Alcohol and the HCG Diet

Alcohol and the HCG Diet

Alcohol is not recommended while you are on HCG diet. In fact, Dr. Simeons does mention about it in his manuscript. “If no carbohydrates whatsoever are eaten, fats can be indulged in somewhat more liberally and even small quantities of alcohol, such as a glass of wine with meals does no harm. But as soon as fats and starch are combined things are very liable to get out of hand”.

Reasons why you should avoid alcohol

#1 Alcohol is high in calories

One reason why you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages is that alcohol is basically high in calories. It may add too many calories to your hcg diet. Not only it is extremely high in calories (which contain about 7 calories per gram for beer), over-consumption can be taxing to your liver too.

#2 Alcohols can stimulate your appetite

Alcohol can stimulate your appetite making your portion control difficult. At the same time making you hungrier. Being hungry and less able to control yourself is even more dangerous.

#3 Drinking alcohol is accompanied by eating bad snacks

Alcohol can make you want to eat bad snacks that are not allowed on HCG diet. Examples of bad snacks are salty and fatty foods.

#4 Decreased metabolism

Alcohol can stop your body from burning fats. Instead of your regular meal intake, your body will use the alcohol as a source of fuel. As this will happen, the protein and carbs from the foods you ate will turn into fats.

#5 Alcohol cause poor sleep

A small amount of alcohol can make you sleepy. But too much can cause poor sleeping. Thus, contributing to weight gain.

The good thing is, HCG diet does not only control your cravings for food. It also controls your craving for alcoholic beverages.

Normally, alcohol is not advised when you are on HCG diet. However, will it caused you harm if you will drink one or two shots of vodka or whiskey during an office party? If there are cheat days for foods, you can have your weekly share of alcohol as well. It’s a matter of choosing the right kind of alcohol and consuming them in moderation.

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