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Cooking Habits That Sabotage Your HCG Shots

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Sometimes it’s your day to day routine that makes your HCG shots work slower than it should. The most crucial factor of your diet is how you prepare your meals. Unknowingly, traditional cooking methods employ the use too much preservatives and flavorings. Naturally the end products that you will be consuming will be packed in fat, sugar and calories.

 

Here are some cooking habits that sabotage your HCG shots you may be guilty of:

 

Using too much oil

Almost all of the tastiest dishes call for fat; either cooking oil, or butter. While some recipes call for exact amounts of oil in their ingredients, more often than not do we just drizzle it until the oil coats the pan.  It’s always a good idea to use a measuring spoon when drizzling oil, but what if you don’t have it in your pantry? The best substitute is an ordinary tablespoon and swirl it around until your pan is coated.

 

To break the habit, use nonstick cooking pans instead so you will not have to use too much oil, or use lesser amount of oil. When cooking, use healthier choices such as olive oil and canola oil because they are high in monounsaturated fats.

 

Measuring ingredients by the eye

Either we don’t have the right measuring equipment, or we are simply too lazy to get a measuring cup of spoon, we more often than not measure ingredients by the eye. Overestimating ingredients that are rich in calories such as pasta, oil and meat can increase the calorie count of your meal.

 

Making too much food

Taking your hcg shots can modify your appetite by making your feel full most of the time. Practically speaking, making too much food is a waste, both for the time and money you have investment on your meal. Unless you can freeze your leftovers for another time, try to make recipes that you can consume on one sitting without overfeeding yourself. That way, you won’t be tempted to eat more than a serving.

 

“Tasting” too much

Sure, we want the food we will eat and serve our family to be savory and delicious. While it’s easy to munch on nuts as we prepare our meal, doing so will also pack our bodies with all that unnecessary calories.

 

So how can you prevent this? The answer is actually simple: don’t cook on an empty stomach. Have a light snack before preparing your ingredients to combat the temptation to pick on your ingredients.

 

Using ready made sauces

While they are convenient when we want to cook dinner for the family on a busy weekday, ready made sauces are packed with artificial flavoring and preservatives that do nothing to contribute to achieving a healthy weight. These sauces are high in fat, salt, preservatives and additives.

 

Break the habit by planning and cooking your meals ahead of time. By keeping your pantry stocked with fresh ingredients, you won’t have to resort to using ready made sauces to make your meals scrumptious. Not only are they healthier, sauces made from scratch also cost less than the ready made ones sold in the supermarket.

 

But if you’re one of the many others who cannot cook a decent meals without slaving in the kitchen for an entire day, it’s fine if you use ready made sauces from time to time. Just don’t forget to be mindful of the ingredients used to make these sauces.

Sticking to the same menu

You know what they say: if it works, it’s good for you. But this rule does not necessarily apply to your diet. Sticking to the same meals everyday limits the population of good bacteria living in our digestive system. Those bacteria are important in weight loss as they are responsible for controlling hunger, fullness and blood sugar levels.

 

The road to reaching a healthier weight begins with your eating habits. How you prepare your meals, what you put in them can make or break your diet. With processed food being prevalent in the food market today, it’s best that you prepare your own meals at home, using fresh ingredients. That way, you are in control of what flavors and serving sizes will enter your system.

Fatty Foods That Are Actually Good With HCG Shots

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From some, losing weight through exercise and diet is not enough due to their slow metabolism, body’s ability to burn fat, or even hormonal imbalance. That is why using HCG shots are helpful for them in making their weight loss program more productive with visible and almost instant results. But to make these shots work more effectively, you must also reinforce the hormones with the right diet. This also includes food that contain fat.

 

Yes, fat.

 

While many associate fat with weight gain, and even cardiovascular diseases, there are naturally produced, fatty food that are not only healthy, but are also actually good in helping your HCG shots become more effective.

 

Olive oil

Each tablespoon of olive oil is packed with 10 grams more of healthy monounsaturated fat (MUFA). It is found that MUFA lowers your total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and may also help normalize blood clotting. Studies also show that olive oil may also reduce cardiovascular risk factors by decreasing plasma triglycerides, total and low density LDL, platelet activation, inflammation and oxidative damage, as well as increase high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and antioxidant status. Effective in lowering your monounsaturated fat intake, substitute olive oil to butter when cooking, or when sauteing vegetables and proteins.

 

Aside from lowering your body’s cholesterol levels, olive oil is also packed with antioxidants. It helps lower the creation of damaging free radicals in the body that attach to healthy cells and start a negative chain reaction, injuring blood vessels that can damage DNA. This also create changes in genes that can lead to cancer. Research suggests that olive oil helps the body secrete more insulin, a central signalling molecule in the body that controls metabolism.

 

Pumpkin seeds

A quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily magnesium consumption, which is responsible for a wide range of important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (the energy molecules in the body), synthesis of RNA and DNA, the beating of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of blood vessels, and proper bowel movement. They also deliver a nutrient-packed crunch, providing fiber, protein, omega 6 fatty, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals.

 

Pumpkin seeds also help you sleep better at night as they are rich sources of tryptophan, an amino acid that converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the ‘sleep hormone’.

 

Salmon

Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that are important in cardiovascular health and has been proven to protect the body against heart diseases, lowering triglycerides, decrease risk of arrhythmias, and lower blood pressure. It is also recommended to eat at two servings weekly to get the best benefits.

 

Avocados

Avocados contain 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per 1-ounce serving (equivalent to ⅕ of a medium sized avocado). Not only that, it also contains fiber, antioxidants, and nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals.

 

Dark Chocolates

An ounce of dark chocolates counts as one serving of 9 grams of fat. About half of its fat content is saturated, but it only contains healthy nutrients–vitamins A, B and E, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and flavonoids. But if you can’t go to the supermarket everyday, you can also keep in stock at least 70% cocoa powder for the highest level of flavonoids.

 

Eggs

One whole egg contains 5 grams of fat, but only 1.5 grams are saturated. It is also a good source of choline which is an important B vitamin that help regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Just keep in mind to moderate egg consumption in order to improve  heart health.

 

As one of its many effects, your hcg shots will give you a smaller appetite. Make it count by consuming food that are not only healthy, but energy packed as well. You must remember that not all fatty food contain bad cholesterol that are harmful. If only you make the right food choices, not only will you feel satisfied with your diet, you will also feel fuller, healthier and happier.