Recipes for diets can be fun to try, especially when the diet is extremely low-calorie. Such are the recipes for hCG diet. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone released naturally by pregnant women; it allows the stored fat to go to the child she is carrying rather the mother. By injecting hCG for the duration of the diet (minus the last three days of the month-long diet), the dieter effectively feeds off their own fat. Suffice to say that the person still needs some caloric intake, but it is on a far lower scale than normal (usually under 500 calories a day).
When it comes to HCG recipes, they tend to be strong on vegetables and fruit; not only are there fewer calories in vegetable matter, but they also tend to fill up the consumer faster than other items. Meat is also usually a good part of the diet, to ensure that the proper amount of protein is eaten, as well as to allow some variety. Obviously, anything based on carbohydrates is off limits, such as breads and pastas. In short, the diets tend to foods with as little preparation as possible. It should be noted that the diet is just for those injecting hCG; it simply doesn’t have everything that most people need, but is good enough due to their caloric restrictions.
However, it does make for some interesting considerations. There are some interesting variations on some foods, such as lettuce wraps (lettuce replacing the tortilla you would normally find covering them). Kabobs also tend to feature heavily, as they are fun to make and it allows for some preparation; the number featuring fruit as well as vegetables is interesting, especially fruits (such as berries) that you wouldn’t normally think of. Building recipes for the hCG diet can be healthy and fun; just give it a shot!