Keeping off your hunger and food indulgences is important even if you are not dieting. Keeping off the food indulgences can be stopped by suppressing your appetite. Stay satisfied and full throughout the day to avoid weight gain. There are healthy foods that suppress appetite without causing nutritional deficiency.
Phase 4 of the HCG diet does not restrict you from eating more foods. However, you have to be careful in your intake because you might gain weight. The thing you can do during weight loss maintenance is to load on foods that suppress the appetite.
What is appetite?
It is a natural desire of your body to be satisfied especially in eating. Your appetite will determine the number of foods you need. It is usually activated by appealing foods. Appetite is your body’s view of the food you eat. You have to be careful because most of the appetite stimulants are processed foods. High appetite may cause you to eat too much. This will eventually add your weight and store unhealthy fats.
Appetite-suppressant foods you can have during the HCG diet
These are just some of the foods that suppress appetite on the HCG diet. Refer to your HCG diet food list for more options.
- Avocado– It has a creamy texture and healthy fats. This will make the body took a long time to digest. It can help in suppressing your appetite during your weight loss maintenance. Avocado is also a source of soluble fiber that can make digestion slower.
- Legumes– This is an excellent vegetable that is loaded with protein. Protein helps in suppressing your appetite. It is also high in soluble fiber which takes longer to be digested. It lowers your appetite and the chemical that causes cravings and hunger pain.
- Water and soup– Thirst is often mistaken as hunger. That is why you have to drink water most of the time to lower hunger. Water is also a good suppressant and it cleanses your body. Staying hydrated throughout the day will keep you out from your food indulgences. Soup as well can help you control from snacking and portion sizes. You can serve a lean meat soup of chicken breast broth to stay hydrated.
- Lean meat– the high protein in the meat is slowly digested. This helps in controlling your fullness. Lean meat is also a great source of protein which helps builds bones and muscle. It can also curb hunger and persistent cravings during weight loss maintenance. Make sure to take off the visible fats of your meat choice before cooking. You also have to weigh all your foods before cooking and eating. It is also important to track the foods you eat.