Have you tried the hCG diet to lose weight? How’s your journey so far? Do you have occasional hunger pangs? Or do you experience cravings more and more?
Being on a diet, especially the ones that heavily restrict calorie intake, can be a very hard thing for most people. Although, the hCG hormone helps alleviate some of our hunger pangs, the hormone does not eliminate it entirely.
Some people, or most people, in fact, still suffer from cravings. This is especially true if they are confronted with foods that they used to love, but are not allowed to eat because of, like I said, the calorie restriction that is required by the hCG diet.
So, what are you going to do if the hunger pangs and food cravings come creeping up into your mind? Here are four things you can do to help you eliminate them:
- Snacks. The hCG diet requires you to eat only a total of 500 calories per day. That is not really a lot considering that all the major meals will total 500 calories in a day. But, if there are times that you really can’t stand the cravings, just eat some low-calorie snacks. The snacks that you should eat can be either a fruit or a vegetable that is approved by your hCG dietitian. These low-calorie foods will help you quash that hunger pang, albeit temporarily.
- Pickles. If you are fond of salty snacks before you embarked on your hCG diet journey, and the cravings kick in at some point, try having a dill pickle. Dill pickles are crunchy and they are approved by the hCG dietitians. Also, it tastes wonderful especially if you are on a diet with not a lot of good foods in the roster (500 calories a day will have foods that are bound to be a little bit flavorless).
- Drink Lots of Water. If you are feeling hungry and you do not want to eat snacks (because you are nearing the 500 calorie limit that day), then drink lots of water. Water helps signal to your brain that the stomach is full, therefore, you will no longer suffer from hunger pangs. Plus, water does not contain any calories so you can drink copious amounts of it, guilt-free.
- Tea. Tea are really good for the body. They not only help suppress appetite, but they also have antioxidants that rid our body of harmful toxins. Opt for a cup of Oolong, Green, and Peppermint tea as these are the most popular options out there. It also helps soothe your body and mind with every sip. Teas have a lot of benefits, so be sure to drink a cup if you’re on the hCG diet.
The hCG diet can be hard for some, especially when the hunger pangs and food cravings come. But, with these four tips, these should help you eliminate those sudden cravings from time to time.