The HCG diet protocol uses the natural impact of specific foods as well as the natural hormone HCG to produce significant results among users quickly. Typically, most people experience weight loss on the order of 4 times the level they would get dieting alone. The diet is essential for success, even though it is less important if a person is not using the hormone to help them lose weight. HCG acts to boost metabolic functioning and decrease appetite, thus allowing for weight loss without any plateau effects or stagnant results. Many people who diet quickly find that their body reacts to their effort negatively, typically by lowering metabolism. However, with HCG, this process is prevented from occurring at near the level it does normally. Metabolism is kept far above the baseline, and the reduced calories a person is taking in will quickly result in significant weight loss.
Many people wonder just what they need to eat to lose the most weight on the HCG protocol. We have outlined these sorts of things before, particularly with regarding to maximizing HCG Plus success. However, many things should be kept in mind depending on which program the person is doing. On the original protocol, it’s important to not mix vegetables or fruits at the same time. This can create problems with the very reduced calorie level and how their body actually responds to weight loss in that fashion. Additionally, HCG on the modern approach allows for some mixing of fruits and vegetables, but it is still generally limited on what kind of things are permitted. Nothing high in carbohydrates is allowed on either method, as this can actually cause the person’s metabolism to drop considerably regardless of the hormone’s influence (the person’s brain will actually excrete a hormone which counteracts HCG in the presence of carbs).
The Great Losing Game
Many people struggle to pin down just what makes the HCG diet work so well, and even researchers are not completely sure. What is certain is that most people who use the hormone will lose a tremendous amount of weight following the simple protocol. Phase 2 is the primary area where people are concerned about what they eat during the protocol, and this is where most of the food limitations come in. For many, a sandwich for lunch is common, yet on phase 2 bread is not permitted. Though melba toast and grissini is permitted, actual bread is not allowed due to the yeast and high carbs. The carbs are also very complex in bread, making them hard to break down, and causing an excess in the production of key hormones. Typically people eat lean beef, chicken or fish for lunch and dinner, along with several vegetable items (or fruit items) with each meal. On the classic protocol, the choices were limited, typically only allowing for a handful of vegetables (cabbage, collards, spinach, etc.). On the modern approach as we describe in our quick start guide, most vegetables and fruits are allowed, besides those high in carbs (such as corn, rice, or potatoes). This typically allows for people to maintain a high metabolic rate as their body is constantly digesting different things each day and for each meal. One thing is important to keep in mind, regardless of the method chosen, commitment and the use of real HCG often decide the outcome.