When on the HCG diet, a very fast and rapid approach to weight loss, some dieters may notice some changes in their hair. The hair may lose some of its healthy sheen and become drier. In some extreme cases, the dieter may even notice hair loss. Hair loss is a common side effect of fast weight loss (usually the lost hair will re-grow back after the diet ends). In addition, since the HCG diet plan involves a very low caloric intake, one’s hair may be affected during the HCG diet. This is particularly true if the dieter does not take certain measures to ensure the maintenance of healthy hair while on the dieting plan.
Applying a special herbal treatment directly to the hair can also improve the condition of the dieter’s hair. One can make up a concoction of burdock tea: this can be used to help strength and repair damaged hair. The dieter can allow the tea to soak in water for twelve hours, warm up the mixture in the morning, and apply it to the hair once it is just over room temperature. This mixture is not rinsed from the hair and the same application should be used for the period of a week to allow for maximum results.
When on the HCG diet program, it is always recommended that the dieter take some kind of multi-vitamin supplement. Even though the foods that are consumed on the diet are very healthy and loaded with vitamins, the HCG diet allows for a very limited caloric intake so the amount of vitamins one receives may prove insufficient. A daily multivitamin can provide the dieter with important vitamins like Vitamin A, B6, B12, Biotin, C, Iron, and Zinc, all of which are incredibly important for hair growth and longevity.
While on the HCG diet, the dieter may also want to focus on consuming foods that are approved for the HCG diet and that contain high amounts of necessary vitamins, all of which serve to support healthy hair growth. For example, if looking to up one’s Zinc intake, the dieter might want to eat more chickpeas or pumpkin seeds every single day. Proteins and Iron can be derived from some of the lean meat consumption that the HCG diet plan allows for as well. Beef is high in iron, as are a variety of approved seafood, all of which will improve the dieter’s hair growth. Eggs, beef, and seafood are also a fantastic source of proteins as well, and proteins lend to strengthening the dieter’s hair.
While consuming eggs will also supply the HCG dieter with a good deal of vitamin B6, the dieter will still want to make sure that the multivitamin chosen offers adequate vitamin B. If not, a vitamin B supplement should also be consumed, and the dieter will want to increase the amount of foods that he or she consumes containing the vitamin as well. Some excellent sources for vitamin B and Biotin on the HCG approved foods list include things like nut butters, cheese, and nuts.
When engaging in the HCG diet, a dieter is allowed to consume apples, sweet potatoes, and apricots, and these foods are definitely a fine source of Vitamin A. Meanwhile, many of the fruits allowed on the diet serve an equally excellent source of Vitamin C: mangoes, kiwis, oranges, raspberries, and strawberries are very high in vitamin C as well as antioxidants.
If a dieter notices the onset of serious hair loss, it is advised that the dieter increase his or her daily caloric intake a bit until hair issues are remedied. It is never a good idea to keep a very low food intake when ill health effects become evident. An increase in one’s caloric intake only needs to be temporary and once the dieter’s hair is restored to full health, he or she can once again reduce caloric intake. In addition, dieters can take supplement such as Regenemax and Biotin to help restore the hair. Don’t worry, lost hair will grow back quickly and restoring one’s hair to full health is not at all difficult.