Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that aids the normal development of an egg in a woman’s ovary. It is usually produced during pregnancy and it works by actively stimulating the release of the egg during ovulation.
Sometimes the hCG hormone may not be sufficient enough in the body to be able to perform its required functions. When this happens, the use of hCG injections can be introduced to help revive the hormones. The hCG injection is a hormone that is commonly used to treat infertility in women and it also helps to increase the sperm count in men.
When taking the hCG injection, you’re required to follow a strict diet plan. Unlike other diet plans where the proverbial cheat day can be tolerated, i.e., a day when you temporarily deviate from your diet plan and eat whatever you want; cheat days are highly discouraged when you’re on an hCG injections diet.
The hCG diet plan focuses mainly on meals that help boost fertility. This article explores some of the various meals that make up the hCG diet and the respective recipes that accompany them. Basically, when cooking for hCG diet, your recipes should include one or more of the following:
- Side Dishes and Sauces
Depending on your most preferred choice of side dishes and sauces, you may include recipes like Garlic Basil Marinara Sauce, Ginger Marinade, BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw, Cabbage Rollups, Chili, Fruit Relish, Dill Herb Dressing, Apple Dressing, French Dressing, Fruity Vinaigrette Dressing or Spiced Tomato Dressing.
- Soup and Salad
Soup and Salad are naturally healthy meals that can help boost fertility. When you’re on hCG diet, you should concentrate only on recipes like Spicy Chicken Soup, Basil Celery Soup, Crab Soup, Spicy Cucumber Salad, French Onion Soup, Cream Chicken Soup, Tomato Basil Soup, Spiced Crab Salad, Asparagus Salad, Broccoli Cream Soup, Sweet Cabbage Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, Strawberry Cucumber Salad.
Make sure that you always use only fresh vegetables when making soups. You can also look out for already made soups in stores for days when you don’t feel like cooking, but be sure to read the contents carefully.
No doubt, you have some tasty desserts you just can’t do without. Luckily, these dessert recipes can still be enjoyed without going against your hCG diet plan. Recipes like Cinnamon Apple Treats, Simple Cookies, and Apple Pie with Caramel. Most of them only needs to be blended until you achieve the desired texture before consuming.
Yes, drinks for hCG diet are also not left out. Some of the best drink recipes you can try out are Caramel Apple Soda, Grapefruit Soda, Green Tea and Apple Juice, Strawberry Lemon Soda, and Sparkling Mint Coffee
- Main Meal Dishes
For main meal dishes, Steak and Beef foods can be included in an hCG diet. Some of the best recipes you can try out are BBQ Beef, Roasted Steak/Onions, Grilled Balsamic Steak, Hamburgers, Beef Stew, London Broil, Pot Roast, Steak Kicker with Salsa, Pepper Steak, Pot Roast, Flank Steak, Lamb Chops, and Baked Italian Meatballs.
Ensure that your steak is always weighed raw (100 grams) before cooking. Make sure that you remove all visible fat from the steak before cooking as well.
Feel free to prepare chicken inspired recipes on your hCG diet such as Spiced Chicken Strips, Grilled Chicken, Oriental Chicken, Chicken Tacos, Apple Chicken, Asian Ginger Chicken, Garlic Chicken Breasts, Tomato Chicken, and Southwest Chicken Stew.
Avoid buying processed chicken patties from the frozen section. You can buy packs of boneless, skinless chicken breast and always make sure that they’re fresh.
For seafood, these sumptuous recipes are most recommended; Sweet Baked Tilapia, Shrimp Cocktail, Tilapia and Herbs, Sweet and Sour Shrimp, Lemon White Fish, Sautéed Crab Salad, Lobster Tail/Vegetables, Baked Stuffed Lobster, Spiced Snapper, and Shrimp Scampi.
A simple breakfast is the best recipe and when you’re on hCG diet and there’s none better than good old Omelet and Vegetable Omelet.