Balancing your blood sugar levels can help you control your appetite. It can also reduce your risks of developing diabetes and other diseases. Eat foods that can help you balance your blood sugar levels during the HCG diet. You can also maintain your blood sugar levels by changing your lifestyle. Balance your blood sugar to avoid highs and lows that would cause you to eat more than you normally do throughout the day.
How does high blood sugar affect your HCG diet?
High blood sugar affects your VLCD because it constantly triggers hunger. This will lead you to eat too many calories. Over time, this may lead to diabetes which can cause damage to your blood vessels. Extra blood sugar leas a rapid production of insulin which eventually causes weight gain. High blood sugar during the HCG diet promotes the storing of fats in all parts of your body.
How to improve your blood sugar on Phase 2 of the HCG diet
- Eat low glycemic index foods-The foods during the VLCD of the HCG diet have a low glycemic index. Most of them do not consist of sugar at all. It’s because during phase 2 of the HCG diet you are not allowed to eat sugar. Low glycemic index foods are commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Stick to eating healthy foods as much as possible.
- Avoid sugary foods– Sugary foods are just everywhere. It is more accessible than healthy foods. Stay away from junk foods that are high in carbohydrates or the foods that are made with wheat. Sugary foods can throw your metabolism off which raise your blood sugar levels.
- Do not eat fatty foods- Fatty foods allow your body to store carbs and eventually convert it to unhealthy fats. It can slow down your metabolism and raises insulin levels. Fatty foods can also stimulate your appetite during the very low-calorie phase. Fatty foods also increase inflammation and can cause diseases.
- Choose healthy snack foods– During the VLCD of the HCG diet, you have to be extra careful with every food that you will consume. Choose foods that ease digestion and fat breakdown. Instead of snacking on processed foods have a whole fruit instead. It can balance your blood sugar and help to stabilize it throughout the day.
- Eat more protein– Get one serving of protein each meal to stabilize your blood sugar. Protein provides a constant source of energy during the very low-calorie intake. Lean protein is found in meat such as beef, chicken, shrimp, lobster, and crab meat.
- Avoid whole grain foods- Whole grain foods contain a glycemic index the same as bread and starch. It raises blood sugar and leads to imbalances and insulin resistance. Eating whole grains during the VLCD can cause weight loss stalls.
Does lack of sleep affect your blood sugar levels on the HCG diet?
Yes. Lack of sleep eventually spikes up your blood sugar and makes you hungry or craves for specific foods. Improving your sleep has a wide range of positive effects on your weight loss. It also curbs high-stress levels.