Fruits are a source of vitamins, fiber, and minerals in many cases. The allowable fruits for the HCG diet are ones with a low glycemic index. Most of the fruits do not contain sugar that can spike your blood sugar levels. In snacking, the common ideas that will come up are foods like chips, donuts, and fries. Fried and sugary foods are the reason why you gain weight.
Healthy replacements of fried and junk foods are fruits. Fruits are a healthy replacement for your calorie-loaded snacks. During the HCG diet, your healthiest option for snacking is the approved fruits. It helps you deal with your hourly cravings and keep you full until your next meal.
Why do you need fruits during the HCG diet?
- Fruits can lower your calorie-intake– When you replace your usual snacks with fruits, it reduces your intake of calories. It’s because fruits have low calories compared to your usual snacks. Replacing unhealthy foods with fruits can lessen the cholesterol and fats in your body. It will result in trimming down your weight. Eating fruits aids you in managing your weight loss.
- Fruits prevent diseases- Fruits have loads of vitamins and minerals that can fight various diseases such as diabetes. Eating fruits can help you maintain your blood pressure and sugar levels. So, during the HCG diet, you won’t have to worry about getting sick because you are eating healthy foods. Eating fruits will help in detoxifying your body from food chemicals that cause rapid storing of fats.
- It stimulates the brain- Junk foods and processed foods are brain-blocking foods that contain carbs and sugar. Brain-blocking foods are the reason why you have poor focus. When you eat fruits, your brain can think faster and recall things. It improves your memory and staves off the brain-blocking chemicals that cause dullness. It is vital to avoid high-stress levels during the HCG diet.
Is mixing fruits allowed during the HCG diet?
Mixing fruits are not allowed during the HCG diet. You can eat a variety of fruits but avoid mixing them in one serving. It’s because each fruit has different levels of calories. When you mix them, there is a tendency that you load too many calories. You can have two different types of fruits from one meal to another. For example, is eating a medium-sized apple for lunch and half-grapefruit before your dinner.
What should you avoid in eating fruits during the HCG diet?
Eat whole and organic fruits to continue weight loss. However, you should not eat dried fruits because it contains sugar and preservatives. Dried fruits are from fresh ingredients which already gone through the process of preservation and drying. It only means that its nutritional content is degrading compared to freshly picked products. Dried fruits and other processed fruits can slow down your progress.
The diet hormone can work at its best when you do it along with VLCD. One of the factors that improve the work of HCG is by loading low-calorie fruits. During the HCG diet, you can eat apples, grapefruit, orange, and strawberry. You can have pear, peach, and lemon.