Why Alcohol Is Not Allowed On Phase 1 & Phase 2
Alcohol is not recommended while you are on the HCG diet as it can slow your loss or actually cause you to gain weight.
Alcohol is high in calories
One reason why you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages is that alcohol is basically high in calories. It may add too many calories to your Slimming diet. Not only it is extremely high in calories (which contain about 7 calories per gram for beer), over-consumption can be taxing to your liver too.
Alcohols can stimulate your appetite
Alcohol can stimulate your appetite making your portion control difficult. At the same time making you hungrier. Being hungry and less able to control yourself is even more dangerous.
Drinking alcohol is accompanied by eating bad snacks
Alcohol can make you want to eat bad snacks that are not allowed on the HCG diet. Examples of bad snacks are salty and fatty foods.
Alcohol can stop your body from burning fats. Instead of your regular meal intake, your body will use the alcohol as a source of fuel. As this will happen, the protein and carbs from the foods you ate will turn into fats.
Alcohol cause poor sleep
A small amount of alcohol can make you sleepy. But too much can cause poor sleeping. Thus, contributing to weight gain.
The good thing is, the HCG diet does not only control your cravings for food. It also controls your craving for alcoholic beverages.
Normally, alcohol is not advised when you are on HCG diet. However, will it cause you harm if you will drink one or two shots of vodka or whiskey during an office party? If you do slip up with drinking alcohol, it is easy to fix and is not detrimental to your weight loss journey. You can simply continue on Phase 2 as normal and the cheat will rectify itself.