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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.

 

“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!