Cravings are caused by the regions of the brain. This is the part of the brain that is responsible for memory, reward, and pleasure. The emotions produce food cravings that usually allow a person to find comfort in eating. Cravings have two types, the selective and non-selective cravings. Selective cravings are the desire to eat a specific type of food. Non-selective cravings, on the other hand, are the product of hunger pains. It is also the cravings that are oftentimes caused by thirst.
Eating too much is not allowed on the HCG diet. Eating in response to emotions or cravings is harmful to the HCG weight loss process. Emotional cravings may cause a dieter to eat in response to emotions. This is linked with stress eating because a person is comforted by eating.
The common causes of cravings on the HCG diet are:
- The high-stress level
- Lack of daily protein requirements
- The bad habits
- Not enough dose of HCG diet hormones
- Skipping meals or overeating in some cases
Stress eating promotes cravings that only find comfort through eating. If the body is stressed, you will crave very often. Stress can also cause weight gain on its own. That is why dealing with stress is important to avoid future complications.
Cravings can also be a sign of thirst. There are cases that thirst and hunger may come in the same sensation. It is important to drink water especially when you are on the HCG diet. It is because the body will eventually run out of water because of burning the fats. Water can lower the sensation of cravings.
Lack of protein can increase the risk of cravings. It will cause a dieter to go on night time snacks. Protein is also an important part of a healthy diet. The bad habits that are not yet stopped during the HCG diet will also trigger cravings. The dieter will tend to seek the food that will satisfy the cravings. This will eventually lead to improper loading or overeating. The bad habits must be stopped before the HCG diet starts.
The exact dose of HCG diet is responsible for dealing with cravings and hunger. See to it that you have the exact doses in each session. This is to help each dieter to avoid further complications such as cravings and food temptations. It will also prevent weight loss stall.