You’re motivated to lose weight, you’re using the Thanksgiving holiday for your loading phase, and you’ve got big plans for what you’re going to wear once you shed those pounds! You’re ready to begin the HCG diet.
Staying motivated isn’t always easy. There’s only one thing that can guarantee you’ll stay excited enough to stick with the HCG Diet protocol.
Ready to know what it is?
When you see progress, you feel excited about your weight loss. Suddenly, choosing to go with an HCG Diet-approved lunch instead of a burger feel rewarding because you know it’s working!
However, you have to know what the signs of progress actually are before you can recognize your success. There’s more to the HCG Diet than the number on the scale. Keep reading to learn 4 signs you can use to see the HCG diet is working.
Never heard of ketosis? It’s the process your body uses to pull out stored fat and use it for energy. It’s detectable through the presence of additional ketones–molecules produced during the metabolism process– in your body. By taking a ketosis test, you can tell whether your body is burning stored fat or still relying on consumed food for energy.
Taking a ketosis test is simple. Follow these steps:
- Buy ketosis test strips. You can get some from your local drugstore or even Wal-Mart.
- Take the test. The instructions will tell you how your specific brand works.
- If the test comes back positive, you’re losing fat (and the HCG is working). If it’s negative, you may need to adjust something on your diet.
If your body isn’t burning fat, your HCG diet isn’t working.
At least, not yet.
Don’t worry–you can fix this (which we’ll get to at the end of this post).
2. Better sleep
Have you noticed your sleep dramatically improving in quality since starting the HCG diet? Many people say their sleep gets a lot better when they follow the HCG protocol, and this makes perfect sense if you understand how sleep works.
You might think your body turns off when you hit the hay–and you’d be wrong. During sleep, your body actually goes into overdrive and gets a lot done such as processing energy. When you decrease your calorie count, your body adapts by converting stored fat into energy during sleep (and during the rest of the day). This results in sleep that is much deeper and more satisfying for most dieters.
Having restless nights after the first week of your diet? Maybe your body isn’t actually processing fat and your diet isn’t working. Keep reading to see the steps to take
3. Increased Energy
Anyone over 22 knows how quickly your energy can decrease with age. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about that. An energy boost is one of the main reasons people go on a diet. When your body gets used to burning the energy it consumes instead of storing it as fat, you’ll feel invigorated and more energetic during the day.
Though you may feel a slight decrease in energy during the first part of the HCG diet (make sure you’re taking vitamin B12 daily to combat this), you’ll get it back when your body adjusts to the new calorie intake. If you feel tired all the time, even after spending a few weeks on the diet, you should make sure you’re getting enough water and taking vitamin B-12 drops.
4. Decreased Cravings
The worst part of any diet is having cravings for the foods you used to love–and sometimes giving in. As your body adjusts to a new calorie count and healthier food, you simply won’t want to go back to junk food snacks. You’ll crave healthy food instead. If you can get past the first phase of a diet, cravings are easier to control and overcome.
At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.
You know your diet isn’t working yet if your cravings are still unbearable. Sugar addictions and withdrawals usually go away after one to two weeks. Everyone has food temptations, but if your longing for food is too strong to control even after several days on the diet, something needs to change. Triumph Appetite Control can give you the extra support you need to overcome your cravings.
If you’re not experiencing each of these signs the HCG diet is working, there’s good news: you can change each of these things. With HCG Triumph, you’ve got the tools for success.
How to Make Your HCG Diet Work
If your HCG diet simply isn’t working like it should, there may be a few different causes. The most common are:
- Eating too much
- Not eating enough
- Not eating the right foods (cheating)
- Exercising too much
- No drinking enough water
- Not getting enough sleep
How do you fix these things? Stick with the diet protocol. In 99.9999% of cases, if you’re following the diet instructions included with the HCG Triumph kit and sticking with the diet protocol, you’re going to lose weight. Feel free to call one of our diet coaches if you have any questions or simply want to talk about how to succeed on the HCG diet.
The HCG diet is this simple, and it’s why thousands and thousands of people will tell you the HCG diet worked for them. If you’re already on the HCG diet, use the signs described above to see if your diet is working.