A proper meal plan highlights having healthy foods from various food groups. It includes fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Quit having foods that contain saturated fats, starches, sodium, and sugar. During the VLCD you need to control your serving sizes. Consider the 500 calorie allocation to create a proper meal plan.
The quest for weight loss must end in wasting your time and effort. Plan and balance your exercise and meal to make the HCG shots work. No matter how many HCG shots you have, if you don’t plan your meal you still end up gaining weight. If you do the same habit, nothing will end up a positive result.
To create a proper meal plan you should know the following:
- Frequency of meals
The usual meal frequency is having three meals a day which are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You have to follow the same pattern during the HCG diet but avoid solid foods during breakfast. Know yourself if you will be hungry in between those times and so that you can create your meal plan. Adding a snack food also matters because you will be counting calories. Make sure that your meal plan consists of 500 calories for the whole day.
- Know your mealtime preparation
Spare enough time to prepare your meal to avoid dining in restaurants. Do not leave your house with an empty stomach every morning. Choose a healthy meal you can bring for lunch if you go somewhere. Make a thorough preparation to have a healthy start to the day.
- Know how to count the nutrients
You need to know how many calories you will get from eating your meal. Do not just eat as many vegetables or fruits as you can, you must count them. Counting calories helps you lose weight fast. It is also helpful to get the vital vitamins and nutrients your body needs each day. The calories you need must come from lean protein, vegetables, and fruits.
- Snack on waist-friendly food
You can incorporate snacking during the second phase of the HCG diet. However, you have to be careful with your food choices. Avoid processed foods because it affects your waistline and weight. Munch on healthy snack foods such as fresh fruits. Fruits have a lot of things to offer such as being tasty, low-carb, and filling. Consider a proper meal plan for your snack food foods during this phase.
Does the HCG meal plan change during menstruation?
The HCG has no impact on your meal plan during menstruation. The only thing that changes is when you need to take a break from your HCG shots. You can continue having 500 calories per day even without the HCG shots.
A proper meal plan helps in preventing plateaus and sudden weight gain. It manages your weight loss so that you can reach your goal on time. To curb hunger and cravings ensure that you are taking the exact dose of HCG every day. Track your weight every morning as soon as you get up to see if there are plateaus and gains.