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The following information is for educational purposes only. Due to new FDA Compounding Guidelines and Telehealth Certifications,
Nu Image Medical no longer offers the HCG Weight Loss Program. GOOD NEWS! We have developed something better and easier: WAYT-less!

HCG Diet Mistakes to Avoid

HCG Diet Mistakes to Avoid
When you're on the HCG diet you have to be careful about  the most common HCG diet mistakes to avoid, as they can throw your diet off entirely and lead to a wide range of different problems with your weight loss. The protocol for the diet is very strict and it's essential that you stick to it during the critical Phase 2 of the diet, as well as making sure that you're eating healthy during Phase 3 and beyond. Planning out your diet carefully can help you to avoid many of these common mistakes and paying attention to the requirements of the protocol. Make sure that you review the protocol as thoroughly as possible before starting the diet and follow these other tips to help you through the diet.

Don't start the diet without taking the time to learn the protocol

As previously mentioned you'll want to take a few hours to get familiar with the requirements of the diet. For example, there are a wide range of foods that are not allowed on the diet and eating any of those foods can end up causing weight gain. There are several other requirements such as making sure that you stick to the 500-550 calorie per day limit, making sure that you only eat fruits and vegetables from the allowable list, avoiding starch, sugar, and any protein that is high in fat, and only eating the protein choices that are allowed on the diet. These are a few of the most important requirements of the diet along with the injection protocol that you have to become familiar with

Use a diet with medical providers on staff

When you purchase the HCG diet from Nu Image Medical you can ask our medical providers any questions about the diet and the protocol prior to starting it. This is one of the main benefits of using our diet compared to most others that you will find online, and it allows you to plan your diet out properly and address any specific concerns that you may have. For example, you may want to find out whether or not you can consume more calories because of physical activity requirements of your job, and our experienced and skilled medical providers can customize your diet for you if this is necessary while still ensuring that you get the most weight loss possible out of it.

Make sure that you are taking the hormone regularly

The HCG hormone is an integral part of the diet and by taking it daily it will help to guarantee that the diet will work for you. Be careful to avoid skipping a day of the hormone because it may seem like a minor thing but it definitely can affect your weight loss, and you might notice a plateau or other slowdown if you skip the injection for several days in a row. Be sure to pick an option that will work better for you whether it is the drops or the injections, and stick to the schedule when you are on Phase 2 of the diet.

Plan out your weekly meals

It's also important to plan out your weekly meals so that you don't have to make last minute preparations. This isn't totally necessary if you are very familiar with the requirements of the diet because you might be able to make whatever meal that you need on short notice, but for many people it makes more sense to plan the weekly meals out carefully so that you don't go over the calorie limit or use anything that isn't approved for the diet. You can shop for the week ahead of time to make things simple and take a few hours to plan your meals out, and at Nu Image Medical you get the benefit of having several recipes to choose from.

Don't drink anything with calories in it

You have to be extra careful to avoid any drinks with even the smallest amount of calories in them from sugar or anything else. Even mixing juice with carbonated water or watering it down is extremely bad when you're on the HCG diet, and if you have the habit of drinking juice, soda or other drinks that have calories in them you'll have to take a break when you're on the HCG diet. Be extremely careful about this because drinks with calories in them can easily lead to weight gain and cause a wide range of other problems with the diet that you will definitely want to avoid.

Don't use protein that has too high of a fat content

Be extremely picky about the protein options that you use for the HCG diet. There are several types of protein that just won't work like beef with even a moderate amount of fat, chicken thighs, fatty fish, pork, and other meat that is high in fat. You have a list of allowed protein sources on the HCG diet which include very lean beef, chicken breast, several types of white fish and low fat fish, shrimp, and lobster. You have to really stick to this list on the diet even though chicken thighs and beef and other higher fat protein choices can be perfectly healthy when you're not on the HCG diet. The extra fat can definitely cause problems and lower your rate of weight loss.

Don't use an inexperienced diet provider

It's important to pick an experienced company for the HCG diet. It's a carefully structured medical diet that requires high quality pharmaceutical grade HCG as well as medical providers who can assist you and help you through the diet when needed. There are perhaps dozens or more online providers that simply don't have the experience or the medical licensing to be able to offer the HCG diet safely to their customers. You'll often get an inaccurate or incomplete protocol from these companies along with a hormone product that may be impure, the wrong concentration, or it may even contain harmful ingredients.

It's just not worth the risk when the diet at Nu Image Medical is affordable and is guaranteed to be safe for you with the highest quality and purest pharmaceutical grade HCG.

To learn more about our diet or to ask any questions that you may have, talk to a medical provider at Nu Image Medical today, or order the diet and get a free medical consult.

About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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