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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.