Set reasonable goals!
If you started this diet because you want to be skinnier than you were in high school, the frustration of not being able to obtain that goal might make you want to quit. Start with smaller goals, like 10 pounds or a dress size, and make them bigger as you succeed.
Reward yourself often!
Have a reward for each goal you achieve. Not a food reward of course, but a spa treatment, item of clothing, movie, or other fun outing. Rewarding yourself more often for reaching smaller goals can help keep you motivated throughout the entire diet.
Build a support system
Tell friends and family about your diet so they know to support you and not throw temptation your way. While you can’t expect diet-friendly foods at all social events, at least they will know not to take it personally when you pass on the dessert.
Find online support
You can find free online support communities at Yahoo! Groups, MSN Groups and on iVillage.com. The community on the hCG 1234 Facebook page is very active and offers great support from hCG 1234 and other hCG dieters! www.facebook.com/hCG1234
Know “what’s for dinner”
Try to have a daily meal plan and incorporate new recipes into your diet. Eating the same old thing every day can get boring! And if you don’t plan ahead you may end up just grabbing what is convenient. Check out our recipe section for hCG diet approved recipes www.creativebioscience.com/recipes
Forgive yourself for setbacks
It’s difficult to be “good” all the time! Don’t beat yourself up if you eat something you should not have. Just make a recommit to yourself to following the hCG diet!