The maintenance phase of the HCG Diet can be a little bit challenging due to restrictions on carbohydrates, starches and sugar especially for those with a sweet tooth.
You have restricted all forms of sugar and starches and you will only focus on eating mostly fruits, vegetables lean proteins and whole grains. However, you are not forbidden to cut back on your calorie because in this phase you are setting a new weight set point. You are getting your body ready in maintaining its normal weight.
Worry no more because the HCG Diet is not that strict to the extent that you can’t enjoy some sweets. With little creativity, you can have your slice of cake and eat them too!
No Crust Pumpkin Pie
A tasty-licious pumpkin pie that you can make for fifteen minutes simply by combining all the ingredients in a microwave-safe pie plate:
1¾ cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp. of cinnamon
1 cup fat-free milk
½ tsp. of nutmeg
½ tsp. of ginger
1 cup no-calorie sweetener (measures like sugar)
No Crust Pumpkin Pie has just 62 calories per serving. It has 4.3 grams of sugar, 7 grams of carbohydrates, and three grams of fiber and one gram of fat.
Strawberries and Chocolate
Give your sweet tooth a delicious concoction of chocolate and strawberries.
1½ tbsp. of cocoa powder
1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
Stevia to taste
Almond, peppermint extract or vanilla (optional)
Bread-Crusted Chicken Breast
1-part Parmesan cheese
1-part almond meal
Your favorite herbs or spices
Finely-chopped walnuts, peanuts, or almonds, optional