Is the HCG Diet and Alcohol Allowed?
While on the HCG diet, alcohol is prohibited. The reason being is because it will slow your loss or actually cause you to gain weight. Alcohol can contain sugars and starches, which will have adverse reactions to your weight loss. Your HCG has had a few clients that had to entertain business clients or went on a vacation, where they followed the very low calorie diet, and mixed the HCG diet and alcohol. They noticed that their weight loss did stall for at least 3 days, and some even reported a gain in their weight.
HCG Diet and Alcohol Dangers
While there aren’t any immediate dangers combining the HCG diet and alcohol, it can set you back quite a bit when trying to reach your weight loss goal. Dr. Simeons does mention alcohol in his manuscript, Pounds and Inches, ‘If no carbohydrates whatsoever are eaten, fats can be indulged in somewhat more liberally and even small quantities of alcohol, such as a glass of wine with meals, does no harm, but as soon as fats and starch are combined things are very liable to get out of hand. This has to be observed very carefully during the first 3 weeks after the treatment is ended otherwise disappointments are almost sure to occur.’
HCG Diet and Alcohol Risks
While on the HCG diet, if you consume alcohol, expect either a stall for 3-6 days in your weight loss or even a possible gain. The best thing to do is stick with the diet to ensure your HCG weight loss continues. It’s best to wait until the second part of maintenance before re-introducing alcohol into your diet. This will help give you the best weight loss possible while on the HCG diet.
Have you mixed the two on your HCG diet? If so, what was your experience by combining the HCG diet and alcohol?