Over the past few years, times have been tough for a lot of people. Both Europe and the US have been going through their own economic troubles, and their respective economies have been hemorrhaging jobs right and left. Losing weight should never depend too much on your pocket book, and the HCG diet is one method that is both effective and affordable.
The HCG hormone itself is not very expensive, and there are several different methods in which it can be administered. The tried and true method of taking daily HCG is through injections. The injections are taken once daily, and usually in the thigh. The hormone will need to stay refrigerated and lasts anywhere from 30-60 days, so it’s best to purchase the HCG hormone injections only when you’re ready to begin the diet.
The second method to get your HCG with are HCG diet drops. These drops are administered beneath the tongue (sublingual) and typically last far, far longer than the HCG diet injections. Unlike the injections, they don’t need to be refrigerated and are much easier to travel with. Aside from their long shelf-life and ease of movement, the HCG drops come in homeopathic varieties that do not require a prescription. While it’s definitely a good idea to consult a doctor before beginning any diet program, too many doctor visits can very easily drive the price of the HCG diet upwards. Once you’ve gotten your “okay” from the doctor to begin the program, you’re good to go.
HCG diet pills are the third and final method. Like the drops, the pills are also taken sublingually. Unlike the injections, which are once a day, the HCG diet pills are usually taken 3-6 times per day (depending on the dosage). The pills, while convenient, are also usually a bit more expensive than the injections due to the simple fact that they contain more HCG hormone in them. Due to the fact that you’re not injecting the hormone directly into your body, each dose of pills needs to contain a higher concentration of the HCG hormone to be sure you’re getting an adequate amount.
It’s important to note that no matter which method of HCG you choose, injections, drops or pills, there has been no noticeable difference in weight loss reported.
Aside from the HCG itself, the only other thing you will need to spend money on is food. The HCG diet calls for a 500 calorie a day diet, so you won’t be shopping for much when you’re at the store. The diet includes simple things like chicken, beef, fish, a few fruits and some vegetables. None of the options on the list of approved foods are very expensive, and if for whatever reason you find that one or two options happen to be, you can always skip them until they go on sale. You’ll be surprised on just how much money you save while eating a 500 calorie a day diet, it should more than make up for the cost of purchasing the HCG.
All in all, the HCG diet is very affordable. When you take in the cost of HCG and that of your food, you just might find that you end up saving money overall. The question is not whether you can afford to follow the HCG diet, but can you afford not to?