Food seasonings can improve the taste of your food. You can add them to your food to improve the aroma and the indulging force of food. But be careful because there are food seasonings that can sabotage your results. Food seasonings are one of the causes of why you fail on your diet. No matter how much you stick to the approved foods but if you have the wrong seasonings you will fail. Sprinkle the right food seasonings to be able to avoid diet fails.
The use of food seasonings on Phase 2 of the HCG diet
There are many food seasonings out there and most of them are HCG approved. Some seasonings are not safe especially when you are on VLCD. Be aware of the hidden ingredients that may sabotage your weight loss. Do not use food seasonings that contain oils, sugar, starches to avoid stalls. On the VLCD you have to make sure you are using plain or organic products. For example, is to avoid using seasonings that contain modified corn starch.
The food seasonings you can add to your food during the VLCD
- Bay leaf, basil, and raw apple cider vinegar
- Cayenne pepper, caraway, and celery salt
- Cajun seasoning, chili, and chili powder
- Cilantro, cinnamon, and coriander leaf
- Cumin seed, Fennel, dill seed, and leaf
- Ginger, garlic, and lemon
- Himalayan pink salt and stevia as a sweetener
- Mint leaves, onions, and oregano
- Paprika, pepper, turmeric
How to choose the right seasonings for your weight loss meal?
Opt to have natural seasonings because chemicals from processed seasonings can slow down your progress. Avoid spices and seasonings that already contain oil or salt. Take note high levels of salt can cause water retention and you don’t want that to happen. You can use seasonings that do not contain sugar. This means that corn syrup is not allowed.
What is the benefit of using food seasonings during the VLCD?
Using food seasonings prevents you from getting bored with the foods you eat. When you have the same food almost every day you will tend to crave other taste. Adding some food seasonings will help you improve the appeal of foods without stimulating your appetite. There will be no feeling of deprivation because you can still enjoy delicious treats.
Using food seasonings can also burn calories and improve fullness. For example, is ginger, has a thermic effect that helps burn excess calories from food. It can also boost your mood and improve your focus. You can use food seasonings for soups and grilled, and steamed recipes for your diet.
Can food seasonings add more calories to your meal?
Having a minimal amount cannot add more calories. What can add more calories is the amount of food you eat per meal. Food seasonings contain low to zero calories. It does not affect your VLCD as long as it is the approved seasonings for the HCG diet. Using the seasonings that are not approved for the HCG diet can cause stalls and weight gain in some situations.