Part 2: Alcohol and HCG Diet
Alcohol is not advised while you are on a very low calorie diet. But drinking alcohol at least once a week is something that won’t affect your hcg diet much.
The secret to successfully drink alcohol while you are on your VLCD is choosing the right alcohol and drinking in moderation. If you must have a drink, consider your health goals and eating habits. Before you pour yourself a glass of something intoxicating there are a couple of options for you to choose from.
Alcohol you can drink in moderation on special occasions:
Though it’s high in calories and carb, it is rich in antioxidants. Drink 2-3 glasses a week.
Drink 2-3 glasses straight per week.
Other allowable options:
NOTE: Keep the calories as low as possible. Avoid sugary mixes that can double your calorie intake. Avoid tonic water. It’s high in sugar. Alcoholic beverages with lots of carb and sugar can make you hungry.
Alcoholic beverages to avoid (grain-based, not gluten-free)
Alcoholic beverages like beer have the highest calories. One can is around 100 calories. That makes up 20% of your daily calorie intake. If you will have a can of beer each day, you will be forced to compromise your meal. This will cause a deficiency of nutrition in your body and plateaus.
Some are grain-based.
There is no immediate danger if you will combine HCG and alcohol. However, it can set your diet back quite a bit. Not only drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation can cause your weight loss to stall for 3-6 days. It can possibly give you a weight gain. Alcohol is one of the worst things you can drink that can undesirably affect your weight loss. If your body is busy oxidizing alcohol than fats, it will accumulate in your liver and systemically in your belly, thigh and arms.
Some factors to help you decide whether to drink or not: