I have found, in my experience, that most hCG diet participants are faced with one decision that they are completely unprepared for: pills or injections? This is a pivotal decision as it will determine the success of your diet and really shape the way you approach the diet itself. For that reason I am going to delve into my own personal opinion about which is the better method so that you may be better informed when you are faced with this decision. I must stress however, that no matter what I say you cannot change your method mid-diet. The hCG diet is very delicate and must be kept stable.
Now, there are many benefits to both pills and injections, and unfortunately, it is impossible to combine them all into your hCG diet. The original method used by Dr. Simeon, the creator of the diet, is the injections and they do offer the most direct intake of the hormone into your body which is what we want. The injections used are done by a small needle and cause little to no pain which makes them rather easy to deal with however, they do require a prescription. The requirement of a prescription makes the injections safer and more effective, but it also makes them much more expensive.
The second method to be developed is that of pills. America is pill crazy because they have no taste and no pain which are both good things, and pills do work well for hCG diet participants. However, an issue with pills is that they have to be digested which can result in your body not absorbing the entire quantity of hormone. Another reason pills send up warning signals for me is that without a prescription, you can never be sure you are getting the REAL deal (read more about this in my article “hCG Dieting:The Safe Way”). The biggest selling point to pills is that they are cheaper than injections and offer absolutely no pain or discomfort.
At this point, you know about the general pros and cons of the two popular methods, the big question remaining is “which is better?” I personally endorse injections simply because they are the most effective and the safest method to use. However, this is your personal decision to make. You should look at the risks vs. reward for regarding factors such as price, your health, safety, and diet effectiveness. If you are still unsure which route to take, do a bit of research on your own and use that information to help you come to a decision.
As always, I am here to help. Don’t give up and never look back! Feel free to send your questions, concerns, or just day to day successes my way!