Being aware of what you eat is important in the HCG diet. HCG dieters must avoid high-calorie and fatty foods. Avoiding this kind of food can help with weight loss. It has to be avoided because these foods are the main source of why we gain weight rapidly. Be more careful with sugar and other high calories food. These are also found even in healthy food choices. There are healthy foods that can cause weight gain because of the high sugar content. This is why you always have to check on the serving size. Each dieter must be effective in food portioning.
There are healthy foods that are not allowed during the diet. Not because they are not good for the body but because it can affect the weight loss. Some of the healthy foods that are not allowed in the HCG diet are the foods that have too much natural sugar or fat. Here are some of the foods that can add weight:
- Avocado and nuts- Avocado is high in fat and calorie. This is considered as a superfood; however, it can affect weight loss. Avocados are rich in antioxidants and as well as nutrients. You can have this kind of food after the HCG diet. This will be a part of health maintenance. Nuts are also not allowed on the HCG diet because it is high in calories. Nuts are rich in omega-3 acids and protein. Anything that is high in protein it must be stopped in the HCG diet.
- Dried fruit- Although it is from fresh products the water content of the fruits is already taken out. It will be higher in sugar and calories than the freshly picked fruits. Choose fresh fruits to maintain weight loss. Dried fruits are considered as part of the processed foods because it has added sugar on it.
- Tea, coffee, and milk- Sweetened bottle of tea can harm health because it has more sugar on it. Be careful with coffee that has whole milk or creamer. These contents are high in fat and calories. The tea and coffee on the HCG diet must be free from sugar and other harmful chemicals. Whole milk is beneficial for the body because it is rich in vitamins, calcium, and protein. However, a cup of whole milk is very high in calories. If you want to drink milk you can have nonfat milk. Do not drink calories.