Organic Foods: Are They Safer and More Nutritious than Non-organic?

Buying organic foods is quickly becoming a trend among the growing number of consumers who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Grocery stores that only sold conventionally grown foods a few short years ago are now embracing natural, organic, and locally grown produce. You can find organic fruits and vegetables right beside their non-organic counterparts [...] Read More

HCG Diet Side Effects Explained: Hair Loss on HCG

First of all, hair loss on HCG is reported much less often with homeopathic HCG than it is with HCG injections/HCG shots. Most people experience some amount of hair loss, noticeable or not, but very few people report seeing major hair loss during the HCG Diet.Hair loss on HCG can happen for one of two [...] Read More

HCG Success Stories: Jill’s HCG Before and After

Here is a great HCG Diet success story from one of our DIY HCG customers, Jill B. Doesn’t she look amazing?!She lost over 58 pounds in 3 rounds of the HCG Diet!Here's a little about Jill's experience with the HCG Diet in her own words:My weight loss journey started almost 6 months ago, back in the middle of September 2010. I [...] Read More

HCG Diet Advice – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

We see so many HCG companies out there talking about the HCG Diet that mislead customers all the time. This is so hard for us to watch and we are always working to make sure good, sound advice is always being put out on the internet and in the publications that we at DIY HCG write and sell. But, [...] Read More

Phase 2 HCG Recipes: Steak with Tomato Mint Salsa

Recipe by Claudia MasonHCG Safe Recipe Ingredients: 100 g SteakSalt and pepper to tastePinch Cayenne pepper1 medium Tomato, diced1 ½ tablespoons fresh mint, chopped1 clove Garlic, minced½ Lemon, juiced2 Melba rounds or 1 Grissini Breadstick1 serving VLCD-approved fruit of choiceSeason the steak with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. On a George Foreman Grill or in a [...] Read More

Here Comes the Sun – Tanning on the HCG Diet

Exposing yourself to sun or tanning beds isn’t the best thing for your health in general, but it can be especially detrimental during the VLCD of the HCG Diet and can really take a toll on your HCG weight loss.This is because when our skin is exposed to these things, our body excretes certain toxins. [...] Read More

Olive Oil vs. Canola Oil – Which Is Better?

     vs.     Your body needs healthy fats in order to function properly - and to lose weight. Healthy fats come in the form of foods like avocados and nuts as well as the oils you cook with. Olive oil and canola oil tend to go head to head in their competition to be touted the healthiest cooking [...] Read More

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