Dr. A.T.W. Simeons developed the HCG diet in his manuscript, “Pounds and Inches“. As he was searching for ways to assist obese people in weight loss, he came across human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) as a way to produce the weight loss results that no other method was doing. Dr. Simeons believed that overeating was not the cause of obesity, only the result of it. By lowering the overweight person’s appetite, Dr. Simeons believed that people could lower their weight.
The calorie restrictive HCG diet gives a list of foods and beverages that can be consumed each day, along with a specific amount of each. Coming up with creative and appetizing meals out of these suggestions can be difficult to do for a sustained length of time. Learning to combine the acceptable ingredients and portioning them out is a skill, but there are websites available to assist you in learning the ropes.
3 Fun, Delicious Recipes
- An easy recipe idea that does not appear to break any rules is made with boiled shrimp, which you then toss with lemon juice, a bit of garlic, chopped onion, tomato, and cucumbers, and a touch of sea salt, pepper, cilantro, and parsley for enhancing the flavor. Go with the HCG guidelines to make certain of the amounts.
- Another way to mix it up is to use a non-stick skillet to stir-fry a different combination of ingredients together. Fajitas can be made with a chicken or beef sliced thinly and mixed with some sliced veggies. Be creative with the seasonings, but also check to see if they are adding any forbidden calories to your meal.
- Your fruit options per day are very limited, but why not make a fruit salad or a fruit smoothie with fat-free milk. Combine chopped and cooked chicken with apple chunks and shredded lettuce for an easy lunch idea, and you could even sauté chicken breast with orange slices and serve with grilled asparagus.
The options are endless if you work at it, at there are many new variations to the original Dr. Simeon’s HCG diet to work with people with food allergies and other concerns that make it difficult to follow the original plan.