There are things that you can and cannot do on the HCG diet. If you are used to unhealthy habits you must stop it. The things you can do on the HCG diet are to maintain and follow the protocol. If you are new in the diet, your body will undergo in adjusting to the protocol. The reason why there is a restriction on lifestyle is that it will help on the rapid weight loss. Eating too much in one meal sitting is the cause of weight gain.
Too much food causes bloating on the stomach. It causes expansion of the stomach and it will be distended. You cannot do overeating on the HCG diet. Even in the loading phase, you have to make sure that you will find time to rest the tummy. Do not load it with much food until you will get sick. You still have to follow proper loading to maintain health.
Do not load on beverages and other foods that are loaded with calories. These are the things that you must let go while you are on the HCG diet. Beverages can trigger other hormones that are not good during the diet. It has also chemicals that may affect the work of the HCG hormones in weight loss. Alcohol has an irritant effect on the stomach.
There are also cases that you must get rid of stress. The most harmful stress that you might encounter is emotional stress. It is because it is always associated with emotional eating. Eating in response to emotions is not good because it will trigger stress hormones. Stress hormones are the main reason that the body gains weight naturally. This kind of stress is usually faced by finding comfort through eating. Emotional stress also affects the metabolism as well as weight loss. There is positive stress which is known as the eustress. This is the kind of stress that motivates the person. Eustress is more on motivation to do better. This kind of stress is good. However, there is still a need to take care because it may cause overworking.
Do not indulge in fats and calories
This reminder will pop up from time to time. Fats and calories are the restricted items on the HCG diet. The VLCD only allows 500 calories each day. Fats must be stopped the moment you step on the VLCD. You must be very careful about these things each time you will eat.