Avoid all the drinks that are “sugar-free” on its label. None of the sugar-free drinks are allowed during Phase 2 of the HCG diet. Phase 2 of the HCG diet is the low-calorie stage of the HCG diet. You must cut down your intake of calories to 500 per day. Drinks such as soda and fruit juice contain too many calories. The fruit juices that are labeled as “fresh and natural” in the grocery store may ruin your diet. That is why you have to be wise with food labels including the drinks and beverages that you will buy.
Soda and fruit juice during the HCG diet
Sugar-free fruit juice and soda may not contain the actual sugar that you usually have, but they contain other forms of sugar. It contains harmful sweeteners that improve the appeal of the drink. These ingredients can cause stalls or gain when you are in Phase 2 of the HCG diet. Any other forms of sugar or artificial sweeteners do not contain a nutritional value for weight loss. It can slow down or stop the progress of your weight loss.
How do soda and fruit juice affect your HCG diet?
Aside from weight gain, soda and fruit juice can also stimulate your appetite. It triggers cravings or leads to frequent occurrences of hunger. The active ingredients present in soda and fruit juice can interfere with the HCG in your system. That is why when you drink soda your weight loss will seem to slow down or stop. Soda and fruit juices do not only make you fat but also triggers diseases.
How do soda and alcohol make you fat during the HCG diet?
Drinking a bottle or two does not make you fat right away but, you can already see changes in your body. When you check on the weighing scale you can see some gains. This only means that drinking soda or fruit juice can deposit excess calories in your body. These excess calories will become body fats and will add your weight. Having soda or juice a day makes you end up having a 70 percent larger waist size.
What are the beverages or drinks you can have during the HCG diet?
During the HCG diet, you can drink water or coffee and tea but it must be sugar-free. The HCG diet is very particular on every food and drinks that you will consume especially on Phase 2. You can also drink fruit juice during the HCG diet but it must be from fresh fruits. For example, is to have fresh-squeezed lemon juice with stevia. You can also have apple, grapefruit, or orange juice as long as you are the one who made it.
In making your fresh fruit juice you still have to count every calorie you have to stay on your diet track. Stay hydrated to flush out toxins and excess calories. The best drink you can have is mineral water. It has zero calories but it can make you full longer. During the VLCD you can drink 2 liters of water per day.