Alcohol Consumption on the HCG diet

There is no alcohol consumption allowed during Phase 2 or the first part of phase 3 on the HCG diet.  During the last half of maintenance you can choose to reintroduce alcohol as you reintroduce carbohydrates.

Alcohol is a sugar and will have an adverse affect on your weight loss during any part of the diet when sugar is restricted.  You must plan ahead for this component of the diet as it can be very difficult for some.

Be sure there aren’t any major events taking place during your diet that may make it more difficult to refrain from indulging.  The holidays are a particularly difficult time to attempt any major dieting such as the HCG diet.

The HCG diet and alcohol consumption just don’t mix.  If you really want to lose weight you must fully commit to the protocol and that means taking a break from any kind of drinking during the majority of the plan.  Even once you are allowed alcohol in your diet it is in very limited amounts so be sure to read through the protocol completely to understand the restrictions.

The good news is that once you complete the protocol you will no longer be restricted at all. Unlike other diets, the HCG diet sets you up for lifelong success.  Your metabolic rate is reset so that you don’t have to fear regaining the weight you lost.

So if you are considering the HCG diet and alcoholic beverages are a part of your life you definitely have a decision to make.  You need to fully commit to the protocol or it will not work.  There are no deviations of any kind allowed so mentally prepare for this before you even begin.  The HCG diet can and will help you lose all the weight you want but you must be willing to make some sacrifices for it to work for you.

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  1. Hi Sarah……Thanks for your wonderful advice…I drink 6 ounces of alcohol almost every day, and sometimes lose more than the days I do not drink.

    My alcohol of choice is gin, but it works also with bourbon, scotch, rum and tequila, because they have no sugar in them. Surprise! John Roden

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