Regardless of what type of dieting method you do you will certainly experience some hunger.
When your body calorie intake is lesser than your calorie expenditure, your body will naturally proceed into survival mode. Then it produces a feeling of hunger which motivates you to eat. This response is spontaneous and there is no way around it.
The HCG diet is no different. However, the HCG hormone provides a faster result. Your hunger will subside when the hormone taps into the unwanted fats in your body. The unwanted fats are then converted into your main source of calorie. Usually your hunger pangs peaks around the 5th or 6th days of your HCG diet. Most can get through the first few weeks but if you find yourself struggling, you can try some of the tips below.
One of the effective ways of dealing with hunger during P2 is by increasing your vegetable portion per meal. But make sure that you will not go over your required daily calorie intake. It should not go above 550 calories per day. See to it also that you are eating only the HCG approved vegetables.
You can also lower your protein serving. Instead of eating red meat, eat some fish so you can increase your vegetable portion.
Water is proven to help lower your appetite. So, drink lots and lots of water to make your first few days of Phase 2 of HCG easier. Before you eat any of your meal start off with a glass of water, this can make your stomach feel fuller. Drink also water between your meals or when you eat your snacks.
Citrus fruits are excellent to help you control your appetite. They are also rich in fiber which can help to fill you up without adding calories.
If your work requires you to move around a lot, a slight increase in your protein portion can help you combat your hunger. But you have to be careful not to overdo this so you won’t go over the specified calorie limit.
When you are trying to lose weight, as a general rule, take time with your meals. Slow down with your pace to make it more filling.