The hCG diet is one of the most popular diets around the world. Many people have success in losing a lot of weight using the said diet plan. The diet’s premise is to eat only a few calories per day and introducing the hCG hormone into your body for a complete one-two punch when it comes to weight loss.
Although the hCG diet is doable, there are some possible side-effects. I said “possible” side-effects because not all people experience them, but they can be more common within a chosen demographic.
In this article, I am going to go through some possible emotional effects when taking the hCG hormone. Now, there are many ways to administer the hCG hormone into your body. You can either inject yourself with it or you can take homeopathic versions of the hormone such as the hCG diet drops or hCG diet Spray as examples.
Some people are emotionally resilient in that nothing can deter their well-being. But, since depression is one of the most prevalent psychological problems in the world, doctors are eager to know if the hCG diet can have negative implications on the well-being of the person.
So, let’s start by outlining the possible emotional effects of taking the hCG hormone when you’re on the hCG diet:
1. Depression- As mentioned earlier, depression is quite common and doctors want to know if there is a correlation between the hCG diet and depression itself. It turns out, there is a mild correlation to it. You see, some people resort to eating food when they are sad or depressed. That is what people normally call “comfort eating”. The hCG diet plan is strict when it comes to the amount of calories you can consume. When you’re in phase 2 of the hCG diet, for example, you’re only allowed to consume not more than 500 calories a day. People who resort to comfort eating to deter their emotional stresses may become irritable or more depressed because of this. If you have a history of depression, it is best to consult with your doctor first before embarking on your hCG diet journey.
2. Seclusion or Feeling Lonely- This is a sad fact about life: not all people want to be healthy. This is evident in people who have families that are either obese or fatter than normal. If their family has normal Body Mass Index, their friends might be the one pulling them down. Obviously, slimming down can have more positive effects than being fat. But, not all people share that drive to become healthy because, well, it is hard. If you’re going to go on a diet plan, especially the hCG diet, people might feel secluded or lonely because their family and friends might not be with them when they’re undergoing the hCG diet.
These are the most common emotional effects when taking the hCG hormone. One of them might not be directly related, but it is related somehow.
In the next article, I will share with you tips on how you can combat these emotional effects when embarking on your hCG diet journey.