The HCG diet is a diet plan that claims to have been around since the 1950s and also claims that anyone on the diet will lose between 1 and 3 pounds every day. It was developed when a doctor believed that HCG, Human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone released by women during pregnancy, can be injected into both men and women and will help them to lose weight. The hormone supposedly aids the fetus during pregnancy by making the mother's fat reserves available to the fetus and encouraging fat cells to shift. This is why it is thought to help with weight loss. It is a controversial diet plan for obvious reasons and the injections can be pricey. It is thought that the injections will also reduce appetite and help remove fat from the hips, thighs and buttocks.
The HCG hormone is now available as a liquid drop that is placed beneath the tongue 3 times a day. When the drops are bought, usually for around $250 for 40 day's supply, customers will also receive a recipe book that contains healthy meal plans.
There is nothing on any of the HCG diet websites to suggest that you cannot eat dairy products. The websites encourage customers to eat a healthy, balanced low calorie diet. Dairy products are often fairly high in calories so if you are trying to reduce your calories then you can opt for low-fat options. It is important to have some dairy products in your diet to help maintain healthy skin, nails and bones so try to include some dairy products.
Low fat Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, low fat cheese and skimmed milk are all excellent options if you are trying to maintain a low calorie diet. Frozen yogurt is also great, particularly for people with a sweet tooth and enjoy a dessert after their meal. Frozen yogurt and fresh fruit is a simple, delicious and healthy dessert option.