500 calories per day! This is all an hCG diet is about. If you’re game for this austere diet, we’ll help you take down some hCG diet recipes to shed those extra pounds in a stern but mind-blowing way because… they work wonders!
In order to lose weight, people all over the world are blindly following strict fitness regimes to be healthy and happy. While some end up finding refuge in depression due to their extended separation from their guilty pleasures, some end up playing with their health as a result of protein and vitamin deficiency. Is there any kind of diet that helps you lose weight quickly, but makes sure you don’t compromise with your health? Indeed. hCG diet or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Diet has developed into a leading source of healthy weight loss among the masses, and has helped countless number of people in attaining their goals.
The protocol of this type of diet strictly limits the calorie intake as it allows hardly 500 calories on a daily basis, segmenting into three phases that make a protocol. What’s more, daily injections of a synthetically generated hormone, hCG, are the key reason behind it being a one-of-its-kind method of losing weight. The most surprising thing about hCG diet is that it keeps the fat off even after one returns to his usual nutritional way of eating. So, in order to make it successfully through the hCG diet jaunt, it is recommended to make the allowed hCG diet menu a fun and interesting thing. hCG diet recipes that are discussed here will add that special ingredient to your meals, making them tastier, and helping you string along with your hCG diet plan.
1. Finger-licking Crab Omelet
Who says an hCG diet is strictly limited to a raw vegetable diet and protein supplements? A well-cooked crab omelet helps curbing hunger, thus, killing the monotony of eating veggies. Following are the ingredients needed to cook a delicious crab omelet:
- Crab meat (50 gm)
- Egg whites or egg beaters (50 gm)
- Sea salt
- Sweet supplement able to be heated
Preparation: Heat a non-stick frying pan, and in a bowl, mix beat egg, thyme, basil, and the sweet supplement, thus, streaming them in the heated pan. Alongside, mix crab meat and sea salt. After you see the eggs bubbling, spread crab meat over the eggs in the pan, and leave the crab to heat for sufficient time. Take it out on a plate and fold over. Your finger-licking crab omelet is ready to gorge upon!
2. Springy Citrus Basil Chicken
Not to worry about cooking stuff separately for the rest of the family. The springy citrus basil chicken is easy to cook, and is delicious enough to serve to the other members of the family who aren’t on a diet. Note down the ingredients required to cook it:
- 99% fat-free chicken
- Sliced tomatoes
- Lemon juice
- Peeled orange sliced into small pieces
- Salt and pepper
Preparation: Heat a frying pan and surface it with cooking spray. Put chicken and add salt and pepper to it such that it’s coated. Sprinkle lemon juice and leave it to cook for a couple of minutes. Add sliced tomatoes and oranges, followed by basil. Let the chicken marinate from one side, and flip it through to cook from the other side. Take it out on a place and eat with lettuce leaves.
3. Voluptuous Fish
For dieters who’re in the phase 2 of hCG diet, fish cooked in the way discussed below is highly recommended to curb hunger without increasing the count of calories. Compile the following items in order to cook the voluptuous hCG fish:
- White fish (100 gm)
- Softened onion (1 tbsp)
- Lemon juice (2 tbsp)
- Orange tang to add taste
- Sliced parsley
- Sliced orange
- Salt and pepper
Preparation: Blend lemon juice with orange tang and a bit of stevia. Coat the fish with the mixture, and add salt, pepper, and lemon to it. Top it all with orange slices. Set the barbeque or oven at some 350 degrees, and cover the fish in aluminum foil. Cook the fish until it is soundly cooked. Put it on a plate, topping it with lemon and parsley. This fish recipe is considered as one of the best phase 2 recipes for fish aficionados who are on hCG diet. Hog on!
4. Lemonade with a Kick
This is one drink that can be consumed at any time of the day. It refreshes, fills, and is a perfect substitute for those monotonous gallons of water consumed just to curb hunger. Lemonade with a kick needs following ingredients:
- Drinking water
- Lemon juice
- Natural sweetener (calorie free)
- Ice cubes
- Lemon slices
Preparation: Fill a vessel with the desired amount of drinking water. Add sufficient lemon juice and sweetener, and shake up. Ice cubes will cool the water temperature, giving it the feel of a cold-drink. Use sliced lemons for garnishing. Lemonade tops the list of free hCG diet recipes (phase 1). Cheers!
5. Delicious Egg Custard
Puzzled to see that custard is an option for hCG dieters? Yes, with artificial sweeteners, egg custard can be made to curb the desire for desserts in your meal. Note that egg custard is an hCG diet recipe (phase 3), and is essentially recommended for high protein consumption. Here are the ingredients to make the delicious egg custard:
- Eggs (4 in number)
- Milk (1½ cups)
- Heavy cream
- Artificial sweetener (Stevia or splenda)
Preparation: Blend gently all the ingredients in a sauce pan until they’re properly mixed. Heat the pan, and make sure not to boil or overheat it or else the eggs will turn into a soup. After the eggs start coming together, stream the blend into a baking dish with the help of a strainer. Scatter cinnamon all over, and bake in an oven set on some 325 degrees for at least an hour. Cool it and satiate your craving for a dessert!
Dieting is okay if one knows how to go about it. hCG diet protocol may look very attractive to the ones who are gearing up on shedding that extra fat from their body. However, everything has its own set of dangers and side-effects, constant headaches and restlessness being the most basic ones. Hence, it’s rather recommended you maintain a healthy lifestyle by hitting the gym and eating right.
However, for those who’re hundred percent sure they are going to give hCG diet a go, discussed above are essential recipes included in all the three phases of diets which can act as great substitutes to normal food. So, pull up your socks, follow the hCG diet, and remember, eat to live, don’t live to eat!