Let me just start out by saying this is not my mom, but me: Sarah, her daughter. Mom thought I could give you guys a ‘kid’s’ perspective of the information she put up about the hcg diet and other stuff.
First off, I will let you know that I think natural and healthy are pretty cool (when its not cauliflower mashed potatoes—to elaborate on what my sister Kayla said) or triple threat tea. Mom is currently talking about that tea, asking us if we made any. She is also talking about eggplant—which some people said you can’t have it on hcg and others say you can, but I’m going to gladly go with the former. But yeah, being naturally healthy is awesome for everybody……unless you’re me and really like sugar (I know, I know, it’s really bad for you. Maybe I can find organic sugar that tastes sorta like the real thing). I’m writing like I’m on a sugar high….sorry.
Anyway, lets get to the hcg diet. As of today, I’ve lost…..eh..maybe fourteen pounds. Right now is P3 so of course I’m stabilizing, and I have found out that chocolate delight is probably one of my favorite things on the diet. The original recipe is here, but we modified it a little:
1 cup cocoa
1 cup coconut oil
about 1/4 to 1/2 cup stevia in the raw depending on your taste
maybe 1 tbsp of agave nectar (p3 & p4 only)
chopped almonds (p3 & p4 only)
milk (p3 & p3 only)
Mix all together and freeze. We usually put them in ice cube trays, filling the trays halfway, but just recently we’ve just recently been putting them in cookie sheets because dad likes them thin. Also you can get flavored stevia drops such as toffee and vanilla, which are okay but a bit strong for me.
These are good with just the first three ingredients, and with the almonds, milk and agave they’re even better. The health benefits are mainly in the coconut oil, and on p3 almonds are good for your heart. Here’s a list of coconut oil benefits:
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.
The article for agave is kind of long so here’s the link: http://www.livestrong.com/article/276217-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-agave-nectar/
Another awesome thing is Zevia! Now it may or may not make you gain, but it didn’t make me gain. For those of you who don’t know, Zevia is a no-calorie soda that comes in 15 flavors (depending on your store) and is totally delicious. My personal favorite is orange, but you guys might like other flavors. 🙂
Also tea is really good on the hcg diet, and this is Kayla’s recipe for green tea and http://www.wu-long-tea.org/.
6 bags wu long
6 bags green tea
12 cups hot water
a lot of vitamin C (we usually get the powdered kind off eBay)
and stevia to taste
Well, I kinda lost my rambling streak, which means I’m gonna lose ideas soon.
Thanks for reading!
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