Thanksgiving Day means there are lots of food on the table. It would be a challenging moment, especially on Phase 2 of the HCG diet. Dieting during Thanksgiving Day is challenging, but it is not impossible. To survive from all food temptations, you have to stick to the protocol of your diet. The moment you lose control of your diet, you will eat foods that ruin your diet plan.
Put will power to anything you do or eat during the day. You have to stay mindful of every food you eat. Put a will power to see how you can do a social gathering without making food your priority. When things overpower you, you will end up losing control and gaining weight. Weight gain can interfere with the work of HCG in burning your body fats.
Things you can do to lose the thanksgiving weight gain on VLCD
- Drink plenty of water- Water helps you burn calories from the foods you are eating during the Thanksgiving Day celebration. It is calorie-free, and you can use water as a replacement for beverages. Drinking water will give you ease in cutting back sugar and carbs in your diet.
- Cut down your calorie intake– During Phase 2 of the HCG diet, you can only eat 500 calories per day. If you fail on Thanksgiving Day, make sure that you make it up on the next day. Cut down your calorie intake or do not eat foods that you are not hungry. For example, is taking off the breadsticks from your meal. Focus on loading protein and fiber-rich foods to burn extra food calories.
- Exercise when you have time- A light exercise can also help you lose the baby weight. It can help you burn the calories from the foods that you eat during the celebration. Try to take a 10 to 15-minute walk the morning after the Thanksgiving Day celebration. You can incorporate an exercise routine when you are not hungry or tired.
Staying hydrated, cutting back on calorie intake, and exercising are few steps to bounce back to track. Other ways to deal with weight gain are performing vigorous works, but you cannot do it during the HCG diet. If your weight remains the same for three days, you can do the correction days.
The correction days on the HCG diet refers to the “apple day.” The apple day is a step when your weight remains on a plateau for three days. You can eat nothing but apples during lunch on the first day and stop it on the next day. Eat at least 6 to 7 apples, and drink plenty of water. The apple day will help you balance the calories in your body.
In conclusion, you do not have to panic when you gain weight during the Thanksgiving Day celebration. There are other things you can do to celebrate thanksgiving without indulging too much in foods. Try to socialize with others. Digging into in-depth talks is better than indulging in the foods on the table.