There has been a further study conducted on the 500 calorie protocol and it has been suggested that the 800 calorie hcg diet is far more effective and safer however yields similar results.
The study proves that below 800 calories, the body is already in a starvation mode, which is not quite tolerable to keep and maintain especially when you are already starting the phase 2 of hcg diet. This new protocol has helped many patients in completing the entire 6 weeks with lesser complaints in hunger, weakness and headaches, and most especially a decrease in the occurrence of diet plateaus.
The main component added to the 800 calorie hcg diet is protein, and it has proved to preserve the lean muscle mass, increase the fat burning process and my help curb the appetite. So basically it means staying on a healthy diet while on hcg. Also, it is more effective if one follows carefully the food guide provided upon starting the hcg diet plan.
Other healthy tips are eating breakfast and taking a daily multivitamin/mineral, eating more proteins and at least a 30minte light exercise daily (could be walking). These things helped many dieters to increase energy while losing weight. They did not feel tired or hungry. The 800 calorie protocol has also increased motivation among dieters and results have shown a positive response on the body’s weight loss. However before one is going to undergo a restricted diet, it is advisable to notify your physician, most especially in cases where the dieter is maintaining a prescription.