People who want to lose weight are looking for solutions every day. There are countless ways to lose weight and some of them are more strict than others. The HCG diet plan can help you lose weight in a matter of weeks once you follow it’s rules.

The bottom line is that the HCG diet plan is easy to follow because is simple and restrictive.

Here are the 5 of the most important rules to follow if you have decided to follow an HCG diet plan.

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1.Drink 8 glasses of water

For the diet to work, you need to keep your body hydrated. Ensure you drink a glass of water every hour, preferably room temperature. You can include tea and coffee without milk or sugar. Eating vegetables that have a high water content like cucumbers and watermelon is another way to keep yourself hydrated.

2. Avoid cooking with oil of any kind 

It is well known that cooking oils reduce their quality. Instead include herbs and spices in your diet, especially fresh herbs-parsley, basil, oregano, coriander. They will add an incredible flavour to your meals and will provide nutrient dense minerals.

3. Make sure the diet plan suits you

Take into account your own personal dietary needs and adapt to the approved lists of fruits, vegetables and other foods. Look online for meal plans that suit you.

Here is an example of a typical day on the HCG diet plan.

Breakfast 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup blueberries,1/2 cup of plain greek yoghurt;

Morning snack 1 slices red pepper

Lunch 150g of chicken breast-steamed or grilled, no added oil.Season with a pinch of salt, black pepper and paprika.

Midday snack Orange

Dinner 100g of lean steak, grilled with no added oil. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Serve with steamed broccoli and cauliflower and 20 g of BBQ sauce.

What works for some people might not work for you. Choosing the adequate meal plans might take a few days to adjust but it’s worth the effort in order to get the desired results.

4. Complete the 3 phases for best results 

The HCG diet plan consists of 3 phases. Phase 1 -when you are eating fatty carb filled food for 2 days; Phase 2- 26-43 days when you eat about 500 calories a day; Phase 3 -3 weeks of sugar and starch free diet.

Take a record of your weight regularly. A lot of people benefit from keeping a food diary, which is also practical and quite useful.

5. Enjoy your success.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is a healthy body full of vitality. Sometimes to get the results you want you have to go through a difficult journey.

You will have good days, bad days and brilliant days. Stick with it and celebrate the little rewards along the way. Once you have completed it you will feel incredibly proud and happy! Well done!

 Bonus Rule: Make sure that you stop following the HCG diet plan the moment you notice any side effects or start feeling unwell.


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5 Reasons to Switch Over to Natural Deodorants

Say goodbye to those traditional deodorants!


Have you ever smelt a bit dodgy and cursed your sweat glands because of the amount of sweat it produces? Well, here is a fun fact, our sweat isn’t the culprit. The odor you receive is actually the bacteria that lives on your skin. So, what comes in when you need to get rid of that, of course, it’s deodorant! Sadly, the deodrants available commercially aren’t really that good for your skin as it can contain so many unknown and harmful chemicals. So, stop blaming your sweat glands and sit back as we bring you five reasons you should try natural deodorants instead of the former.


  1. No Aluminum.

If you find yourself using antiperspirants or deodorants with aluminum in them (most of these products found in the market have aluminium as it is used to block the pores, reducing sweat) you should know about the health-risks they come along with. Aluminium might be helpful in reducing the amount of sweat, but it has a harmful effect in the long run. Antiperspirants contain topically applied aluminium salts are able to absorb into your body with the use of the product. If it isn’t worse enough that we are exposed to aluminium through kitchen appliances already, deodorants have amounts of it that can cause severe problems, as the amounts of aluminum can reach the brain. Humans absorb aluminium through the skin which then later reaches the brain and causes short term side effects like memory loss, learning difficulties, lack of concentration and coordination amongst others. Natural deodorants are free of substances like that of aluminium which is the best benefit of all.


  1. Fragrance.

The term fragrance may remind of pleasant smells that are your favourite, it has a different approach to deodorant products. Artificial fragrances are often added to these products to provide a nice smell for the user. The chemicals used to make this “fragrance” are linked to diabetes, cancer, obesity, fertility issues, and developmental problems. The brand often does not note the chemicals used in the product which makes you blindly trust what goes into making them. However, with a natural deodorant, you don’t have to worry about this aspect as they are made from organic ingredients.


  1. Propylene Glycol.

An inexpensive product, it is used in skincare products to allow them to be easily absorbed into the skin of the user. However, it can also damage your central nervous system, heart and liver in the process. Although it is known for giving the product a creamier consistency it isn’t recommended as good for the skin.


  1. Steareth-n.

The “n” in the title stands for a number, so different brands with different products may have a varied number given on it for example, Steareth-3. Although Steareth-n is known to be derived from vegetable it still isn’t recommended for the skin. This is because it can be reacted with carcinogen or ethylene oxide that by the sound of it itself, isn’t really good on the skin.


  1. Triclosan.

This is a skin-irritant that is known for also causing dermatitis. As you may or may not know, your body contains two kinds of bacteria, the good kind and the bad. What triclosan does is, when it comes in contact with your skin, it kills both which isn’t a good sign as you need the good bacteria (hence you having it in the first place). Scientifically, Triclosan has also been classified as a pesticide which obviously doesn’t sound like something you’d want on your skin now would you?


So, next time you’re out buying essentials at the store, glance upon the ingredients used in commercial deodorants or experiment with natural ones. As your skin is different from amongst other people, trying different brands till you find one that is effective should be a wise call. Until then, enjoy your natural deodorant journey!


If you are not growing, you are dying.

Emotionally, financially, spiritually, mentally, physically you must grow in order to feel fully alive. The energy of growth is vital for your well being. Not just to learn, do and create for the sake of it, but because it will bring more wellness to you and your life.


Is there something, that you have been wanting to do for quite some time, but have been prolonging and procrastinating?

Maybe you want to start eating healthier, quit smoking, climb the Kilimanjaro mountain, swim with the dolphins, write a book, leave your job and set up a coffee shop, start a blog, volunteer at a homeless shelter? You can actually do all these things.

Doing them will help you grow as a person and will give you more energy to do the routine things, too.

But there is only one problem with growth. Growth is hard. Can you imagine a grain of wheat nicely tucked under the ground, warmed by the soil, watered by the rain and when the spring comes this seed has to burst? It looks more like a destruction. It is a motion, that creates an incredibly powerful change for that seed, but that is growing. Growth uses energy, but it also creates new possibilities. The energy of growth is destructive for the seed, but it is rejuvenating for the plant itself.

if you are not growing you are dying

To grow means to be uncomfortable and avoid too much time in your comfort zone. I know how easy it is to do it. As human beings you have the natural ability to avoid pain and look for pleasure and comfort. But most times the magic happens when you go outside of your comfort zone.

Be the person, that sings the songs from your heart, feel the rain on your skin and kisses everyone, that you love every time you see them. 

Be the person, that takes to change and growth as a life lasting activity and almost always finds something else to do, to learn, to improve, no matter the pain, no matter the challenges and the so-called failures. It is just a ride!

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