More women than men in the United States struggle to lose weight.
HCG, which stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is produced by a woman during pregnancy. The HCG diet consists of injecting this hormone while also limiting calorie intake for maximum weight loss.
When you’re on the HCG diet, it can be hard to find recipes that are within the guidelines that still taste good. Drinks and beverages specifically are a difficult category when you want to avoid sugar and alcohol.
If you want to try some yummy HCG diet-friendly beverage recipes, keep reading below to learn our tips on making them delicious.
1. Water With Lemon
This recipe can be as simple as adding a slice of lemon to a tall cold glass of tasty filtered water.
Use a fresh, organic lemon instead of one that has been sitting at the back of your fridge for the best taste. You could also add some cucumber if you want to change it up a little bit.
Another way to improve on this is to actually use warm water instead of cold. You can warm some water in a kettle or on the stovetop and add lemon for a warmer drink during cold months.
Be sure to dilute the lemon enough to protect your tooth enamel. Drink at least 8 to 12 ounces of water at a time with your lemon juice and only use enough for your taste. You also don’t want to use up your fruit limit for the day with this one drink.
2. Peppermint Tea
Many recipes for peppermint tea include honey, but it’s not needed to maximize the flavor!
You simply need to bring some water to a boil, either in a saucepan or in a kettle.
Once you’ve got a rolling boil going, turn the heat off. You will want to tear up your mint leaves and put them in the water.
Let this sit for about 5 minutes (or longer if you would prefer a strong flavor). After this, you can let it cool a bit longer as needed, strain, and it is ready to drink!
3. Black Coffee
Anyone can learn to like black coffee and making it correctly will make this task much easier.
To enjoy a nice cup of Joe on the HCG diet, you should consider alternatives to a traditional coffee maker. A French press, for instance, can produce a great flavor.
To use a French press and produce the best coffee, you’ll need to:
- Preheat the French press
- Weigh out your coffee grounds and water
- Add coffee grounds and water to the French press
- Put on the lid with the plunger attached and let it sit for 4-5 minutes
- Slowly push the plunger down into the coffee
- Decant the coffee for a few minutes
- Serve in your favorite mug
Although this may sound like a lot of work, it pays off when you have coffee that you actually will enjoy! Doing some research on using a French press can be beneficial as well if this is the first time you’ve tried it.
Consider grinding your own coffee beans for a fresher taste. Be sure to buy high-quality beans as well if the taste is your main concern because you do get what you pay for!
Ready to Try These HCG Diet Beverage Recipes?
With these beverage recipes on hand, you can stick to your diet and still enjoy your drinks.
Do you want to learn more about the approved foods for someone on the HCG diet? If so, check out this article on our website to learn more.
When you’re ready to begin the diet, you can order your HCG Supplies here.