The HCG diet is great and I recommend it. But I also know people are on other diets or are trying to eat healthy while between rounds on the HCG drops.
So here are the top 7 ways to stick to any eating plan.
Know your “Why”
Why are you doing this diet? To just lose weight? How much weight? When do you want to achieve it? Do you want to fit into a specific pair of jeans? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you just want to look good naked? Whatever it is you need to know it and write it down. If you don’t have a clear reason why you will give up at the first sign of adversity.
Prepare ahead of time
This is especially true about the HCG diet. Prepare those meals ahead of time or at least cut up your protein and have it weighed out so you can throw it on the grill. This will keep you from saying “I was in a hurry so I had to eat X”. Plus it makes your whole day stress free because you already know what you are going to eat and when. There is no guesswork.
Eat before you go to any event
I can’t tell you how many emails I get saying “I’m going to this wedding reception/party/barbeque whatever, what do I do? Help!”. Just relax, eat your meal before you go. This will keep temptation low. I’ve also noticed that a lot of people worry about what others think of them if they don’t eat what’s there. Are you kidding me? No one is paying that close of attention, and if they are and judge you for it then why would you care about such a pathetic person? Relax, no one notices and if they do they don’t care. People are too worried about themselves to give you situation much though. So don’t cheat, it’s not worth it and you don’t have to.
If you do cheat, do it small and then get back on track
It’s rarely worth it to cheat. But if you must then have a bite or two then move on. If you go crazy and have a lot more, then just get back on track and forgive yourself. Most people after going crazy decide to give up. Don’t! Just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean you should give up. Giving up won’t help you lose weight.
Get rid of the bad food BEFORE you start
It’s hard enough to be on a diet with all the ads on TV and what your kids are eating. So to make it easier on yourself make sure to remove temptation from the house. Get rid of all the bad food and drinks. Get rid of coupons for fast food. Turn the TV off. Get rid of that secret stash you have. I know most people say “well I’m saving it for later, I don’t want to waste it.” Don’t kid yourself. Get rid of it now so you don’t have to deal with it.
Drink a lot of water, then drink some more.
If you get hungry then drink your water. You should have your water bottle with you at all times. You’ll be amazed at how much water will help you not only stave off hunger, but make you feel better and lose weight quicker. So keep you water with you at all times and take a drink when you are feeling like cheating or you are hungry. It helps a ton!
Keep going no matter what
We all make mistakes and we all run into situations that are tough. Just remember to keep going. Quitting doesn’t help. Keep going until you hit that goal. You can do this and it’s so worth it.
That’s it for now. I can think of some more but those are the big ones. Use these tips while using your HCG drops or on any other diet plan.