The HCG diet is one of the most popular American diets that was actually inspired by the people of India. While working as a doctor Dr. Alberts T.W. Simeons noticed that malnourished women in India were able to deliver healthy babies. That led to his belief that the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, or HGC for short, managed to burn fat stores. The hormone is only made in the human body during pregnancy, at least in quantifiable volumes. This led to the HCG diet in which limited calorie intake is accompanied by injections of the hormone to force the body to burn fat stores and effectively result in weight loss.
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The diet has two distinct parts. The first is obviously the injections of HCG, which are available through a doctor’s prescription. The second part is no less important, and that is limited calorie intake. The diet stresses quite hard that only 500 calories must be consumed per day, and none of those calories must come from starch or sugar. That severely restricts your diet. It makes us rely on salads and any other form of greens to actually satisfy hunger.
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There’s nothing wrong with salads but, seeing as how most of the traditional dressings require starch and sugar, they become quite unappealing. Fret not... we have assembled a list of HCG salad dressings which are sure to make you face meal time with joy rather than trepidation.
1) Vinaigrette Dressing
One of the more classical dressings on this list, this variation of the traditional vinaigrette is sure to give your salad a little more oomph. It is incredibly easy to make as well. We start out with a fourth of a cup of apple cider vinegar and mix it into half a cup of water. After that is ready, we add 2 shakes of celery salt, 2 shakes of onion salt, and ground pepper to taste. To finish it off we include 20 or more drops of perfectly clear stevia. Make sure that it is pure stevia so that you can stick to the diet plan. After you’ve added everything, make sure to refrigerate the dressing so as to make sure that it rests well and doesn’t go bad.
2) Italian Dressing
This dressing has a little more base behind it and is heavier than others on the list. It starts off with half a cup of clear broth. It is up to you which broth to use. Chicken works best, but you can also use beef if you want a heavier base or veggie for a lighter base. Once the broth is ready, let it cool and then add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Mix it all together and move on to the spices. Start off with a teaspoon of Italian herbs, half a teaspoon of garlic powder, and half a teaspoon of onion powder. Pour all of that in a pan at low heat. Once that’s done, add 2 tablespoons of minced onion and let it heat up for 5 minutes at a low flame. Once it is sufficiently warm, take it off the heat. Let it cool before using it as a dressing, though, because the warm broth doesn’t mix well with fresh greens!
3) Lemon Dressing
This is a very simple lemon dressing that doesn’t require much at all. All you need for this dressing is a cup of water, a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and 25 drops of stevia. You can mix them all together any which way and the end result will be a light and delicious dressing that goes well with any type of salad.
4) Citrus Dressing
This citrus dressing is one that can be customized according to your personal taste. The first thing that you need is to make a base for the citrus dressing, which can be achieved with a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, a cup of water, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and 15 drops of stevia. After that, you have the option to add a quarter teaspoon of garlic salt and/or Chinese Five Spice. The kicker is the additional flavored stevia that you can add. You can start with 10 drops of apricot nectar stevia but the choice is up to you. You can decide on the flavor and make the dressing according to your taste.
5) Lemon Pepper Marinade
This is a very easy marinade that you can make in a few minutes. All you need is 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of broth, and salt and black pepper to taste. Easy!
6) Sweet Mustard Dill Dressing
Another really easy dressing that you can make in a few minutes is this sweet mustard dill dressing. Combine a tablespoon of yellow mustard, 2-3 tablespoons of water, a sprinkle of dried dill weed, and liquid stevia to taste.
7) Sweet Wasabi Marinade
Start off with 2 tablespoons of liquid aminos and add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix well and add a quarter teaspoon of wasabi powder. You can also add stevia to taste, although that is optional. Enjoy!
8) Citrus Ginger Dressing
This is an incredibly easy and refreshing dressing. Mix a tablespoon of liquid aminos, 2 tablespoons of orange juice, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Once the liquid is ready, add freshly ground ginger, salt, pepper, and stevia to taste.
9) Savory Dill Dressing
Mix together two tablespoons each of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and broth. Add half a teaspoon of fresh seasoning, freshly minced dill, and salt and pepper to taste.
10) Dill Dressing
Start off with two tablespoons of water, basil, and dill. Add a third of a cup of apple cider vinegar, and a teaspoon each of garlic powder, mustard powder, and onion powder.
11) French Dressing
This recipe has a few more ingredients, but it’s worth the time! Start off with a quarter cup of beef broth and add the following:
● 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
● 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
● 1 clove of crushed garlic
● A quarter teaspoon of horseradish
● Half teaspoon of paprika
● Eighth of a teaspoon of mustard powder
● Cayenne pepper to taste
● Stevia to taste
Heat the mixture slightly to combine it all, and use when cooled.
Do you have a favorite salad dressing recipe that works for the HCG diet? Let us know in the comments below!
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