THERE IS NO CHANCE, NO FATE, NO DESTINY, THAT CAN CIRCUMVENT OR HINDER OR CONTROL, THE FIRM RESOLVE OF A DETERMINED SOUL.
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Welcome to our HCG blog. You will find recipes, tips, suggestions, etc. on this site. We have been on the HCG diet and wish to share our experience and successes with you. I hope we can inspire and motivate someone through this blogging. Good luck to all!
What IS HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin)? Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a natural occurring hormone found in the placenta shortly after conception in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is a protein hormone known as a peptide. Found in the blood stream, HCG helps reset hypothalamus and trigger signals for the human body to begin breaking down reserve body fats as a primary fuel source. Dr. Simeons findings showed that these signals occur when the body experiences a low calorie diet. HCG is also known to send out signals to conserve and maintain lean body mass, your muscles. HCG tricks your body into thinking it is consuming its needed daily allotment of calories. Replacing ingested calories with stored fat calories.
Click here to read Dr. Simeon's protocol " Pounds and Inches" for the full description of the diet.

The 3 Weeks After

Ah, yes! Finally your protocol is done. But now what? Well, you are still considered on the protocol, just a different part (phase 2). This is just as important to stick to as Phase 1. In some ways, it may seem more difficult. Simply put, you can eat whatever you choose, just NO starch or sugar. So no more grissini. This doesn't include fruit sugars. You can still have fruit. But stay away from the higher sugared fruit. There is a link that lists all the high starch foods. Stay away from these for 3 weeks. Yes, that's 3 weeks. You are resetting your metabolism, so be sure you are eating enough. Don't try to still eat 500 or even 800 calories. You will reset your metabolism to that and then you will easily gain later. One of our favorite snacks is nuts. Peanuts, pecans, and almonds (cashews are higher in starch). These have good fat and high calories so it's good to use this to reset yourself. Still weigh yourself daily so you don't fluctuate more or less than 2 pounds from where you were when you came off the 500 calories.

Click Here to see Foods With Starch

Recipes for the 3 weeks

Mock Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower)
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.
Hint: Try roasting the garlic and adding a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste.
Chef: George Stella


Spaghetti Squash & Meat Sauce

Cut a spaghetti squash in half. Place the half skin side up in a baking dish with a little water. (I use a brownie pan and put about 1/2 cup water.) Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. Turn around and use a fork to shred the squash by scraping it out. Put on a plate and pour sauce over, or just butter and parmesan. MMMMM!

Meat Sauce

1 lb. sweet Italian sausage                   3/4 lb lean ground beef
1/2 c chopped onion                           2 minced or crushed garlic cloves
1 can crushed tomatoes                      2 cans tomato paste
2 cans tomato sauce                           1/2 c. water
4 packets stevia                                 1 1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp fennel                                     1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt                                        1/4 tsp pepper

brown meat, garlic, onion and drain. Stir in tomatoes & water. Mix in seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. (Can add bell peppers, mushrooms, etc.  Can also use just ground beef.)