Post HCG Diet Care for Men and Women
Bloomfield Hills, MI HCG Diet Doctor Keri Topouzian, D.O.’s patients will have reset their metabolisms and learned new eating habits throughout the course of the HCG diet. After successfully finishing a round of the HCG diet patients have kept the weight off and avoided going back to diets that are high in sugar, salt, and triglycerides.
The positive effects of the HCG diet can be maintained if people make exercise a habit and work on keeping their stress levels down. It is unhealthy to return to the same amount of low calories eaten during the HCG diet, but the change in the type of foods eaten while on the diet is an important element of keeping a healthy weight.
Typically, whole food is food that has come out of the ground, off a tree or vine, out of the ocean, or from an animal and has not had anything added to it or undergone any chemical processes. Fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains such as oats, rice, quinoa, and wheat are some examples of whole foods.
Leafy greens and a variety of colored vegetables are the most preferred vegetables. Beans, seeds, and nuts are also healthy sources of nutrients. Heathy proteins can be found in eggs, poultry, and fish. Foods that should be minimally eaten include red meats, sweets, and refined grains which include pasta, white bread and white rice.
Maintaining a healthy level of exercise is one of the most important factors to keeping weight off. People can choose activities that they find enjoyable; exercise does not have to be over strenuous to achieve beneficial effects. Time spent sitting or watching television should be limited. Moderate or vigorous exercise is recommended several times a week.
Two and a half hours of moderate activity, such as bike riding or walking or one hour and fifteen minutes of vigorous exercise such as bike riding or running should be spent each week to maintain weight. To continue to lose weight, one hour a day of moderate to vigorous activity pieced together in ten-minute intervals should be accomplished each day.
Getting regular amounts of sleep is important to maintaining weight loss. Sleep allows the body to repair itself and for the cycles to be reset in a healthy way which can positively influence metabolism. A healthy metabolism can keep weight down and energy levels up, which can help digestion, reduce sugar cravings, and burn fat during the day.
With today’s busy lifestyles, many people live high stress lives and feel they do not have time for self-care. Increased amounts of stress can cause people to eat on the go, make unhealthy food choices, and eat irregular diets. This can all contribute to weight gain and cause the metabolism to decrease. Practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, or qi gong can help to reduce stress and allow the body maintain health.
Finishing with the HCG diet program, Dr. Keri Topouzian in Bloomfield Hills, MI will guide you as you gradually start putting complex carbohydrates back into your diet.