The first thing you have to do is to understand the reality of sugar. Sugars provide energy for your body. The most common form of sugar in your body is glucose which helps your body organs to function well. Sugar can help improve the proper function of the brain and muscles. However, having too much sugar every day can cause weight gain or obesity. This is the reason why you have to quit sugar during the HCG diet. Not only because it is the reason why you gain weight but also it is unhealthy.
How to end sugar intake on Phase 2 of the HCG diet?
- Increase your water intake- maintain your hydration by drinking plenty of water. Avoid drinking calories from soda, juices, alcohol, and sports drinks. It’s because these drinks contain too much sugar that can sabotage your weight loss. Water keeps you hydrated and fights against headaches and irritability. Headache and irritability are very common during the first few days of the VLCD. It is because your body is still adjusting to the absence of sugar and other usual foods.
- Avoid foods that contain carbs- Avoid foods that have a high level of crabs because it can trigger sugar cravings. Carbs improve fullness in your body but not for a longer period. It can trigger hunger right away. Avoid carbs by eliminating sugar-sweetened products. You also need to stop eating potatoes, rice, and bread. You can enjoy carb-free foods such as vegetables and fruits to improve weight loss.
- Eat more protein- The leanest meat is one of the richest sources of protein that you need to lose weight. Protein will help balance your blood sugar levels. It can also stop your food cravings especially on the desire of eating sugary foods. You can eat protein-rich foods such as lean beef meat, shrimp, crab meat, and chicken breast.
- Improve your mood- Everyone is not exempted from stress especially you. Maintaining low-stress levels is important during the HCG diet. It helps you avoid food cravings and sugar addiction. Improving your mood helps boost your mindfulness and focus on your diet. Go for walks or try yoga and meditation form from time to time. These activities can assist with relaxation, improving sleep, and reducing stress.
How will stopping sugar help you lose weight in the HCG diet?
Stopping your sugar intake helps you normalize your blood sugar levels. It also stops the rapid deposition of sugar in your fat stores. Through this, you will be able to lose weight easily and fast. Stopping sugar intake reduces your calorie intake. This allows the HCG to improve and boost fat burning. Thus, helps you lose weight without performing a heavy exercise.
What will happen to you when you quit sugar?
There are cases that you will experience withdrawal symptoms. In some instances, you can experience mood changes, hunger, and irritability. You do not have to worry about these symptoms because these are all normal. You often feel cravings or wanting to eat sugar. These symptoms will be gone as soon as the HCG is working in your system.