Junk foods are processed foods that have negligible nutritional value. These are often high in salt, sugar, fats, and preservatives. These ingredients make a certain food appealing and stimulating to your appetite. Junk foods are marketed in a high and appealing way. Eating junk foods does not only lead to weight gain but also triggers diseases.
Why junk foods are not allowed during the HCG diet?
Junk foods are not allowed because it contains few nutrients and has no significance in weight loss. You are not allowed to eat junk foods on HCG diet phase 2 because it has high calories. The HCG diet phase 2 only allows 500 calories per day. The calories that you will be having during the HCG diet are just enough to fuel your body. Extra calories will be deposited as fats and will become stubborn in the long run.
Junk foods that you must stop consuming during the HCG diet
- Dried fruits
- Potato chips
- Fried meats
- Soft drinks
- Sweet desserts
- Potato fries
- Canned meats
You can find comfort and pleasure while eating these food choices. However, it is dangerous for your health especially when the HCG is active in your body. Eating these food choices will give your brain and body a hard time in dealing with junk food addiction.
What are the effects of junk foods on your HCG diet?
#1- Higher risk to gain weight
Eating poor quality foods during the HCG diet leads to weight gain. This is because the active ingredients of the foods that you eat will interfere with the HCG. Consuming junk foods increases the calorie you eat per day. As nutritionists say, the more junk food you eat the more you find it hard to lose weight.
#2- You develop diseases
Eating junk foods regularly increases your risk of diseases such as hypertension, cancer, and stroke. Your favorite fried potato chips or large piece of hamburger will lead you to develop diseases. Eating junk foods during the HCG diet will cause weight loss stall.
#3- Lessens the ability of HCG to control your appetite
The HCG will suppress your appetite during the VLCD. It can work well if there are no other chemicals that interfere with the fat-burning activity. If you eat junk foods, it will send signals in your brain to look for ore foods. This is the reason why you will end up eating too much. Junk foods will stimulate your appetite for unhealthy foods.
#4- Junk foods triggers emotional eating
Sugars and other unhealthy ingredients give you temporary comfort. This will leave you a feeling of wanting more foods to be satisfied. Eating foods to find comfort is a way of emotional eating. You will end up eating too much to find comfort from stress and cravings.
Does junk food affect your focus on the HCG diet?
Yes. Junk foods can greatly affect your brain and focus. Several research studies have shown that processed foods affect your cognitive response. The toxins from junk foods can cause chemical reactions that cause inflammation in our brain. It affects memory, metabolism, and appetite control.