetable servings a little bit. You can consult with your medical provider and find out of it is okay to increase your vegetable servings while decreasing your fruit servings or your breadstick option. By doing this you’ll be adding more fiber to your diet and you can increase the number of meals that you have each day. Also, another great option for the HCG diet is to make soups, which are more filling and in general you can eat larger quantities without having to worry about calories. Soups and salads are great meal options and be sure that you are getting the recommended serving sizes for each type of vegetable.

At Nu Image Medical we provide you with plenty of details regarding this, and if you have any difficulties with hunger or other problems on the diet you can always ask your medical provider questions. To learn more about the HCG diet or to ask questions, click here to talk to a medical provider at Nu Image Medical today.

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