Do's and Don'ts of the HCG Diet (Part 1 of 2)
HCG Diet Do's and Don'ts: Here are some critical HCG diet tips to help you easily, effortlessly, and effectively complete the HCG diet. Simply follow these HCG diet guidelines for a better, successful HCG diet experience!
HCG Diet Do #1: Check Ingredients
Make sure that all of your personal care items are HCG diet friendly. So look on our HCG diet safe list for hygiene products to get what you need for the HCG diet.
- Lotion: Baby Oil, Mineral Oil, or Tiffalina's Oil-Free Lotion
- Lip Moisturizer: Baby Oil, Mineral Oil, or Tiffalina's Oil-Free Lip Moisturizer
- Shampoo & Conditioner: Herbal Essences Drama Clean Shampoo and Conditioner or Tiffalina's Oil-Free Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body Wash: Dove Bar Soap or if you like liquid soap, Tiffalina's Oil-Free Body Wash
- Hand Soap: Softsoap Hand Wash Aquarium Series or Tiffalina's Oil-Free Hand soap
- Deodorant: Crystal Deodorant Stick or Secret Flawless Clear Crystal Deodorant (Clear Gel) (Clean Powder Scent)
- Toothpaste: Ultrabright Toothpaste or some people mix small amount of baking soda and water for a homemade toothpaste for the HCG diet
Save time using the Tiffalina's HCG Personal Care Items, the only personal care line specifically formulated for use on the HCG diet. It will save you hours of reading labels at 10 different stores to find the perfect HCG safe personal care items.
HCG Diet Do #2: Stay Busy
Find an activity that you like to do that doesn’t involve food to keep your mind busy while on HCG.
HCG Diet Do #3: If you're hungry, split up your meals
Be aware that you are allowed to separate your meal, to help ease hunger on the HCG diet. Therefore you get 2 meals and 2 snacks during a day on the HCG diet. The HCG meat servings and HCG vegetables servings must stay together at lunch and dinner time, but the HCG fruit servings and HCG carb servings can be moved around as breakfast or snacks if you need to eat more than 2 times per day.
For example, you may prefer to do this:
- 9:00am: Apple and Grissini Stick
- 12:00pm: 100 grams of Chicken, 2 cups of Baby Spinach
- 3:00pm: 6 Strawberries, and 2 Melba Rounds
- 6:00pm: 100 grams of Steak, 1 cup diced Tomatoes
HCG Diet Do #4: Get HCG Safe Sweeteners
Make sure all your sweeteners are allowed on the HCG diet. As you may already know there are two sweeteners allowed on the HCG diet, stevia and saccharin. Saccharin is artificial and it a known carcinogen, therefore we stick to using all-natural, healthy stevia as the sweetener we recommend for the HCG diet.
The brand of stevia you choose on the HCG diet is also important. Brands such as Stevia in the Raw, Z-sweet, Truvia, etc. are not allowed on HCG phase 2 because they have added 'filler' sweeteners that are not pure stevia. We recommend the SweetLeaf brand for HCG stevia because it's one of the only pure stevia products on the market. If you want to check your brand of stevia to see if it's safe for the HCG diet look at the ingredients for words Check your stevia for any words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin.
Sweetleaf stevia comes in powdered packs or flavored stevia liquid. See the full list of stevia flavors here.
HCG Diet Do #5: Stay Motivated
Measure your progress to help you stay motivated. Track your weight loss by writing it down, or using a tracking app (such as Happy Scale). And take bodily measurements once a week to see how your body is changing. We recommend to record body measurements for the following areas (at least):
- Upper Arm
When you have a way to track and measure your weight loss and inches lost if can help you be thankful for how much you lose overall and keep you motivated to keep going.
HCG Diet Do #6: Spice It Up Right
Most store-bought mixes spices are not allowed on the HCG diet because they contain sugars, oils, or other ingredients that are not allowed on the HCG diet. Most plain, simple, pure spices are listed on the HCG diet spice list but if you are looking for approved brands of mixed spices on the HCG diet we recommend the Perfect Portions brand of HCG Spices. These spices are sweetened with only stevia and are all-natural. See the full list of HCG spices here.
HCG Spice List:
- Fresh Plain Spices
- & many, many more.
- Pre-Made HCG Spices
HCG Diet Do #7: Love Your Morning Coffee or Tea
Start your day off with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea with some good HCG stevia flavors, like English Toffee HCG Stevia or Chocolate HCG Stevia. Starting your day off right with something tasty can help keep you from cheating on the HCG diet.
HCG Diet Do #8: Prepare Your Meat Correctly
All HCG meats must be weighed to 3.5 oz/100g BEFORE cooking. They should be weighed raw and have all visible fat trimmed. It is important to cook the meat using no butter, oil, or other form of fat (ie boil, grill, bake, use non-stick cookware, etc.).
You can order HCG meats from us that are already prepared, measured, and de-fatted. Click here to see all of the HCG meats that we sell.
HCG Diet Do #9: Weight Daily
WEIGH EVERY MORNING while on HCG P2 at about the same time in about the same clothes and with the same scale.
We recommend weight every morning, as soon as you wake up. Go to the bathroom, and step on the scale. It's important to weigh everyday so you can monitor progress on the HCG diet.
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