Sticking to the HCG Diet protocol is imperative for your weight loss success. Only if you stay committed and follow the 500-calories-per-day diet will you achieve the desired weight loss. The average loss on the HCG Diet is 0.5 to 1 pound every day! However, we are all human and have the urge to cheat now and again. You must learn how to avoid cheating and minimize the impact if you do cheat.
Consider the Cost
When you have the desire to cheat on the HCG Diet you should first think about the cost. We are referring to the monetary cost as well as the emotional cost and the investment of time. Contemplate how much you have invested with regard to HCG sublingual drops. Include not only the cost of the drops but the time you have spent working hard thus far.
Criteria for Healthy Snacks on the HCG Maintenance Phase
Many dieters begin to get nervous when their HCG round is coming to an end. They worry about what to eat in the Maintenance Phase. During this time, you are trying to achieve a new weight set point. Its very important to continue keeping sugar and starches out of your diet. After the initial three weeks on this phase of the HCG Diet, you will begin to slowly add sugars and starches back into your diet.
There is no need to be nervous. Remember these simple rules when selecting snacks for the HCG Maintenance Phase.
When selecting snacks you need to pay more attention to sugar than fat. The only exception is the natural sugar found in fruits. You will, however, avoid very sweet fruits like melons, grapes, etc. during this time. The only time you want to choose a low-fat or non-fat option is when you buy dairy. With dairy products, the fat has not been replaced with sugar in order to make the product low-fat or non-fat. Be mindful though with yogurts and watch the sugar content. Preferably go with a Greek style of yogurt with no sugar, no honey or other sweeteners added. Remember you can add Stevia to sweeten it.
If you are about to undergo in-vitro fertilization, then you may be wondering whether there is a special pre IVF diet plan to follow to increase you chances of success. There are many factors which influence the outcome and the speed of success and eating the right kinds of foods is one of them. To maximize the benefit, you should try to start modifying what you eat at least 2 months before your cycle, but of course, it’s always beneficial to improve your diet even if your IVF cycle has begun.
First off, lets look at what you shouldn’t be eating and ingesting. You should avoid foods which are produced with the addition of pesticides or growth hormones as these can negatively impact on the body. Also, foods with artificial additives should not be eaten-so choose butter over margarine, sugar (if necessary) over artificial sweeteners. Alcohol is best avoided and of course you should not smoke. Even be careful eating fruits and vegetables with traces of mold, as even if the affected part is cut off, the spores could have migrated to the rest. Minimize the amount of seafood you consume unless you are sure it does not contain mercury, which has been shown to cause birth defects.
Include seasonal fruits and vegetables which have been organically produced where possible. If not, ensure they are well-washed and you might want to consider peeling them where appropriate. Try to eat wholegrain foods and brown bread rather than white. Seeds, nuts and beans are good to include in a pre IVF diet plan, as are “healthy” oils, such as olive oil or sunflower oil. Low fat dairy foods are should also form part of a healthy diet, so include natural yogurt, skimmed milk and a little cheese. Any meat you eat should be lean and organic. Foods which are rich in Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid are very good for those trying to conceive, so you should ensure that you are eating plenty of leafy green vegetables, nuts and wholegrains for this reason alone.
A well-planned gestational diabetes diet can reverse the symptoms of gestational diabetes that you are exhibiting and enable you to enjoy a healthy delivery. Gestational diabetes develops in otherwise diabetes-free women, normally in the 24th to 28th weeks of their pregnancies. As with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes can be effectively controlled in most cases, and even reversed completely in many cases, through implementing a gestational diabetes diet and getting daily physical exercise. Remember, what causes diabetes mellitus is poor dieting and sedentary living year after year.
Gestational diabetes symptoms often go unnoticed or are not thought to be unusual given that the individual is pregnant. Most frequently, gestational diabetes symptoms include being very thirsty and having to pee many times every day. Many women just consider this a natural part of pregnancy and pay it no mind. However, if the thirst is a result of elevated blood-glucose levels, then the developing baby is put at risk if the symptoms are not controlled.
The excess glucose in the mothers bloodstream can pass through the placental wall and enter into the developing baby. Glucose in excess of what is required to fuel the babys development is then are stored as fat and can cause macrosomia (fat baby syndrome). Macrosomia can cause a number of health issues including:
The Paleo Diet or Paleolithic Diet is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. This controversial diet regimen advocates eating only foods that would have been available before the advent of agriculture, some 10,000 years ago or so.
While many agree that there is some valid science behind the claims made by the advocates of the Paleo Diet, a variety of current issues such as economics, culturally traditional diets, available food sources, population growth, and environmental impact seem to be ignored.
Proponents of the Paleo Diet claim that a variety of civilization diseases would be eliminated through the reversion to a pre-agricultural diet. These include, among others, obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.