The HCG diet doesn't have that many costs associated with it, but if you purchase it locally from your medical provider it can be quite expensive. Buying the diet locally and then getting regular checkups can end up costing you $1,000 or more, and the costs will add up quickly.
The diet can actually save you money on several different daily costs in your life, and it is still one of the most affordable diets out there. The diet is designed to last just 23 or 43 days so you won't have to purchase very much of the hormone.
To save money on the diet you can purchase it online, and here are several other ways to save money that you may benefit from:
#1 Buy the HCG diet online
You have to be careful with this because there are several providers that sell homeopathic and other HCG products that are actually illegal. Nu Image Medical is one of the only HCG providers that sells the hormone through a prescription after a medical evaluation and history checkup to ensure that the diet is safe. Never purchase a homeopathic HCG product as it is a waste of money; it will not contain any real HCG and it will not result in any fat burning effect during the diet.
#2 Buy frozen foods
Frozen foods last longer and won't spoil, and for several of the foods allowed on the diet you can purchase them frozen. Buying frozen food will save you a lot of money on the diet but of course the quality is a consideration as well. One idea is to purchase some or all of your protein fresh, since protein quality tends to be more affected by freezing, and purchase your vegetables and fruits frozen.
#3 Don't eat at restaurants
If you eat in restaurants you will end up spending several hundreds of dollars throughout the diet unnecessarily. Also, you definitely run the risk of breaking the protocol unless you are very specific with your instructions on how to prepare the food. Unless you have a big budget for dining out, your best bet is to prepare your own meals. Take a break from dining out and save money while enjoying the benefits of home cooked organic foods. Most HCG dieters enjoy the process of preparing their own meals and several HCG recipes are quite easy to prepare.
#4 Cook HCG recipes in bulk
By cooking your HCG recipes in bulk you will save both time and money, as it is generally less expensive to purchase food in bulk. Many dieters cook their meals for two to three days in advance, and most HCG diet foods will last for at least a few days in the refrigerator. For example you can prepare several servings of a chicken breast recipe at once and use it as one of your main meals throughout the week.
#5 Pause your gym membership for a month
You can't perform heavy exercise during Phase 2 of the HCG diet since it is a VLCD. Many gyms allow you to "pause" your membership for a period of time and then resume it, so ask your gym about pausing your membership at the beginning of the diet to save a bit of money. You can resume your membership as soon as Phase 2 is completed and there's no point in paying for the gym when you won't be able to go.
#6 Hold off on personal training
Just as with exercise you should hold off on personal training during the diet. This can save you hundreds of dollars if you have a regular personal trainer, and you can always resume your training during Phase 3 once you are off of the VLCD. The same goes for any other type of physically intensive workout classes such as yoga or amateur athletics; they must be paused during the duration of the diet but only until Phase 3.
#7 - Get a checkup after the diet to see if you can be taken off any medications
The HCG diet can correct several chronic health problems especially when it is repeated more than once. For instance many dieters have experienced lower blood pressure or lower cholesterol after the diet is over, and there are hundreds of health benefits of HCG diet foods as well. If you have to use medication for blood pressure for instance you may be able to get off of your medication after the diet is over. This should only be discussed with your medical provider of course, but you should get a checkup before and after the diet and see if you can reduce any of your medications safely.
#8 - Purchase your HCG supplements online
Buying your supplements online can save you quite a bit of money compared to buying them locally or from a local clinic, and the quality can be substantially better as well. There are also specific supplements such as vitamin and mineral supplements that you should strongly consider taking with the HCG diet that may not be available locally. At Nu Image Medical we sell a wide range of supplements that are affordable and designed to perfectly fit with the diet, and you can purchase them in a bundle to save money.
So although the HCG diet can be a bit of a challenge it can offset some of your other costs, and most importantly you can't put a price on looking better, being healthier, and feeling better. The diet is life transforming and it will reduce your chance of developing one of the chronic illnesses associated with obesity. Looking at the big picture, the cost of treating an obesity related illness can add up to tens of thousands of dollars of the course of several years.
If you need to lose weight the most important thing is to take action today, and the HCG diet program offered by Nu Image Medical lets you experience the incredible weight loss results of the diet at an affordable price. For more information on the HCG diet and how to save money by purchasing it online, click here.