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Having Hunger on the HCG Diet Protocol?
|November 3, 2015|
The HCG Diet and Hunger Issues
Fortunately, for most HCG Diet patients hunger and cravings are surprisingly not an issue. At least a few times a day in my private practice I hear patients tell me that it is actually hard for them to consume the daily food intake on the diet. There are surely patients who get hungry right around the time they are due to eat. Then, there are the occasional patients who deal with hunger on the program. I always tell my patients that if they are truly physiologically hungry then they are 'struggling.' I do not want my patients to feel a sense of struggle on the program. I ask my patients who are truly hungry to eat! If this means eating additional calories that is okay. I encourage them to make a list of 3 HCG Diet Phase II approved vegetables and 1 protein source that is the go to for hunger.
Step one for hunger is to determine if this is the 'psychological stomach' or the physiological stomach that needs to be fed. If it is the psychological stomach then take some time for distraction ... go for a walk, get into a project, etc. If it is the physiological stomach drink 16 ounces of water and eat some celelry and then see how you feel in 5 minutes. If you are still hungry go for 2 ounces of protein and 1 cup of vegetables and see what happens. It is important to feed your body if you feel your blood sugar is getting low.
Some Tips for Helping with Hunger on the HCG Diet
If you are having hunger and cravings on the HCG Diet Protocol here are a list of things you can try to pacify those pangs. Stay on track if you can. In our office, we see such amazing results with this program.
2.) PICKLES -- Essentially, a pickle is just a cucumber in vinegar. Read labels to be sure there are no sugars or carbs and then enjoy a medium sized pickle.
Getting Rid of Hunger
We are also here for our patients! If you need us ... please send an email, a text or a phone call and we can help you deal with any issues as they arise.
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