The day-to-day routine can help your HCG shots work slow or fast. The effects of the HCG shots in your body depend on how you do on your daily routine. The healthier the routine you have the faster you will be able to lose weight. Your cooking routine affects most of your weight loss. It’s because the work of HCG can only be effective when you have the right foods to consume.
When you follow your traditional cooking method there is a greater possibility that you will gain weight. It’s because traditional cooking methods such as frying foods can stop the work of the hormone. You will end up having products that contain oil, fats, sugar, and calories. Traditional cooking also involves too many preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients. To avoid issues in weight loss you can follow some healthy cooking tips for Phase 2 of the HCG diet.
Cooking tips for Phase 2 of the HCG diet
Cooking tip #1- Avoid suing cooking oils
Most of the delicious treats contain fats. It is because of the cooking method that uses oil and butter. Fats and oil are dangerous during the HCG diet, especially during the VLCD. Instead of frying your foods, you can use other methods such as steaming, grilling, or boiling. You can also use a non-stick cooking pan if you want to use oil. But, make sure you will not use too much oil or sauté your food on it.
Cooking tip #2- Measure the food ingredients
Get the right measuring equipment or take an effort to measure your foods. One thing you can use to get the right portion of your food is the food scale. You can use a food scale to get the right portion of meat, veggies, and fruits. Take note that you have to measure your foods before cooking. Avoid overestimating food ingredients because it can affect your weight loss.
Cooking tip #3- Do not cook too much food
Too much food may help you stay full but it can add more calories to your body. On the HCG diet, you will not need too much food to be able to maintain fullness. It’s because the HCG will work in modifying your appetite and making you feel full longer. If you have food leftovers make sure to preserve or keep them. Place your leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. You can have it on your next meal to avoid overfeeding yourself.
Cooking tip #4- Do not stick to the same menu
The HCG diet provides a food list for your VLCD. You do not have to stick to one menu every day because it can lead to boredom. When your meal becomes boring there is a tendency that you seek other taste. Thus, you will tend to eat foods that are high in calories. You can explore on your food choices during the VLCD and create a meal that does not go beyond 500 calories.
Improve the work of HCG by avoiding salad dressings, creamers, artificial flavorings on your foods. Prepare your meals ahead of time avoid prolonging your hunger. To create healthy meals avoid coating your foods with ready to use sauce.