How to Lose Weight Fast- Naturally

I have three simple tips for how to Lose weight fast- naturally. First is to change your relationship towards desserts. Another word for dessert is treat. A treat should be something special, not something you have after every meal or after every dinner. Limit your treats so that maybe you only get 2 a week, or maybe only one a week.

Continue Reading

Sleep and Weight Loss

Experts say that if you want to lose weight then you need to get enough sleep.  Researchers have reported that women who sleep 5 hours or less per night tend to weigh more  than women who sleep 7 hours per night.  Inadequate sleep can have a variety of effects on the metabolism and overall health.  When you don’t get enough sleep it can cause:  increased blood pressure, can increase the risk of heart disease, interferes with the body’s ability to metabolise carbs,  can cause  high levels of glucose in your blood, and can cause greater body-fat storage.  Getting your rest can play apart in your weight loss.   You will feel better overall and catching your ZZZ’s will help you look your best.

Continue Reading

Onion Rings

Need more of a snack? Need a better way to eat all those vegetables?

Onion Rings

  • ½ sliced onion
  • 1 crushed melba toast
  • 1 tbsp of skim milk
  • pepper
  • salt
  •  (any additional approved seasonings)

Mix milk peppers and salt. Dip sliced onion pieces in the milk mixture then place it into the crushed melba toast. Place these onion rings on a cookie sheet. Then put them in the oven at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until slight browning.

Continue Reading

Diet to Lose Weight Fast

We have a lot of people who come to us because they want a diet in order to lose weight fast. This is one of our most common requests. I think one of the big reasons why is because we gain weight very quickly and it gets away from us, our weight does. Some of the common things that cause weight gain are life style changes. Marriage is a big one. Divorce is another big one. Starting a desk job is huge. If your use to being a student and walking on campus or if you had a more physical job before a desk job it’s easy to gain weight. Especially when people bring in donuts and birthday cake into the office to share. There are also happy things like having a baby. This can cause you to stop exercising for a while or feel like you don’t have enough time to dedicate to your fitness or healthy life style. People come to HCG Platinum because they want their weight to be taken off as fast as it was put on. They have definitely come to the right place.

Continue Reading

Tips to Lose Weight Fast

I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that she stared a diet last month. She said, “At the end of the month I didn’t lose any weight, I didn’t even lose one pound.” I said, “What was this diet you were doing?” she said, “Well, I tried really hard to exercise at least once a day, I went on a walk for about 30 minutes. I only let myself have one treat a day, and other than that I continued to eat what I usually ate, but I just ate smaller portions.” And I said, “Of course you’re not going to lose any weight doing that.” A lot of people want to know how to lose weight quickly, first of all, and they don’t know how to change their eating habits. Just exercise, taking a walk 30 min a day can help, but only if your eating the right food. A lot of time exercise doesn’t help anyone. I’m here to share with you some tips for losing weight fast.

One of the first things is varying you exercise. You definitely need to have some cardio; experts recommend 30 min a day and probably 4-5 times a week. You also have to do some cross training, which means weight lifting, when your weight lifting your able to burn fat all daylong. A lot of people miss weight lifting and think cardio is the best way. I think running is definitely the best bank for you buck if your planning on exercise to loss weight, but you got to get weight lifting in there, or your weight loss won’t be as effective. Second thing, you can’t keep eating the foods you always ate in smaller portions. You do need to include healthy greens with almost every meal and you also need to include lean meats. Protein is vital to losing weight; you can’t lose weight with out it. Third is to drink water. I know I always say this but I am going to say it again. Water is one of the best ways to lose weight. It’s good for you. It helps keep you skin hydrated, it keeps your system running, and it keeps you healthy. It will also help you lose especially if you drink water instead of any other liquids. So make sure your not getting you calories from other liquids.

Continue Reading

Martha Stewart – Healthy recipe

Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Oregano

Yield Serves 8


1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tablespoon dried)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 chicken halves (1 1/2 pounds each) or 2 whole chickens, split
4 lemons, halved crosswise
Oregano sprigs (optional)


1. Make marinade: In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice, oregano, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Divide marinade between 2 large reseal able plastic bags. Place 2 chicken halves in each bag; shake to coat. Let marinate at room temperature 30 minutes, turning bags occasionally.
2. Preheat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken, skin side up, on grill. Cover and cook, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Turn chicken over; cover and cook until well browned, 10 to 15 minutes (an instant-read thermometer should register 175 degrees. When inserted into thickest part of meat, avoiding bone). If chicken is browning too quickly, move to cooler parts of grill or turn grill to low heat.
3. Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Tent with foil; let rest 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place lemon halves on grill, cut side down; cook until slightly charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut chicken pieces in half; serve with grilled lemon halves, and, if desired, garnish with oregano sprigs.

Continue Reading

3 Exercise Tips for the HCG Diet

Hi, it’s Mandy blogging from 
Yesterday I blogged about exercise while on the diet and I know it’s not required on the diet, but I did get some emails asking me for additional tips on exercise.

So here they are for you for those of you who want to exercise on the diet.  My first bit of advice is to take a B-12 complex vitamin. 

I have one with me right here.  This is HCG platinum’s newest product the B-12 plus potassium and it will be available on our site soon.  So I would recommend taking one of these a day.  It will help those of  you who are feeling weak, or tired or dizzy while on the diet because of the low calories and  will help you retain your usual exercise schedule.  My second bit of advice is to walk and then run.  Take a walk first, see how you feel. 

If you are feeling really dizzy or really weak, keep walking.  If it gets bad stop walking.  If you feel great, take it up to a run.  Everyone’s body is different and you need to listen to what your body is telling you.  So if you feel up to it feel free to run.  

Otherwise, start walking and see how you feel and go from there.   My third bit of advice is to find ways to exercise wherever you are.  If you are working and during your break instead of eating, or calling a friend, or whatever you normally do, take a walk.  Go outside and take a walk, enjoy the air, get your blood racing a little bit, it’s so good for your heart.  It will definitely help you to maximize your weight loss on the diet.  For those of you who are at home, take a walk around your house or your neighborhood. 

Take a short bike ride, walk to the bus stop to pick up your kids up from school.  Whatever it is, whatever situation you are in, you can find a way to exercise.  That’s my advice for you.  Please email me with any future questions.  I’m happy to answer any of them and good luck with your HCG diet!

Continue Reading