12 ways to stop HCG Diet hunger and food cravings super-fast!
When you are hungry, it is so uncomfortable and is a situation that
can be disastrous too. (Meaning cheating.) Usually, the hunger
will get better, and remember your body is going through some changes,
including withdrawal from carbs. Eating an orange or grapefruit might help
the low sugar feelings.
So what to do? I have done the HCG diet 2 times. These are just my own
suggestions. You won’t find this in Dr. Simeon’s Pounds and Inches.
1) What I found helped me the best, whether I was really hungry,
bored, feeling empty, wanted to snack, tempted to eat something
not on the diet, emotionally upset, or whatever it was–I popped a
piece of gum.
BUT, not just any gum. Some gum can make you hungry.
I found some sugar free, green tea diet gum and sometimes I found
it with Hoodia that is known to help hunger.
It “saved me” many times. I like Mega-T Green Tea Gum. One piece is equal to two cups of green tea, so you get those benefits, too. I often found it on
Ebay.com or else sometimes in Wal-mart.
The Dollar General Store carries a different green tea diet gum, also, and some health food stores.
2) Spices. So what else can you do for hunger?
I found three avenues to slay this dragon. When you are hungry you need help
RIGHT NOW! There are emotional needs, physical needs, and real
hunger, so let’s stick with food right now.
I discovered that spices can help.
If you will slice up a tomato and sprinkle on salt, pepper, and some Italian spices,
it is surprisingly good at allaying hunger.
Use good spices on your fish or chicken and you
will be more satisfied. Next time I will send on some recipes,
including my Blackened Chicken Spice Recipe that I have already
sent to a few of you.
3) Eggs. Dr. Simeon’s allowed one egg and two egg whites for
vegetarians, for a meat substitute. So that got me to thinking and
one day when we had some hard-boiled eggs around, I ate one with
salt and pepper.
It was between meals and so I cut back on my
chicken in the next meal. I suppose it was the fat in the egg yolk,
but I was able to get through until the next meal just fine.
4) Pickles. It also is not on Dr. Simeon’s list, but it is amazing what a
pickle can do! One small to medium dill pickle has zero fat and
only 1 carbohydrate. And after you eat a pickle, you can resist
other foods amazingly well.
(This one was suggested to me by a friend, I don’t know about this one personally.)
6) How many times have you ever brushed your teeth and then decided
you didn’t want to eat anything? It can be quite effective.
7) When I went through any kind of “hunger spell” which usually was
the first week of a new round of the diet, I found it helps many of our clients.
I’d read what others were writing, asking, and offering
for advice, and it really helped motivate me to stick with the diet. Also, you
can see some before and after pictures.
8) Also, I now take iodine in the form of Kelp, a supplement.
Iodine in fish is known to help you lose better because it helps speed up
your metabolism. Iodine is so needed in the diet, that it is added
to salt. Please do yourself a favor and only use Iodized salt.
Iodine can help prevent hair loss, too.
9) Walking can up metabolism and I read recently that a short 30
minute walk or circuit training routine releases chemicals in the body
that actually reduce appetite. Amazing. It is a good distraction and psychologically, if
you start your day with a walk, you are much less tempted to eat
something you shouldn’t, but I always thought it was just
Now I know it is based on something physical, too.
“Walking alters appetite hormones and plasma lipids by
modifications in lipoprotein metabolism and up-regulation of the
low-density lipoprotein receptor.” I am not sure where I got that
quote, but in some magazine on metabolism or weight loss.
10) HOODIA GORDONI. This is a cactus-like plant. This herb has
been used to suppress hunger without side effects. I have taken various forms
of this over time. You should be able to find these items also at your local health food store.
11) Green tea. I also drink it as much as I can. I often combine it
with Woo long tea and Organic Yorba Mate tea. It helps to drink hot or cold tea. It
isn’t just the fluid volume, but the tea itself that helps with
appetite. I have been known to take green tea diet capsules
Do whatever it takes to stay focused and on the diet.
12) If you like to snack. and find it hard to go without eating
something, I found it really helps to have wonderfully grilled and
seasoned chicken, cubed and saved in a zip-lock bag in the
refrigerator, for a between meal snack. Just one or two cubes can
really put off hunger.
I hope you find this helpful to keep you focused on your goal, of revealing your true body within. Please email with your questions or comments, and I may use them in my next HCG Diet blog update.
Here’s To Revealing Your True Body Within!