What are the Side Effects of Following the hCG Diet?
Some side effects of hCG diet are mild headaches experienced by some people who use hCG diet drops. However, these cases are rare and most people do not experience them at all. Another hCG side effect reported to us is craving for foods you shouldn’t eat on the diet. This is especially common with people who normally eat a lot of sugar in their daily diets. The good news is that it will normally last only a few days and the first week is the hardest to get through. The hCG diet gets a lot easier over time. I experienced this personally and many have reported the same thing to me. Just stick with the diet. As the saying goes with hCG dieters, “you can do anything for just three weeks”. That is true and the end result of the weight lost is well worth the effort.
What I have also been told in the past, is that when you are craving sugar, what your body is really asking for is fruit. This is how we are programmed, to eat mainly vegetables, fruit and some meat for your best health. If you give your body the fruit it is asking for, this will stop the sugar cravings. The good news here again, is that 2 pieces of fruit are permitted daily while on the diet. So make sure not to skip your fruit.
Also in regards to the hunger cravings some may have, I can’t emphasize enough the need to drink your water. I know most of us don’t normally drink 8 glasses of water a day, but it is not optional and is a must while on the hCG diet. When you drink either black coffee or unsweetened tea, you can also count these towards the eight glass requirement. Here is a tip for you, try using flavored Stevia in your water. I personally like the lemon and orange flavors a lot. This will make drinking your water less boring.
While surfing the Internet, you may come across some other side effects mentioned about hCG dieting. Keep in mind that these apply to persons using hCG for pregnancy and not weight loss. The pregnancy hCG injections are different from the Homeopathic hCG drops that you will be using on the hCG weight loss program. There are no serious side effects reported from using hCG drops. In my opinion, it is the safest way to lose weight.