When it comes to healthy eating and maintenance on the HCG Diet, common sense rules. Eat whole, high fiber, unprocessed food and a diet rich in healthy fats, proteins, and fruits and vegetables. When it comes to politics I’m fairly apolitical …except for the food industry and the food pyramid.
When I say “Down the rabbit hole” in regards to the food pyramid and the food industry I refer to two concepts. One, that the more you learn, the more there is to learn and the scarier it gets. And two, that the food pyramid is upside down, turned around. Black is white and everything is backwards.
So, here are a few of my health musings for you to enjoy or at least contemplate carefully.
I also recommend when maintaining on the HCG Diet to choose high fiber carbs like brown rice, sprouted grain ezekiel bread, or super healthy beans and legumes in lieu of white bread, pasta, and other overly processed foods. These more natural carbohydrates release glucose more slowly into the body, fill you up, and don’t cause as many food cravings as their nutrient stripped cousins. Choosing grain products that are relatively unprocessed also gives you additional nutrients, fiber, and protein.
So, Backwards and turned around is right when describing the government recommended food pyramid. A diet of 40% protein 35% fats, and 25% healthy carbohydrates is a good ratio to consider. On the HCG Diet, remember to eat the recommended kinds and portions of food for both Phase 2 and Phase 3. When you transition to maintenance, you can have your favorite foods again but choose the healthiest version of those foods. Small changes can go a long way to helping you maintain your weight loss.