Most of the calories you eat during the HCG diet are from your lunch and dinner. It includes a portion of meat, vegetables, and fruit. You can eat occasional substitute foods like fish and eggs.
It is vital to understand that food is not your enemy when you go on a diet. Your foe is the unhealthy items you are selecting. Avoid foods that have;
- Processed foods
- Salty foods
On the HCG diet, you need to know which foods you can eat or not. The items that are on the HCG diet food list are for the calorie restrictions. Some foods that are allowable on the HCG diet have fat-burning properties.
Fat burning foods during the HCG diet
- Apples. It is fat-burning fruit. It contains a large amount of fiber that helps you feel full. Apples reduce the absorption of fats in your body. It is a healthy snack before a meal. Eating apples reduces calorie intake.
- Fish. It is a good source of protein. Several fish types of meat are permissible during the HCG diet. It satisfies hunger than processed foods. Fish meats contain omega-3 fatty. It protects you from the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Lean meats. Meats are great fat-burning foods. They maintain your fullness for a longer duration because they take longer to digest. They are preferable foods during the fat-burning phase of the HCG diet.
- Coffee. Not a food but, it improves your metabolic rate. The caffeine in a coffee stimulates the fat-burning process. It suppresses your appetite. Be careful with coffee consumption to avoid excessive consumption of caffeine.
- Chili Peppers. The thermic effect of chili peppers is consensus why it helps in fat-burning. It boosts metabolism. Instead of buying processed hot sauce, opt for chili peppers.
- Grapefruit. It is a well-known fat-burning fruit. Grapefruits reduce the absorption of sugar in your body. It lowers insulin resistance that causes diabetes. Grapefruits are low in calories. It improves fullness during the VLCD.
- Tomatoes. They are full of fiber. Tomatoes improve satiety. It has compounds that increase fat metabolism. Tomatoes contain anti-cancer properties. Eating tomatoes helps in breaking down fats during the metabolic process.
What are the other foods that you can eat to improve fat burning on the HCG diet?
You can eat the following during the VLCD:
- Beet greens
For low-calorie fruits, you can eat:
Avoid eating dried fruits. For meat choices, you can eat:
- Extra-lean beef meat
- Eggs (one whole and three whites per serving)
Remove the visible fats of meat choices before you cook them. The HCG diet also has a limit on the permissible beverages. During the VLCD, you can only drink;
- Freshly squeezed fruit juice
Avoid drinking soda and other processed drinks. For your tea and coffee, you cannot add sugar or creamer to them. Stevia is permissible in improving the taste of your beverages.