Bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol can cause damages to your system. It affects your sleep, level of activity, productivity, and overall health. Cigarette smoking and drinking alcohols are not always mentioned in the HCG diet. These vices could greatly affect your health so as the HCG diet. Smoking and alcohol affect your appetite and it also leads to overeating.
The original protocol created by Dr. Simeons does not mention smoking as a major threat to your HCG diet. However, you are advised to consume clean and organic foods. This only means that you have to avoid artificial sweeteners and other ingredients present in alcoholic beverages. Smoking and drinking alcohol are not compatible during the HCG diet. Addiction to cigarettes and alcohol has the potential to be harmful to your health.
How do addiction to cigarettes and alcohol affect your HCG diet?
- Increases your risk of stroke and brain damage- Strokes and brain damage are caused by the chemicals in cigars and alcohol. If you are addicted to these things you are at risk of brain damage and stroke. Make sure that you already quit these habits before starting the HCG diet. Dealing with cigarette and alcohol addiction may be hard but you have to do it to be able to lose weight.
- Increases your calorie intake– Alcohol and cigarette addiction can increase your intake of calories. The active ingredients found in alcohol can stimulate your appetite. Thus, cause frequent occurrences of hunger and cravings. Cigarettes and alcohol are both dangerous to your brain and body. It boosts the deposition of fats in various parts of your body because of the unhealthy loading of liquid calories.
- Can cause weight loss stall or weight gain– The nicotine in cigars will stop you from losing weight. It can cause an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Cigars and alcohol can both affect your brain focus. Addiction to these things will eventually affect the effectiveness of the HCG in dealing with your body fats. Drinking alcohol and smoking also increases stress hormones which makes you gain weight naturally.
How quickly do smoking and alcohol affect your weight loss?
The original protocol of the diet does not give a specific answer to this. However, if you want a fast weight loss you must stop smoking and drinking alcohol. The effects of smoking and drinking alcohol take time. It will slowly destroy your health. Smoking damages the airways and air sacs in your lungs gradually until the effects become visible. Drinking alcohol as well eventually caused bloating and spiking of blood sugar levels. The result will take effect right away after 10 minutes of drinking.
The majority of the HCG loses weight by following the HCG diet protocol. It will help you lose up to 2lbs per day. Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol could greatly improve the work of HCG. You have to be conscious of every food that you consume during Phase 2 of the HCG diet. Make sure that you are only consuming clean calories from organic foods.