Also on the label are the amount of calories in each packet, some more than others. The Herb & Garlic has 110 calories with 4 grams of carbs, while the Lemon Pepper is only 80 calories and zero carbs. The Sweet & Spicy is in between with 90 calories and 1 gram of carbs and 1 gram of dietary fiber, with a net carbs count of zero. As discussed in HCG 2.0 – Don’t Starve, Eat Smart and Lose: A Modern Adaptation of the Traditional HCG Diet, tuna fish is a super-food. It’s high in protein and a healthy antioxidant called Selenium, which has been observed to prevent heart disease and cancer. In fact, in the traditional Inuit diet, which is predominantly seafood consisting of an extraordinarily high amount of Selenium and health Omega 3 fats – diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease are nearly non-existent. To read more about selenium click here. Additionally, tuna carries an inflammation factor of 250, according to Self Nutritioal Data.com – anything above zero is a good number. On a given day, you should try and keep total inflammation at zero and adding tuna to your regular routine is a great way to do so.
One of the many improvements that HCG 2.0 has made to the traditional HCG diet is that it measures food items in calories rather than grams. The leaner the protein item, the greater your portion size. If you’re a 5’6″ woman and it’s determined by your BMR profile that you can consume 615 protein calories on the HCG diet, you could have to 7 pouches of tuna in a day. However, it’s likely you couldn’t eat that much because your body craves nutrition, not just calories. If you’re getting the proper nutrition from a limited number of calories your body will be content and provide you with a feeling of satiety. However, if you’re over-consuming on wasted calories, which is typical of the Standard American Diet, appropriately accronym’d SAD, you’ll still continue to eat as the empty calories are providing little nutrition. As a result, you continue to eat and eat and eat without ever getting a proper amount of nutrition.
The HCG 2.0 diet is not the same undertaking as the traditional HCG diet. The reason is because of a healthy metabolic process called ketosis. If fact, if you’re hungry on HCG 2.0, you’re probably doing it wrong. The more you help the HCG by limiting your carbs, the more the HCG will help you. Tuna fish from Starkist is a great supplement to your HCG 2.0 diet protocol.
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