Stress and the HCG Diet

Stress and the HCG Diet

Stress is not always easy to handle especially when on the HCG Diet. High levels of stress can interfere with the process of how the hormone metabolizes the abnormal fats. It counteracts the effects of the HCG. As a result, the body starts to put on weight.

How will this unwanted condition affect your weight loss?

Stress can actually have a totally opposite effect on your weight. For some, stress causes weight loss but it’s not good at all. This is unhealthy and it can cause weakness and dehydration. The overall health is negatively affected. Other tend to gain weight due to the bouts of “comfort” eating or also known as stress eating. This is really a BIG NO if you are on the HCG diet. Stress eating contributes to the build-up of excess calories. And when you’re done with your stress eating it’ll probably be too late for you to regret because you’re months of dieting efforts have all been wasted.

From a study, it had been determined that it’s also the hypothalamus that is responsible for weight gain when you are consumed by stress and anxiety. It’s the very same gland that you are trying to reset with the HCG hormone. It is very vital therefore that you need to keep your stress level low when on the HCG diet.

Reasons for keeping your Stress Level Low on the HCG Diet

  • Stress can affect how your body processes the foods you are eating. This often leads to diarrhea, bloating, pain and constipation. When this happens, your body will start to store fats and you’ll end up gaining some inevitable amount of weight.
  • Stress stimulates the release of a new hormone. This interferes with the hormone you are injecting causing an immune problem.
  • High level of stress can lead to fatigue, low energy and dryness of mouth.
  • Stress can make you turn towards your comfort food. Remember that while you are on the HCG diet, you only need to consume at least 500 calories a day.
  • Stress can cause your blood pressure to spike and lead to unwanted stroke.
  • Stress can cause unwanted skin conditions and diseases.

The best thing to do obviously is to avoid stress though it’s not the easiest thing to do. That is why a lot of dieters are struggling with their weight loss and diet that does not seem to work.

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One Comment

  • Jan Marie Luna

    Yes, the lack of sleep could cause an increase in stress level which would then affect your loses and make you gain weight. Try to find ways to enhance your sleep quality like turning off bright lights a few hours before going to bed or avoid drinking coffee after 3 to 4 pm.

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