Attending to parties and other events are risky during Phase 2 of the HCG diet. It’s because you are surely be surrounded by tempting foods and drinks. Food temptations are certainly present in events such as birthday parties and thanksgiving. It may affect your weight loss during the VLCD. However, you can still do methods to avoid falling to food temptations. Stay disciplined during Phase 2 of the HCG diet. It will help you overcome food temptations and succeed in your weight loss.
Some eating tips while attending parties during the VLCD
Tip #1- Eat your meal at home
Before you will go to an event or party you have to eat at home. Make sure that your stomach is full so that you will less likely to eat. You can eat a whole fruit or a serving of vegetables to keep your stomach full. Do not leave your house with an empty stomach to avoid eating unhealthy foods.
Tip #2- Bring some food with you
Bring your food if you will not eat at home. You can bring your dinner so that you have something to eat that does not affect your HCG diet. Pack your meal that has a portion of lean protein, vegetable, and fruit on it.
Tip #3- Maintain proper food portioning
Being careful with your portions is vital to avoiding weight gain. In will make you avoid eating unhealthy food. Eat smaller portions of foods during parties and events. Go for vegetables and eat a small portion of lean meats. Consume 100 grams of meat such as lean beef or chicken meat.
Tip #4- Stay Hydrated
Drinking water before you eat is a great way to reduce your appetite during meals. Drinking water before you eat can help you deal with initial hunger right after you start eating. It suppresses your appetite without adding calories. This means that you will less likely to eat foods when you are hydrated. It flushes toxins and it also helps with digestion and avoiding dehydration from salty foods.
Tip #5- Make your meals
If you are hosting a party you can make your meal. Prepare a separate meal for you to avoid consuming too many calories. Avoid eating deep-fried foods or those that contain too many ingredients.
Tip #6- Only choose one vegetable
You can still eat at a party or other events by choosing a vegetable dish. Look for a vegetable salad and pick one vegetable such as lettuce. Have it in a minimal amount. The fiber in vegetables will help keep you full and reduce your hunger. You can also use small plates to be able to control your food portions.
Tip #7- Do not drink soda or alcohol Avoid processed beverages such as alcohol and soda. It’s because these drinks contain sugar and extra calories. Drinks that are sweetened with sugar are not good to drink when you’re trying to lose weight. Stick to a few to zero-calorie drinks such as water, carbonated water, and unsweetened tea