Beer and the HCG Diet Plan: A Hoppy Relationship?
“Beer may be refreshing, but on the HCG diet plan, it’s like trying to outrun a treadmill—it won’t get you far.” – Dr. A.T.W. Simeons
Are you trying to shed those extra pounds while following the Official HCG Diet Plan protocol and taking HCG Drops? If so, you may be wondering if your beloved beer can still be a part of your weight loss journey. After all, beer goes well with protein dishes and is quite tempting, especially during those hot summer days or at sports events. But can you, or rather, should you, indulge in beer while on the HCG diet plan?
Well, there are a couple of answers to that question. One option is to give it a shot and see what happens. However, the other answer, based on experience, advises against it. Unfortunately, beer is loaded with empty calories that can jeopardize your progress and potentially lead to weight gain. Moreover, the temptation for more beer or additional food may become irresistible.
In his pioneering work, Pounds and Inches, Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, the founder of the HCG diet, noted that alcoholic beverages and sweets offered temporary relief from hunger. As he famously stated, “sweets, pastries, and alcohol will most rapidly of all foods allay the pangs of hunger.”
Dr. Simeons also documented the impact of alcohol on individuals following the HCG diet plan, including both social and heavy drinkers:
Obese heavy drinkers, even those bordering on alcoholism, often do surprisingly well under HCG, and it is exceptional for them to take a drink while under treatment. When they do, they find that a relatively small quantity of alcohol produces intoxication. Such patients say that they do not feel the need to drink. This may, in part, be due to the euphoria which the treatment produces and, in part, to the complete absence of the need for quick sustenance from which most obese patients suffer.” – Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, Pounds and Inches
From this, it becomes clear that most people following the HCG diet plan lose their desire for beer and other alcoholic beverages. And if they do indulge, even a small amount can lead to rapid intoxication.
Now, if you’re already on the HCG diet plan, you probably know the answer to the beer dilemma. However, if you’re just starting your journey with the traditional 21-Day HCG Diet Plan, it’s in your best interest (if you truly want to lose weight rapidly) to resist the temptation of beer. Hold that appetizing thought until you’ve achieved your weight loss goals and have your metabolic system back on track after taking the HCG diet drops.