One of the leading causes of weight gain is sugar consumption. Eating sugar does not only affect your blood sugar levels but also causes weight gain. They are converted and stored in your body as stubborn fats. Sugars are unhealthy which leads to the use of replacements or substitutes. However, sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners are also not healthy. It will just end you up getting fat and storing stubborn fats in various parts of your body.
What’s with artificial sweeteners?
Artificial sweeteners have nothing to contribute to reaching your weight loss goal. The misleading claims of artificial sweeteners draw consumers. It offers the same level of sweet flavor as sugar but has lower calorie content.
The marketing concept of artificial sweetener products is wrong and you must avoid them on the HCG diet. Artificial sweeteners on diet soda and other weight loss drinks can cause weight gain. They can make you fat and cause health issues.
What are the sweeteners that are not allowed on the HCG diet?
Avoid all product sweeteners that end with “–ose”, “-tol”, and –dextrin. You can see them in some sugar syrups and drinks.
- Avoid sugar alcohols
- Raw stevia
- Great value stevia
Artificial sweeteners can drain your energy and interfere with the HCG. It leads to nutritional deficiency and binge eating. Artificial sweeteners can also consume your energy which can cause fatigue.
How do artificial sweeteners trigger your cravings during the HCG diet?
Artificial sweeteners can ruin the good bacteria in your gut. When your gut bacteria is damaged it is then associated with certain conditions. It leads to indigestion, cravings, and stimulation of your appetite. When you give in to cravings it will be harder for the HCG to control your metabolism. It’s the reason why you can see a spike in your weight. Another effect of gut damage is glucose intolerance. It leads to diabetes and metabolism disorder.
Artificial sweeteners and weight gain during the HCG diet
The regular use of artificial sweeteners can cause weight gain on the HCG diet. It can stop the progress of your weight loss. Instead of losing weight, it doubles your chance of becoming obese. Artificial sweeteners can block the mechanism of HCG in dealing with your body fats. Control your cravings and sweet tooth when you are on the second phase of the HCG diet. Avoid involving foods because it will lead to weight gain.
What to do when you crave sweet foods during the HCG diet?
The first thing you have to do when you crave is to drink lots of water and wait for 20 minutes. Cravings will just last in a short period so there is no need to eat. Take note that cravings are also caused by thirst so make sure you are drinking an adequate amount of water each day. You can also use stevia for your tea or coffee. It is a delicious treat without stimulating your appetite or adding extra calories.