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 If you are on the hCG diet you may be facing one of the biggest challenges of your diet – the holiday season. Now that the festivities are fast approaching, sugar plumbs may be dancing in your head but its important that you stay strong and stick to you hGC diet in order to lose weight fast. Here are ten tips for controlling you appetite this holiday season.

1.   Eat your meals and snacks about 3-4 hours apart and avoid grazing in between. Never skip a meal.

2.    Make sure your meals and snacks are balanced with healthy foods that help fill you up and switch off the appetite.

3.    Choose low GI, high fibre foods for each meal – low glycemic index (GI) foods are digested and absorbed more slowly providing you with longer lasting energy to tide you over until the next meal. High GI foods are not filling and as a result you can eat more than you need. High fibre foods physically fill the stomach with bulk.

4.    Add some healthy fats – healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, salad dressings, can help release some of the satiety hormones in the intestines.

5.    Add some protein – protein can switch off the appetite so should be included in each meal in some way. Whether animal protein from lean meats, egg, fish, dairy or plant protein from legumes, nuts, wholegrains and tofu, include one or more of these in your meals regularly.

6.    Drink a glass of water before your meal or snack – this will partially fill you and you may eat less of your meal as a result. Adults can often confuse feeling thirsty with feeling hungry.

7.    Rank your appetite before each meal  or snack. On a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is not hungry and 10 is ravenous, ask yourself “How hungry am I?” Also ask yourself whether you have a mouth hunger i.e. you just crave the taste for something or  a stomach hunger – a gnawing emptiness, a grumbly tummy?

8.    Use smaller dinner plates to serve or plates with a clear pattern around the rim so you don’t over fill the plate. Cook enough food so there are no leftovers and, if eating out, only make one trip to the “all you can eat” buffet.

9.    Eat slowly – it takes time for your brain to catch up to what is happening in your stomach and intestine and hence to tell you when you are satisfied but not full. Time yourself over dinner and see how long it takes you to eat it, then aim to add 10mins to the time at the next meal. Put your knife and fork down between meals rather than loading up the fork with the next mouthful. Don’t eat with the TV on, instead try some relaxing music to slow your pace. Lingering over table conversation also helps.

10.    Only chew gum after a meal to help with dental hygiene – chewing gum can increase the release of gastric fluids, making you think you are hungry when you may not be. Or, where possible, clean your teeth or rinse with mouth wash straight after dinner. The pepperminty taste may stop you from wanting any further snacks during the night.

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