HCG Diet Side Effects Explained: Muscle Cramps on HCG

Many people experience muscle cramping while on the HCG Diet. They’re not fun, but they’re just another side effect of HCG and of getting to lose so much weight so quickly.If the cramping is mild, first make sure you’re drinking enough water because it might just be because of dehydration. If you’re definitely getting enough [...] Read More

How to Relax – For Real

How to Relax - For RealYou've heard it a million times: When you're stressed out, you should breathe deeply, or count to ten, or imagine fluffy pink bunnies jumping over rainbows, or crack open a bottle of wine. Wait! Scratch that last one. This article isn't about self-medicating your stress away, but it's also not about the "top five best [...] Read More

HCG Success Stories: Rebecca’s HCG Before and After

Here is a great success story from one of our DIY HCG Diet customers, Rebecca…So inspiring!Total weight loss of 82 pounds in 3 rounds on the HCG Diet! As you can see from the pictures; she experienced a dramatic change in the look of her face because of weight loss in her cheeks, chin, and neck.Good job Rebecca, [...] Read More

10 Ways to Invest in Yourself

by Dr. Carmen Harra, clinical psychologist and relationship expertHonestly answer these three questions: When was the last time I did something I loved? What have I done to better myself in the past month? To whom do I listen? You will better understand how your energy is consumed based on your answers. If you feel you deserve more self-care, [...] Read More

Surviving the First Week of the VLCD

The first five days of the HCG Very Low Calorie Diet can be the absolute toughest days you might experience on the HCG Diet. HCG affects all of us differently, but in general, there are three primary reasons for the headaches and hunger pains felt in these first few days of the VLCD on HCG.Psychological hunger. It’s all in [...] Read More

(Don’t) Feel the Burn – Exercise on the HCG Diet

The idea of exercising while dieting is one that everyone is totally used to. But the idea of not exercising while dieting can be a tough one for some people to understand.With the HCG Diet, you DO NOT NEED TO EXERCISE. In fact, you probably shouldn’t exercise much at all during the HCG VLCD.The best [...] Read More

​Which Has the Most Health Benefits: Eggs or Avocados?

                          vs.       Both eggs and avocados have had their share of demonizing. During the misguided low-fat craze of the 1990s, trendy restaurants whipped up egg-white omelets, and Mexican restaurants put the guacamole on the naughty side of the beans and rice, where many health-conscious people left [...] Read More

HCG Diet Side Effects Explained: Low Energy on HCG

Most people feel energized during the HCG Diet, but some people may find themselves in an energy slump during the VLCD of the HCG Diet. There are a couple of reasons for this, as well as a couple of solutions.Reasons:If it’s the first week on the HCG VLCD, it’s pretty normal. It’s just another part [...] Read More

How can I avoid intimidation when going to a group exercise class?

 After the birth of my 3rd child, I decided it was time to get back in shape by joining a step aerobics class at the local fitness center. I went in ready to change my figure, step-in-hand. The instructor seemed nice, young, and very energetic. The music started and I very quickly realized not only [...] Read More