Sweeteners on the HCG Diet
We all can get a sweet tooth and these cravings can make doing the diet impossible. But, there are some wonderfully perfect solutions that are not only calorie free, they are also good for you! Bye bye cravings!
Stevia, a natural zero glycemic response sweetener is my favorite sweetener. Liquid is great as is Stevia in the Raw, granular. It’s great for baking too!! It’s easy to find in any grocery store.
Zevia is a great softdrink also that can be drank on the HCG Diet. http://www.zevia.com/ Tons of flavors.
Most of us on the HCG Diet are familiar with stevia. As far as safety, here’s the most recent study published in 2003 in the Phytochemistry journalRead the abstract for yourself at PubMed: http://tinyurl.com/steviastudy.
There are other benefits to stevia also,
Organic Foods and Obesity
I have been accidentally doing research on Organic Food and Obesity for the last 6 years. Yep, being a diet coach, namely the HCG Diet Shots, we require that our patients eat mainly Organic Foods. I have spoken with thousands of dieters and have a lot of experience with people that eat preservative, MSG laden, pesticide filled foods. The Organic group routinely succeed while the group that eats the ‘non-organic’ food have a larger “fail” rate. I have been looking for the reason why for quite a while.
I am not a scientist or a Doctor so I will quote studies and give my opinion, OK?
Think about this: When one burns a lot of fat (and this routinely happens on the HCG Diet Injections) one almost always release toxins into their bloodstream. This can cause temporary discomfort but this is the subject of another article.
So, if there are toxins in the fat, here is my supposition.
My Story - Results ARE Typical
I have always struggled with my weight. Up and down, up and down. I’ve lost it watching calories, counting carbs, and exercising.....several times. I always gained it back. In 2008, I went through a very stressful situation and gained 25 lbs in one year. I reached my heaviest weight-ever. I felt terrible, I was taking blood pressure medicine, and I was put simply-FAT! I hated it. I hated the way I felt. I thought about it all of the time.
I heard about the HCG diet. I asked my NP about it. She was all for it and told me that she prescribes it herself, all of the time. Most importantly, she said that it’s totally safe, and IT WORKS! I was skeptical, but desperate, so I decided to go for it.
My sister started Nelson on the HCG Diet
The Real Success
I work with a gentleman who did the HCG shots. This is a big guy, a tough guy from NY, who clearly likes to eat, and likes to drink beer even more. He’s a typical New Yorker and a major skeptic. Injecting a female hormone into his body, what!?
He’s got a big beer belly and is about 68 years old. He’s our maintenance guy, and I’ve often wondered how he completes his daily tasks with so much extra weight on him.
Caring about him, I convinced him to do the HCG Diet Shots.
As he began the HCG shots, I honestly had some doubts because he was so set in his poor eating habits.
HCG DIET DANGERS AND SIDE EFFECTS
In all of the people that I have dealt with - and I ask for any problems that occur - I have never heard of a bad side effect.
Many Doctors say that it’s safer than tap water.
When a woman is pregnant, during the beginning, they produce about 1,000,000 IU’s of HCG. On the HCG Diet injections a person will take .002% of this! And I’ve never heard of anyone being harmed by 1 million units, much less 200 IU/day.
This is enough HCG for your body to be triggered to get rid of abnormal fat stores when you are eating a low calorie diet. Amazing, huh?
Even when the FDA decided that the Homeopathic Drops were illegal, they said,