Dairy products are popular foods in the US. These are foods that are produced from milk. Examples of dairy products are cheese, butter, cream, and yogurt. Dairy products have excess calories that may not be good on HCG diet phase 2. There are weight loss benefits if you start to avoid dairy products.
Dairy products on HCG diet Phase 2
You are only allowed to have 1 tablespoon of milk per day during the VLCD. The rest of the dairy products are not allowed during the VLCD. These contain sugars and other ingredients that stop weight loss. Cutting out dairy products removes excess saturated fats, salt and sugar. Thus, lowers your calorie intake.
Benefits of cutting out dairy products on HCG diet phase 2
- You will be dropping pounds
Cutting out dairy products promotes healthy weight loss. It allows the HCG to work directly with your body fats. Dairy products are acidic foods. It disrupts the alkaline and acid balance in your body. Remove them during the HCG diet to promote proper digestion.
- You avoid bloating
A dairy-free loading gives you a flatter stomach. This is because you load lesser calories. Dairy products can cause bloating and constipation. This may also cause water retention during the second phase of the HCG diet.
- It revitalizes your body
The dairy products can affect the work of HCG in your body. It lowers energy and promotes tiredness. Cutting out these products allows HCG to burn fats in your body. The burned fats will then be converted into sources of energy during VLCD. It renews your energy and continues weight loss.
- Great opportunity to try new foods
During Phase 2 you can try new food choices. You can focus on loading healthy food choices. Removing dairy products can improve your health. It allows your body to absorb the nutrients from HCG diet-approved foods.
Stopping dairy consumption also reduces the risk of certain cancer
Cutting dairy products reduces your risk of having prostate or ovarian cancer. Dairy products increase insulin production. Insulin production increases your risk of getting cancer. However, this does not mean that you avoid this product for a lifetime. You can still have them after your HCG diet but for fewer amounts only.
Substitute for dairy products during the VLCD
Dairy products have proteins that help in bone and muscle health. However, it also contains high levels of calories. An 8 ounce of cow milk for example has 146 calories. Flavored milk has already added sugar and other ingredients. You can substitute dairy products with high protein foods such as lean meats. You can also have 2 hard-boiled eggs during the VLCD.
Drinking milk during the VLCD of the HCG diet
Milk is allowed but only 1 tablespoon per day. You can have non-fat milk or non-dairy milk for the best choice. Take note that without dairy products you can lose up to 2 to 5lbs of weight per day. A dairy-free diet allows the HCG to work directly with your body fats.