The HCG Diet is perhaps one of the best diets out there because of the HCG injections that people are given when they are on the diet. These injections are either given to the patient by the doctor that they are going to or the patient themselves can give these injections. So how should a patient given themselves their own injection? The first step is to make sure that they clean off an area with rubbing alcohol in order to make sure that you are not spreading any germs into your blood stream. With the needle you need to pierce the skin and make sure that you are hitting a muscle in which the injection needs to be placed in.
You can inject the medication into yourself either slowly or quickly, it is completely up to you, however, most people find that the quicker that they do it the better since they are going to be able to feel the injection less. And for many people they report that it stings less. However, for those that want to make the pain even less, then they should consider letting the alcohol completely dry on the skin before they pierce it as usually the stinging sensation that they feel is based on the alcohol getting into the skin.
The HCG injections are necessary when you are on the HCG diet since they are the main reason that you may be losing as much weight as you are. However, the person does not have to suffer with the HCG injections. There are many tips that people have given over the years that helps make the injection process go much smoother. For example, the person should make certain that they are rotating the injection site. Usually the person uses the thigh muscles, therefore switch the legs out every other day to have less discomfort. The HCG hormone is refrigerated so you are injecting something cold into your body. To lessen the pain that you feel with the injection, it is recommended that you allow the injection to warm up to room temperature and you are going to feel less of a shock.
Remember when you are giving yourself the injections that you may see some blood on the area that you injected, this is normal. However, you should not see a lot of blood, if you do that means that you have hit the wrong area and not gotten the medication into a muscle.