Sugar is one of the causes of the epidemic of obesity spreads in the US today. It is also linked to diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. What is bad about sugar is its calorie content that leads to weight gain. That’s why you must not have sugar in any form or amount during the VLCD. Having sugar every day increases your risk factor of gaining weight or developing obesity.
Why do you need to stop sugar during the HCG diet?
Aside from weight gain you also need to stop having sugar to avoid cravings. You cannot have unhealthy cravings or hunger during the VLCD. It is because you will be at risk of weight loss struggles or weight gain. Sugar fuels the reward center of your brain and releases your desire to indulge in food. Sugar is as addicting as cocaine according to studies.
You have to stop sugar intake to be able to develop mindfulness. Mindfulness is important in reaching success on your 500 calorie intake. Being mindful is also important to be able to control your food intake. You will also know or determine which food you can eat and not while on VLCD. Practicing mindful eating is one strategy in overcoming sugar addiction.
How stopping sugar help you lose weight in the HCG diet?
Stopping your sugar intake reduces your risk of developing diabetes. Eating sugar raises the insulin levels in your body. Insulin is a hormone that is your pancreas is producing. It moves sugar from your cells where it can be a source of energy. Stopping sugar intake can also lead to weight loss even without exercising. It allows the HCG to work at a high rate in dealing with your body fats. The common symptoms when you start removing sugar from your diet are headache and sugar cravings. These symptoms will be gone as soon as the HCG starts to resets your system.
How can HCG help you stop sugar intake during the VLCD phase?
Using the HCG is a stepping stone to deal with sugar addiction. The HCG resets a certain region in your brain to suppress your appetite. Through this process, you will be able to feel less to zero hunger and cravings. The HCG resets your metabolism to burn more stored fats and release them as your energy source. You do not have to eat sugar and other foods to stay active.
How to quit your sugar intake during the VLCD of the HCG diet?
- Eat the right foods for your HCG diet. Avoid eating carbs and other problem foods to avoid sugar cravings.
- Eat good quality protein to balance your blood sugar levels. Choose the leanest piece of meat as your source of protein during the VLCD.
- Make sure that you are consuming good fats during the loading phase. It will keep you from getting sugar cravings during Phase 2.
- Introduce healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables. You can replace sugary foods with fruits that you can have during the HCG diet.