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  • HCG Diet Mistakes to Avoid
    The HCG diet protocol is not that detailed, but it does have a few requirements that you have to stick to. One of the biggest mistakes that dieters make is to not follow every aspect of the protocol. The requirements include avoiding cosmetics with lotion, sticking to a very specific list of HCG diet foods, sticking to only HCG approved seasonings, avoiding exercise, etc. The list of requirements is published on our HCG diet manual, and you should read the manual at least one time so that you know what to expect once your diet starts. You don't want to image make mistakes just because you didn't take the time to read the manual, for example you should know which fruits and vegetables that you are allowed to eat or have the list of approved foods always available, and only stick to those foods. The more closely to stick to the recommendations, the more likely that the diet is to work for you.
    Mistake #2 - Guessing food portions
    The HCG diet requires careful measuring of portions to ensure that you don't eat too many calories and that your meals are not too large. The portion sizes of 100 grams of protein and 1 cup of vegetables per meal are very precise, and it is more important to be precise with your protein servings as opposed to the vegetable servings because of the fat content and extra calories. With the vegetables you can afford to be a little less accurate, but you still want to be as close as possible to the recommended portion sizes. Be sure to use have a food scale available to measure out your portion sizes accurately and stick to using it throughout the diet every time you cook, especially for Phase 2.
    Mistake #3 - Exercising on the diet
    Any exercise outside of your normal daily activity on the HCG diet is a mistake and can actually make your diet go a lot worse. Exercise can force you to eat too many calories and cause your weight loss to stall, or you may even gain weight. It is also potentially dangerous to exercise on a very low calorie diet. It can cause severe symptoms like dehydration, fatigue, low blood sugar and more. You shouldn't exercise at all when you are on the diet, and you should only perform the minimal amount of physical activity needed for your job. If you have an active job you may need to increase your HCG diet calories slightly, but you should do this without a medical consultation. People with an active job can usually increase their protein intake safely when on the diet, but most other people need to stick to the maximum recommended calories and avoid any exercise for the three or six week very low calorie diet.
    Mistake #4 - Using canned vegetables or fruits
    You don't want to use canned vegetables or fruits on the HCG diet at all because they often add preservatives or other ingredients. Canned fruits will often have extra sugar added to them, while canned vegetables can be high in sodium or have preservatives added. These chemicals can interact with the HCG hormone and make it difficult for you to lose weight.