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HCG Divine! Elegant Lobster with cucumber apple salad

 

 

Elegant Lobster

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 ounce) frozen lobster tails
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of fat-free chicken stock

 

Directions

 

  1. Preheat the oven’s broiler.
  2. Thaw the lobster tails partially and use kitchen scissors to cut the shells open lengthwise down the back. Brush the exposed meat with fat-free chicken stock and season with lemon pepper. Place on a broiler pan with the opening facing upwards.
  3. Broil the tails about 6 inches from the heat source until they are opaque and slightly browned at the edges, about 10 minutes.

 

Cucumber Apple Salad:

 1 apple Julienne sliced

1 cucumber Julienne sliced

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon stevia

Directions:

Blend ingredients in a salad bowl.  Add salt to taste.  Serve chilled and enjoy!

Swanky Naked Swordfish With Ginger Peach Sauce

HCG friendly and a little swanky for special occasions!  This impressive dish includes your protein, veggie, and fruit.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free chicken stock
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 fresh chopped peaches
  • 1/2  teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 4 (6 ounce) swordfish fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • preheated oven 375′

 

Directions

  1. In a shallow glass dish, stir together the stevia, sea salt, vinegar, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and chicken stock. Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, and place them into the dish. If the fillets have skin on them, place them skin side down. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes to marinate.
  2.  Remove fish from the dish, and reserve marinade. Bake swordfish in preheated oven about 10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.
  3. Pour reserved marinade into the skillet, and heat over medium heat.  Add tomatoes, lemon juice, cilantro, and peaches, then adjust season to taste.  Spoon sauce over fish, and serve immediately.

 

Taco Salad HCG Style

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz lean steak (grind in food processor)
  • 1/4 cup fat free beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • whole lettuce leaves
  • tomato
  • cucumber

1).  Brown ground steak over medium heat in the beef broth.  Add all seasonings and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.

2).  Finely chop the  tomato and cucumber.

3).  Pour beef with 2tbs broth into the lettuce bowls. Top with the tomato and cucumber then devour!

suppress your raging appetite 101

That raging bull of hunger barrels through your conscience demanding to be lulled with a heaping slice chocolate cake, and you are defenseless!  What’s a gal to do? 

1).  It maybe counter intuitive, but eating small meals (about 200-300 calories)  5-6 times a day will keep your blood sugar stable and prevent over eating. 

2).  Drink no less than 2 liters of water every day.  Thirst is often mistaken for hunger!  TIP:  make your self finish the first liter before noon, then you have the rest of the day to sip. 

3).  Apples are a dieter’s best friend.  Munch on nature’s leading lady of appetite suppression as a snack to tame the beast till your next meal.

4).  Green Tea makes the world go around for skinny gals.  3-4 cups a day will naturally help keep cravings at bay all the while increasing your ability to burn fat with its thermogenic effect.  Scientists spill the beans that green tea chuggers oxidate fat at about 20% higher rate.

5).  When all else fails.  Cheat!  Phentermine spray is a low dose phentermine based appetite suppressant.  1-2 sprays under the tongue when cravings hit, up to 10 sprays a day, will control your cravings with out the jitters associated with  phentermine pills.

HCG Skinny Spaghetti

This delicious recipe uses lean steak as a replacement for the ground beef that we aren’t allowed on the HCG diet.  Technically, we aren’t supposed to mix veggies if we are cooking them, but remember the zucchini is raw.  Serves one skinny gal to be. 

3.5 oz of lean beef steak

1/4 cup fat free chicken stock

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

1tsp garlic powder

2tsp onion powder

1 tsp stevia

basil to taste

1 raw zucchini

food processor

1.  Julienne cut the zucchini and sprinkle with sea salt.  Set aside. 

2. Cook tomatoes and chicken stock over low/medium heat adding in the herbs and spices to simmer.

3.  Place the beef steak in your beloved food processor until finely ground.  (There is a creative way around everything!)

4.  Add the beef to the tomatoes and cook until done.

5.  Pour your delicious spaghetti sauce over the raw zucchini noodles and toss.  Enjoy!!

HCG Mint Lemonade~ Yesssss for phase 2!

Dr. Simeons allowed the juice of one lemon for each meal.  Here is to getting creative!

1.5 lemon

6 mint leaves

1 liter of water

32 drops of Sweet Leaf stevia extract

Juice the lemon and drop the lemon in the water for more flavor.  Mix with remaining ingredients and pour over ice.  Serve with an umbrella and enjoy!   Makes 4 servings.

PS:  I had this with my gingered peach shrimp tonight.  It was so delicious.  I’m hooked.  Cheers!

HCG Spicy Gingered-Peach Shrimp with cabbage salad

HCG Spicy Gingered-Peach Shrimp

7 oz raw shrimp (tails on)
1 grated peach
1 cup fat free chicken stock
2 tsp ginger
3 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp basil
1 tsp crushed red pepper
8-9 drops of sweet leaf brand Stevia extract

Simmer all ingredients in saucepan then add shrimp. Cook 3 minutes or until shrimp is white through out. Turn down on low to simmer till time to serve. Makes 2 servings.

Cabbage Salad:

1/2 c chopped cabbage
1/2 c lettuce
1/4 stalk of celery
a few slivers of purple onion
1/2 tomato
1/4 cucumber

Dressing:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
8-10 drops stevia extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Mix salad ingredients and dressing and refrigerate overnight.

Serve with 1 melba toast. Savor!

“Just call me skinny”- HCG tips for the first week on phase 2

It’s exciting to roll into the weight loss studio for your first HCG injection and demonstration.  You are psyched to start shaking loose those 1-2 pounds a day, and hey 2 days of gorging isn’t so bad either!  Then comes days 3-7, the adjustment period of the program, where you may experience some hunger, fatigue, and dieters remorse.  It’s so important during those first few days to stay motivated and not bite your partners head clean off their shoulders for eating a slice of pizza in the same house as you.  You can do it!  Here are a few tips that will make it a bit more tolerable:

1.  Stay very strict on the diet ~ any sugar indulgence will send your insulin levels into a tizzy and cause you to have more noticeable hunger.

2.  Keep gum out of your gorgeous mouth!  The artificial sweeteners used in gum are notorious for igniting near crushing sugar/carb cravings

3.  Drink at least 3 cups of green tea per day.  Not only do the catechins protect you from cancer, it speeds up the metabolism and suppresses the appetite.  Your energy slump could also get a beating by this powerful antioxidant.

4.  Do not go easy on the water!  Minimum of 2 liters should be hitting your belly during the day.  It fills you up, flushes toxins, and boosts energy.  By the time you are thirsty ~you are already dehydrated.

5.  Add B12 injections once or twice a week to boost your energy levels.  If 9-14 lbs of fat loss in the first week is just not enough for ya, add Lipotropics to your B12 to enable fat metabolism to occur more efficiently.

6.  Exercise is not mandatory on this program, so reserve your energy the first week.  There is something to be said about not using up your glycogen stores!  

Keep in mind the first week is the hardest as you acclimate to the diet and HCG.  The results are absolutely worth it.  Stick to it and you will start to feel a sense of wellbeing before you know it.  If you have any questions about the protocol, recipes, or want to know if something is on the list of things you can eat, please call your physician or nurse and let them be your support!