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Recently, several customers have asked about drinking alcohol, exercise and using make-up while on the Amino Acid diet. Just like most others, when thinking about the weekend or a difficult day after work, a glass of wine or any other type of drink sounds relaxing and needed. While following the hCG diet protocol with our Amino Acid drops, it is best if you refrain from drinking alcohol.

Let’s talk about the effects that alcohol has on the body. Alcohol inhibits and taxes the liver which is the organ that metabolizes fat. If you consume alcohol, your liver will first focus to cleanse your body of the alcohol that is consumed and will then work to metabolize fat. In essence, if you drink while taking the Amino Acids, your body will not be able to burn fat effectively and you will diminish your results.

By drinking, you are also adding empty calories that will impair your results and since alcohol depresses our bodily functions, your body will not be able to burn the extra calories as efficiently.

The Amino Acid drops that we offer have the added benefit of cleansing properties. Since your liver processes toxins, If you consume alcohol, these properties will be negated.

Considering those reasons, you can see why adding alcohol to the mix during the Amino Acid diet is not recommended.

Exercise and Amino Acid

So, what about Amino Acid and exercise? We get questions from customers that are on their feet all day or those who simply don’t want to sit all day to avoid being “too active”. Remember, you will be following the hcg protocol on this diet. That protocol advises against anything more than a gentle, walk, stretching, or some light movement.

It does seem counterproductive to be on a diet and not exercising. However, if you are someone who has a busy job and you are on your feet a good portion of the day, you may consider eating more than the 500 allotted calories. You don’t want to eat so few calories that your body goes into starvation mode and your weight loss stalls. Just make sure that the extra calories you are adding are “hCG worthy”.

When I did the Amino Acid diet, I found that I felt better overall if I went for a walk each day. It was not strenuous, but it was a regular paced walk on the hiking trails by my house. It was nice to be outside, breathing fresh air and it was a good distraction from sitting inside thinking about food!

Make-up and Amino Acids

                        

One of the other challenges of the hCG diet protocol, if you are a lady, can be finding cosmetics and makeup that fit the criteria for the diet. The weight loss protocol says “no oil on your person.” So that means most cosmetics, foundations, dry skin lotions, facial moisturizers etc. are off limits. When searching for items that will work with the hCG protocol, make sure that you look for “oil free” products. There are many on the market today – you will need to find one that fits your needs and your budget. 

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