Your HCG Journey is nearly at an end. The excess weight has gone, your body has been sculpted and you are excited about returning to “normal”, or should I say the new normal! You’ve come this far but do not forget there is one more important HCG diet phase to go, the maintenance phase…and this friends, is possibly the most important phase as it should be the way you eat for the rest of your life.
So to ensure the perfect HCG diet end game here are some do’s and don’ts…
- WATER, if you didn’t drink much before, but began on the HCG diet, don’t stop! If you were clever from the beginning you would have been consuming alkaline water making sure your body gets the best, so don’t forget drink a minimum of 2 litters a day!
- Exercise is back in your life! Now your calorie intake has increased start exercising, begin with an hour walk per day, maybe a little cycling, yoga, a light jog. Use your imagination but don’t overdo it just yet.
- Organic food. Yes it’s more expensive, but the benefits are proven, the quality and taste are better, and you are treating your body as a temple!
- Get plenty of sleep. Eight hours sleep is the suggested amount for a healthy lifestyle. It is also proven that a lack of sleep leads to a more unhealthy diet, so enjoy your time in bed.
- Do not think the job is done. The HCG diet protocol ultimately works only if you complete all phases. It’s easy to misunderstand that if you complete the HCG diet phase 2, where the weight loss is apparent, that you have achieved your target…wrong! All phases are important for optimum results and the maintenance phase is crucial to maintaining your new weight and a healthier you.
- Avoid highly refined sugars, such as fructose, sucrose and dextrose.
- No artificial sweeteners. They are not good for the body anyway! Nutrasweet, Splenda, Aspartame, Sucralose should all be avoided.
- Avoid nitrites, this is difficult! If like me you love bacon, then unless you can get your hands on the organic variety, you will be consuming nitrites, but then again we do deserve a treat occasionally…don’t we?
The last thing I will say is try and shop at local farmers markets or stores such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Wild Oats, read the ingredient list on the label and make a wise choice, you’ve come this far don’t ruin it!