- What Salad dressing can I have on the HCG diet?
People who are following the HCG diet are encouraged to consume very few calories so salad is an excellent meal choice as you receive many nutrients with fewer calories than other meals. The best salad dressings would simply be low calorie dressings. You can buy these pre-made in the supermarket but you could also make them yourself.
The lowest calorie dressing for your salad would simply be fresh lemon juice. Squeeze half a lemon over your salad for a fresh and zingy flavor that livens up any salad with very few calories. Lemon juice is also thought to have detoxing qualities so it could help your diet even further.
- What is the HCG diet?
The HCG diet involves consuming the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. This is a hormone present in pregnant women and is thought to increase the metabolism of the woman and release the fat that is stored around the body; particularly in areas where it is difficult to shift such as the hips, thighs and stomach area.
- How does the HCG diet work?
The reason this hormone is thought to aid weight loss is because pregnant women's bodies ensure that the foetus is receiving as many nutrients as possible. Pregnant women will do their best to eat a healthy balanced diet and consume the amount of calories they need but if they were on a low calorie diet, their body would work extra hard to release energy from their stored fat and ensure the foetus received the energy it needs to grow and develop. This is why the hormone is thought to aid weight loss.
It is thought that people who stick to the HCG diet can lose between one and three pounds every day and is thought to be a particularly good diet for people who are extremely overweight and need to lose a lot of weight.