Olive Oil on the HCG Diet

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Your body needs healthy fat to function properly and to lose weight. Avocado oil, coconut oil, and olive oil are all healthy fats. Both olive oil and canola oil are hailed as the healthiest cooking oil.

Can I use olive oil on the HCG diet?

No. You can’t use olive oil while on phase two, and yes, you can if you’re in the maintenance phase. The second phase of the HCG Diet requires dieters to restrict their calorie intake to at least 500 calories a day. Along with the calorie restrictions, you are not permitted to sue any form of cooking oil, fat and butter because of their high-calorie content and unhealthy effects on the body. On top of these, the use of oil and fat can interfere with how HCG injection will work in burning down the unwanted fat reserve.

If you are on the maintenance phase, you gradually incorporate healthy foods back into your diet, including fats and oils. When I say healthy fat and oil, I am talking about those low-calorie oils that are enriched with vitamin D like olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil.

What is olive oil?

Olive oil is the natural oil extracted from the fruits of an olive tree. Oleic acid, the fatty acid in olive oil, makes up 73% of the total oil content. It’s loaded with powerful antioxidants and has a modest amount of vitamin E and K.

Olive oil, the extra virgin one, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps protect your blood cholesterol from oxidation, thus lowering your risk of heart diseases.

The benefits of olive oil

From ancient studies to new research, the benefits of olive oil have been highlighted everywhere. In addition to its numerous health benefits, olive oil can also be an effective tool in weight loss. It’s enriched with monosaturated fatty acids, which assist in weight loss. Other benefits of olive oil include:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Supporting heart health
  • Lowering the blood pressure
  • Anti-cancer effects
  • Improving the immune function
  • Enhancing the secretion of serotonin
  • Enhancing the digestion process

Olive oil and weight loss

Olive oil has numerous weight loss properties, and the best part is that they are all scientifically proven. It contains monosaturated fat, which is also known as healthy fat. The oleic acid in particular reduces your appetite sensation and makes you feel full for a longer time. Thus, you’ll eat fewer calories and feel less hungry.

The satiating effects of olive oil are achieved by suppressing hunger and cravings, which can lead to less snacking throughout the day. It boosts the body’s metabolism, so even if you don’t work out or exercise, you will still burn more calories. When you limit your calorie consumption and consume only healthy fat, your body will use fats for fuel instead of glucose.

Adding olive oil into your diet is easy and very effective in eliminating excess calories. Along with helping you lose extra fat, you will also keep your body weight at a healthy level.

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