While the HCG diet has been found to be relatively safe, it is still vital to make sure that one prepares their body adequately to the changes that it is about to undergo and at the same time prepare themselves mentally for the experience. This is why it is vital to make sure that there are a number of steps that one takes before they start on the HCG diet to make the process more bearable and also ensure that you are able to get the most from what the diet has to offer. Some of the steps that you should take before embarking on a HCG diet include;
Pay a visit to your physician.
This is particularly important for those that are considered high risk patients. These are those that suffer from a myriad of conditions that include diabetes, high blood pressure and also those that are on any other kind of condition. Even if you are of sound health, it is vital to make sure that you pay a visit to a doctor to get assessed and let them know your intentions. That way your doctor is prepared and might ask you to come in once in a while for assessment. After all it is better safer than sorry.
Come up with a diet plan.
The HCG diet has two phases. The first is the gorging phase where you are allowed to stock up on nothing but fats and high calorie foods. After that, you are required to consume a low calorie diet and you have to make sure that you have the ideal meal plan beforehand. This way you are able to transition from one phase to the next flawlessly. You can come up with different recipes and know when to have what this way you are better prepared since you know what you are meant to eat each and every day.
After you know what you are expected to eat through the program, then you can go out and grab what you need. For the sake of freshness, it is highly advisable to buy these supplies weekly. One of the things that lead to a lot of people slipping when on diets is lacking the proper ingredients which makes them have to substitute and in the long run, they end up sticking to substitutions since it becomes more of a habit. Having the right things in stock makes it easier for you not to mention that it is much easier to buy things in bulk and you save yourself the endless trips to the grocery store and back.
Get the weighing scale.
If you already do not have this, you should make sure that you have one before you start on the program. This way you are able to keep track of your achievements and the amount of pounds that you have lost. It may take some time before it is physically noticeable that you have lost some weight before then, your weighing scale is going to come in handy in keeping track of the bits and the pieces of weight that you are shedding. This is great not only to show that you are making progress but also for your motivation.
Making sure that you have these steps and actions in place will allow you to be better prepared for the HCG diet and at the same time you will find the experience more bearable.