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HCG Diet Recipes


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While there is no shortage of weight loss diets nowadays, popularity of HCG diet is undeniable. This hormone based diet, originally invented by Dr Simeons, is now amiable in many incarnations. Millions of obese women and men try this diet, with varying results. To get the most out of this diet, you need to know the basic well.

It is very important to know suitable food types and restricted ones to obtain desired weight loss result from this diet. This is applicable for all types of meals you intake during the lunch and dinner including snacks, appetizers, soups, salads, desserts and main courses.

Common Ingredients

During this weight loss diet, candidates are not allowed to use sugar in any of the dishes, including main courses and appetizers. A natural sweetener named stevia is used which is sold both in powder and liquid forms. You can also use flavored variants of stevia to add zing to low calorie hcg diet foods. For majority of the diet, oil usage is not encouraged. You should not use any oil that has trans- fat.

Most of the hcg diet foods are made using methods like boiling, steaming and sautéing. Deep frying in oil is not advisable for the followers of this diet. Mayonnaise and fat laden dairy products are also not recommended for candidates.

Calorie Content

In HCG diet, adhering to recommended calorie count is very important. You can use thermogenic spices like ginger and garlic to make soups, salads and meals. This will help you to make the foods taste delicious without overriding the advised calorie count.  You can refer to the online recipe guides and there a lots of cookbooks on hcg diet foods.

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