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.