Gaining extra pounds are caused by carelessness during eating. It is because you fail to focus on your meal. Most of the cause of overeating is bad habits. Get rid of your bad habits to stop overeating. There are also cases that it is caused by stress. That is why you have to deal with stress right away.
Overeating is considered a disorder. This is because there are times that you eat not because you are hungry but because you need comfort. Eating too much food and prolonging the stress level will immediately cause weight gain. However, you can still do effective tips to control overeating during the HCG diet.
How to avoid overeating during the HCG diet?
- Make sure you administer the HCG injections
The HCG will help in dealing with cravings and hunger. It can also control you especially with the foods you eat. It targets your fat and uses it as your source of energy during the entire day. This is the reason why you feel less hunger even on the VLCD. Administer the HCG diet injections at the same time each day or every morning as you get up from the bed. This is to help you avoid missing a dose.
- Stay full throughout the day
You can enjoy low-calorie food choices during the HCG diet. VLCD does not mean that you have to deprive yourself of eating. You can have small snacks in between meals such as fruits or Melba toast. It is also effective if you will split your 500 calorie meal into 5 portions. Splitting your meal can help you avoid constant hunger.
- Control your food and its portion
Cook an exact amount of food that you need for one meal setting. Do not cook too much food because it might cause you to eat more. Be mindful in eating especially in food portioning. Make sure to have the exact amount of fruit, vegetable and protein portion in each meal serving. The most important thing is to have the proper portion of calories in each serving. Do not mix various kinds of vegetable in just one recipe.
- Eat slowly
Your brain will have enough time to register on how much and what you have eaten. Eating slowly will help you focus on your food and when you get full. Eating slowly can also give your body time to process all the foods that have been loaded. This is also an effective way of boosting your digestion.