It comes in many shapes, styles, lengths, colors and textures. Long, short, thick, thin, curly, straight, ‘good hair,’ and everything in between. It is your crown and glory, and you work hard, spending your hard earned dollars to keep it looking good.
Why is the hCG diet making my hair fall out and what can I do?
The hCG diet is a very low calorie diet, and any low calorie diet can cause your hair to fall out, not just the hCG diet. But there is help to prevent and/or minimize hair fall out while on the hCG diet.
A is for Apple! While on the hCG diet you are eating apples, but after the hCG diet, keep the apples and add apricots and sweet potatoes.
BIOTIN, B6 and B12
These three B vitamins promote growth from the follicle. While on the hCG diet, eggs are the best source, oral B-12, and/or a good multi-B vitamin. After the hCG diet you may want to add cheeses, salmon, nuts, and nut butters to your long-term diet plan.
This vitamin has many health benefits. When you want to promote healing and new cell growth, vitamin C does the trick. While on the hCG diet, eating strawberries and oranges is on plan. After the hCG diet, or while you are in maintenance, add kiwis, raspberries, mangoes, and red bell peppers to your food repertoire.
Iron builds red blood cells and carries oxygen, aiding in hair growth. Eat lean meats and leafy greens. Meats rich in iron include chicken breast, beef and veal, while iron rich shellfish include crab, lobster, and shrimp.
Protein plays an important role as the building blocks of your lovely locks of hair. Keep your protein lean, and your hair and nails will reward you with strength and growth.
Zinc strengthens and aids the natural oils that coat the hair shaft. While on the hCG diet, lean meats are your best source of zinc, but after the hCG diet, try nuts, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and yogurt.
If, while on the hCG diet, you find that your hair is falling out at alarming rates, consult your endocrinologist and ask for a thyroid panel test that includes readings of your free T3.
Call your hCG Diet Consultant!
Consider increasing your caloric intake by adding more protein in your diet, and including the above vitamins and minerals, particularly Biotin & Iron. Add four 5000mcg Biotin capsules.