The HCG diet is not only an effective plan for weight loss, but it also incorporates new eating habits after finishing the diet that will help you maintain your weight for good.
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines a habit as “having a method of doing things that is automatic, and usually not intended to be done consciously”. This means that you don’t have to make a conscious decision to do it, and more importantly, you may feel weird or bad not to do it.
Most of us rely on habits. We rely on the same groceries, produce, and recipes again and again, and live within our familiar routines. But if you are serious about losing weight and change your eating habits, shake things up, change your bad eating habits and start thinking differently about your lifestyle and diet.
If you look at naturally thin people, you notice that many of their eating habits are like what dieters on the HCG diet practice. Basically, their diet includes eating healthy fruits, vegetables, and protein choices. They healthily prepare their food, and they eat only when they are truly hungry.
Switching to a healthy diet
Switching to a healthy diet does not always have to be all or nothing. You don’t have to be perfect or to eliminate or give up foods you enjoy all at once, as this usually leads to cheating. A better approach is to make a few changes one at a time, and you can do this through the HCG Diet. Keeping your goal modest can help you achieve more in the long run. You will feel less deprived and less overwhelmed by a drastic change in diet. When switching to a healthy diet, think of it as a series of small, manageable steps, as if you are adding a salad to your diet once a day. As you get used to your minor changes, you can make more healthy choices.
The HCG Diet and long-term changes
To eat healthily, you need to make some healthy changes in your diet and that’s what the HCG diet teaches you. Changing your eating habits takes time. Some changes are easier to make and can lead to better health. It depends on your determination and your level of motivation. The greater your motivation, the more likely your habit to take hold.
The way the protocol is designed essentially changes your eating habits for you over an extended time. For example, you chose to do the 42-day protocol- you’ll be eating healthily with only fruits, Melba toast, or Grissini sticks as your carb source. The determination you have comes from the rapid weight loss you are experiencing. By the time you finish the protocol, that’s nearly two months of lots of clean eating, you are most likely to not eat any of those unhealthy foods you used to eat a lot. You won’t have those cravings anymore because you’ve been eating long enough that your system is cleaned out. You’re healed and the hormones that tell you to eat are in hiding. You’ve broken the nasty habit of eating way too much, and so are your cravings.