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One of the biggest pet peeves about the HCG Diet is its propensity to “slow” things down in the digestive tract and cause Constipation. But there are ways to avoid this nuisance and assist your body in returning to a normal routine. By making these minor adjustments you can resolve the constipation and succeed in reach your weight loss goals on your diet.
First, let’s address why constipation is so common for those on the HCG Diet. The simple reason is that the HCG Diet is very low in fiber carbohydrates typically found in grains. This leads to a slowing down of the bodies natural elimination process and results in mild constipation. In fact it’s not uncommon for people to complain about not having a bowel movement for as long as week while doing the HCG Diet. This is a huge concern and must be addressed to allow for proper body function and to minimize the stress placed on the digestive system. Thankfully, the solutions are rather minor and easy to incorporate in your daily routine:
Staying properly hydrated is an absolute must on the HCG Diet for several reasons. Not only does it help you lose more weight but it also helps in assuring proper elimination. Those on the diet should drink at least two quarts of fluid per day while on the diet. Stick with water and herbal teas and avoid diet drinks as much as possible. Read the rest of this entry »