Have you tried seemingly every strategy to lose weight, only to find the scales barely budging, and your jeans feeling tighter than ever? If the answer is yes, it’s time to shake things up and try something new. There are countless weight loss strategies and programs out there to try, and while many of them do appear to be smoke and mirrors, occasionally we come across something that really works. HCG injections and the HCG diet program are proving very effective lately, for all of the right reasons.
The major downside to the HCG diet however, is the fact that it does require you to consume a very small amount of calories per day. So, what can be done when the hunger really kicks in? Well, if you are sick of the same low-calorie foods day in and day out, there are less-conventional foods that will satisfy your cravings, and take the hunger edge off, without ruining your progress. Here are some “cheat” foods that will not undo your progress on the HCG diet.
Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, occasionally you will find yourself craving something sweet to satisfy that sugar craving. Ordinarily, when we crave something sweet, we find ourselves eating chocolate, candy, cake, cookies, ice cream, and other delicious and unhealthy foods. On the HCG diet however, one mouthful of those foods would take you close to your daily intake of calories, so what can be done instead? Well, a lot of people find that watermelon works perfectly. This fruit is naturally low in fructose sugars, it is low in calories, it will fill you up quicker because of its high water content, and it will satisfy your sweet craving. It is also full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, so it is very good for you too. If you are craving dessert after dinner, a slice of watermelon should do the trick.
2) Mixed veggies
One of the problems with the HCG diet is that people are often recommended to stick with just one source of vegetables, and to stick with them for the duration of the diet. Eating the same food day in and day out however, will eventually result in you getting bored. A lot of experts have found that, in actual fact, consuming mixed vegetables with your meals, rather than just one type of vegetable, will not impact your weight loss negatively in the slightest.
3) Cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is the ultimate high protein snack for anybody on the HCG diet. If the thought of eating yet another chicken breast is making you lose the will to live, cottage cheese is the perfect alternative. It is full of protein so will help keep you feeling full for longer, and it tastes pretty-great too. Just remember to go for the low-fat, or fat-free versions, otherwise your caloric intakes for the day will quickly shoot up.
4) Chicken broth
To mix things up and give yourself some extra flavour, a homemade chicken broth works very well on this diet. Throw in your chicken, seasonings, vegetables, and herbs, and simmer for an hour or so. Skim off any visible fat and you now have a delicious broth low in calories and high in taste.